Fire Prevention Bureau

Purpose
Being proactive in the community to prevent fires from occurring in the first place is a continuing mission for the City of Waukesha Fire Department. In order to administer various proactive programs, the fire department has created an inspection and prevention bureau.

Activities & Responsibilities
The Fire Prevention Bureau has many different responsibilities within the community. The Bureau's activities include:
  • Administering a Juvenile Fire Setters Education (JFE) Program
  • Conducting plan reviews for:
    • Automatic and manual fire alarm systems
    • Automatic non-water-based fire suppression systems
    • Building permits (handles the issuance of these as well)
    • Planning commission items
    • Sprinkler systems
    • Tank installations/removals
  • Conducting follow-up inspections for previous routine inspections that yielded multiple violations, or violations that are of grave concern
  • Conducting routine fire prevention inspections of all the industries, businesses, schools, parks, rooming houses, and community-based residential facilities that call the City of Waukesha their home
  • Conducting occupancy inspections with the Building Department
  • Giving fire safety speeches and presentations to community groups and individuals that request them.
  • Investigating fires in conjunction with the Waukesha Police Department
  • Overseeing the inspection of multi-family dwellings (anything more than 2 families)
  • Researching, designing, implementing, administering, and reviewing various fire prevention education programs
More Information
Our Fire Prevention Bureau can be reached Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 262-524-3648.