Fire Prevention & Inspections


The Fire Prevention Bureau administers the Fire Inspection Program. The program ensures that businesses adhere to the Fire Prevention Code. Approximately 1,680 inspections are completed on an annual or biannual basis to businesses in the City Limits. 

Inspected Items

Items checked during inspections include, but are not limited to: 

  • Compressed gas storage
  • Electrical systems and connections
  • Exits
  • Fire protection systems
  • General maintenance
  • Heating equipment
  • Housekeeping
  • Proper posting of addresses
  • Storage
  • Underground storage facilities

Additional Program Information

The program administers company level inspections which allow suppression personnel to become acquainted with the buildings and the types of conditions they might encounter should an emergency situation arise.

The Inspection Program is used to follow-up with information gathered in compliance with Fire Fighter Right-to-Know and SARA Title III survey data as required by state and federal regulations. There are approximately 1,680 businesses and commercial occupancies in the city that are inspected under this program.



The City of Jackson has partnered with IROL (Inspection Reports Online) to help in the compliance of suppression and alarm system. A link to the IROL website is included on this page. 

Contact Us

  1. Whitehead, Tyler

    Tyler Whitehead

    Jackson Fire Dept. Inspector

    Office: 517-768-2720


    Jackson Fire Dept. 

    518 N. Jackson St.

    Jackson, MI 49201