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High Rise Program

The High Rise program concentrates on tall buildings which measure more than 75 feet from the lowest level of fire department vehicle access to the floor level of the highest occupied floor. High rise buildings are unique because their vertical construction inherently puts people at risk in the event of a fire. For this reason, building construction and fire protection requirements are more stringent than for many other types of buildings.

The City of San Diego has more than 200 high-rise buildings. All are required to have a yearly PDF icon fire inspection which is performed by the Community Risk Reduction Division.

High Rise Inspection Photo Tour

Take a photo tour of a high rise building's safety features and see what equipment and planning are implemented for public safety.