The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for Fire Investigation, Code Enforcement and Public Education.
It is the responsibility of the Fire Prevention Bureau to determine origin and cause of every major fire. When a fire is determined to be arson, it is our responsibility to pursue that investigation to prosecution. Most of the time we will work with other law enforcement agencies to accomplish this task.
Code enforcement includes fire safety inspections, life safety inspections and building plan review. Every commercial building within our jurisdiction is scheduled for regular inspections. Included are factories, warehouses, retail stores, nursing homes, schools and anything that is not a private residence. Fire safety inspections of private residences are offered as a public service upon request.
The Fire Prevention Bureau offers many public fire safety education programs. We are one of the co-sponsors of The Hilliard Safety Town. During October of each year, the department promotes National Fire Prevention Week. Fire safety and fire extinguisher courses are also available to local businesses. If you have any questions for the Fire Prevention Bureau, please contact Fire Marshal Eric Manske, Inspector Brian Beach or Inspector Scott Tigner at Station 81 by calling (614) 876-7694.
Fire Prevention Forms
National Fire Prevention Week Theme
Arson Awareness Week
Open Burning Standards for Norwich Township, Brown Township and the City of Hilliard
Yellow Flexible Corrugated Stainless Steel Gas Tubing (CSST)