Office of the Fire Marshal
The Fire Marshal’s purpose is to promote public health and safety and to reduce hazards to life, limb and property. The office shall perform its duties by performing inspections and fire investigations, by providing public education and by adopting fire protection codes. The person appointed as fire marshal shall have extensive experience in the field of fire prevention and fire protection including administrative experience in such capacity.
The City of Westland Fire Department has a Fire Marshal and staff, who among other duties, conducts fire inspections for the entire City. The Fire Marshal works directly with our business community to create a safe environment for all of our residents and business owners.
The City of Westland Fire Department adheres to fire codes set forth by the National Fire Protection Agency. The NFPA Fire Code can be found here
The Fire Marshal Division of the Westland Fire Department has a Fire Marshal and staff, who among other duties, conducts fire inspections for the entire City of Westland. The Fire Marshal works directly with our business community to create at safe environment for all of our residents.
2012 edition of National Fire Protection Association #1, NFPA Fire Prevention Code, including mandatory referenced NFPA publications listed in Chapter 32.
2012 edition of National Fire Protection Association #101, Life Safety Code, including mandatory referenced NFPA publications listed in
2010 edition of National Fire Protection Association #1141, Planned Building Groups.
Fire Prevention Code, as recommended by the American Insurance Association.
The Westland Fire Department requires by code all residential homes to have a working smoke detector outside every sleeping area and one on each level of the home. Please check your smoke detectors every month to ensure that they are working properly and change the batteries at least twice a year. If assistance in needed in changing the batteries, please contact the Fire Department and someone will come out to give you a hand.
Remember, "CHANGE YOUR CLOCK, CHANGE YOUR BATTERY!"
The Westland Fire Department has many fire prevention and public education programs and activities to help reduce and prevent the number of emergencies in the community. The Westland Fire Department teaches many fire prevention messages to people of all ages. The following are some of the fire prevention services the department currently performs:
Each year during the month of October, the Westland Fire Department conducts fire prevention assemblies at elementary schools and gives station tours to various private schools and interested groups. The FD utilities many different outlets to deliver our fire safety message to students we also have a mobile fire safety trailer to educate our youth on how to get out of a burning house. Many people have experienced Sergeant Smoke the puppet, Hector the Smoke Detector, The "Great" Firedeannie a magician, and this past year SpongeBob "Safety" Pants helped out with Sparky the Fire Dog.
These assemblies reached thousands of students each year stressing the importance of home fire escape planning and the need to practice the plan.
Most people underestimate fire’s power and speed, and making individuals aware of this is vitally important. In the best case, you only have just one or two minutes to escape a typical home fire safely. Home fire escape planning and practice are critical to life safety because they ensure that everyone knows how to use those minutes wisely and escape unharmed.
In order to offset the cost for these programs the Westland Fire Department Public Education Department conducts fundraisers and accepts donations at our Fire Administrative office on Marquette.
If you or your business require a specialized fire safety training, please contact the Westland Fire Department at 734-467-3201 to discuss your needs.
Learn Not To Burn
Juvenile Fire Setters
Fire Prevention Week