The Building Safety Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for new construction plan review and inspection to ensure the proper installation of life safety requirements, fire alarms, extinguishing systems, and to assist with pre-fire scene planning for the volunteer firefighters. The Fire Inspector also conducts routine fire inspections for commercial, industrial, and apartment buildings to ensure public safety and health and to obtain updated information on hazardous materials for the safety of the building occupants, the volunteer firefighters, and for our community.
Fire safety inspections are completed, as needed, throughout the community. Many code violations are minor in nature, however, they can easily be the main cause of a fire in your home or business.
The Grand Rapids Fire Department works closely with residents and business owners providing fire safety information including building maintenance, fire code and property maintenance standards, and fire drills in public buildings. These inspections help ensure the safety of the occupants and keep the building ready for future progress.
Commercial Kitchen Hood Cleaning and Inspection Information: