Fire Inspection Areas / Responsibilities

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 / ResponsibilitiesNamePhone
West Isthmus, West Central, Village Of Shorewood HillsPaul Graening(608) 267-8608
East Isthmus, East Central, Eastside Public Schools, LPGAmanda Hornung (608) 261-9842
University CampusDouglas Milks(608) 261-9847
North, NortheastEric Dahl(608) 261-9845
South, Town Of MadisonLorie Anderson(608) 243-0367
Northwest, West side Public SchoolsJohn Kosmatka(608) 261-9840
East, SoutheastJen Blair (608) 261-9841
West, SouthwestAmy Lampe(608) 266-5947
Lead Worker, Hospitals, South and East sides of Capital SquareJoe Seifert(608) 261-9846
Lead Worker, Hospitals, North and West sides of Capital SquareScott Strassburg(608) 261-9843
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