Fire Prevention Bureau

Purpose


Preventing fires from occurring in the first place is a continuing mission for the City of Waukesha Fire Department, Fire Prevention Bureau (FPB).

Activities & Responsibilities


The FPB has many different responsibilities within the community. These activities include:
  • Administering a Juvenile Fire Setters Education (JFE) Program
  • Conducting plan reviews for:
    • Fire Alarm Systems
    • Sprinkler Systems
    • Fire Suppression Systems
    • Tank Removals
    • Building Permits (handles the issuance of these as well)
    • Planning Commission Items
  • 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
  • Overseeing the inspection of multi-family dwellings (anything more than 2 families)
  • Conducting follow-up inspections for previous routine inspections that yielded multiple violations, or violations that are of grave concern
  • Conducting occupancy inspections with the Building Department
  • Giving fire safety speeches and presentations to community groups and individuals that request them.  Complete and Submit the Pub Ed Request form (open the document in Acrobat before completing form).
  • Investigating fires in conjunction with the Waukesha Police Department
  • Researching, designing, implementing, administering, and reviewing various fire prevention education programs

More Information


Fire Prevention staff can be reached Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (262) 524-3648.