The Great Bend Fire Department Fire Inspector’s main purpose is to detect and prevent conditions that may be hazardous to public life and property. The Fire Inspector works to reduce the frequency and effects of fire through education, code administration, enforcement and plan review.
The Fire Inspector is responsible for conducting fire inspections of commercial buildings, industrial buildings, businesses, restaurants, schools, churches, multi-family housing, daycare centers and other structures open to the public. The majority of these inspections are completed on an annual basis. These inspections are completed to ensure and encourage fire safety, access, and proper storage and containment of hazardous materials to protect the building occupants, firefighters and the community. The Fire Inspector conducts approximately 556 inspections per year.
Fire Inspections also routinely handles:
- Fire safety and prevention
- Fire extinguisher demonstrations and trainings
- The mobile fire safety trailer
- Tent permits
- Firework Stands
- Conducting local educational programs on fire safety and fire prevention
- Annual inspections of properties with cereal malt beverage or liquor licenses
- Assists in the formulation and revision of ordinances and fire codes
Fire Inspections works closely with local agencies and youth programs to promote responsible citizenry and fire safety. Fire Inspections also works closely with the State Fire Marshal’s Office on the inspections of all public schools and on the inspections of daycares.
See Inspections for more information on the different types of inspections.