Inspections are a means to identify and eliminate or reduce hazards which might result in life or property loss. Inspections also ensure that fire protection systems, such as sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, and kitchen hood extinguishing systems are maintained in good working condition. In the event of a fire, losses will be minimized through early detection and suppression. Code enforcement is a proactive and cost effective approach to community fire protection.
Annually, over 24,000 inspections are conducted by the Madison Fire Department. The Fire Inspection Unit inspects approximately 4,400 properties, with firefighters inspecting an additional 6,800 commercial properties semi-annually. Commercial properties include residential buildings of 3 units or more, as well as retail, factories, warehouses, and office buildings. Certified Fire Code Enforcement Officers and Fire Inspectors coordinate the inspections performed by firefighters by providing technical assistance and serving as liaisons between the firefighters and business owners.
|Fire Inspection Areas / Responsibilities||Name||Phone|
|Downtown, Hospitals, Public Schools||Scott Strassburg||(608) 261-9843|
|Near East, Tank Plan Review||Douglas Milks||(608) 261-9847|
|University Campus||Brian Kruser||(608) 266-4487|
|North/Northeast||Amanda Hornung||(608) 261-9842|
|South||Jen Blair||(608) 261-9841|
|Northwest / West Towne||Amy Lampe||(608) 266-5947|
|East / Southeast||Eric Dahl||(608) 261-9845|
|West / Southwest||Joel Kneifel||(608) 267-8608|
|Lead Worker||Jerry McMullen||(608) 261-9840|
|Lead Worker||Joe Seifert||(608) 261-9846|