Headquarters Station - 816 E. Haley St. Midland, MI 48640 Phone:989-837-3410 Email:
The Midland Fire Department conducts annual fire safety inspections
of commercial and general assembly occupancies. Inspections are
performed by engine companies (made up of a Fire Department lieutenant,
a fire truck operator and one or more firefighters) and the department's
one fire marshal. Complaints are addressed by the fire marshal or a
Fire Department lieutenant or battalion chief. Occupancies inspected
include restaurants, factories, mercantile and public buildings.
Possible exits and the paths taken to reach them, fire extinguishers,
electrical systems, emergency lighting and sprinkler systems are just
some of the items examined. Violations are noted, and a time frame is given
to the owner or occupant to make the required corrections before a
reinspection is conducted.
The fire marshal works closely with the City's Planning and
Building departments to review plans for new construction and remodeling
projects. Issues such as Fire Department access, water supply, exits, alarm systems, emergency lighting, suppression systems,
hazardous materials and fire safe construction are evaluated. Building
inspections and systems tests are conducted during construction and
prior to occupancy to ensure all fire code requirements are met.