Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for Fire Prevention activities that include:

Code Enforcement Plan Review
Fire and Arson Investigation Public Education
Hazardous Materials Smoke Alarm Installation
Home Safety Inspections Community Risk Reduction

Code Enforcement

Periodic inspections of all multi-occupant dwellings, except one and two-family homes, are conducted by fire inspectors. Buildings are inspected for the purposes of identifying/correcting hazardous conditions, familiarizing firefighters with the building, and educating occupants in good fire safety practices.

Plan Review

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The Plan Review Office ensures that submitted plans for new construction and modifications of life safety systems comply with current codes. Upon completion of the building, members of the City’s Fire Prevention Division will inspect the project to ensure that final construction is in accordance with the Code.

Fire Investigation (Origin and Cause Investigation)

The fire marshal along with other fire investigators are trained to investigate the origin and cause of fires in the community.  Fires within the City of Farmington Hills are jointly investigated with trained fire and police personnel. The goal is to prevent fires before they occur.
One of the most common causes of fires is unattended cooking. Always remain in attendance when cooking, and ensure that your home has working smoke alarms.

Read more about fire prevention in our Safety Education and Community Programs page and Hazardous Materials page.