Why does the fire department inspect buildings?

The fire department inspects buildings to ensure they remain free from hazards that may endanger the occupants. The inspections are required by Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Codes. Most buildings are inspected twice a year.


The inspections are performed by both the firefighters working in the fire stations and fire prevention officers, who have special training in building construction, fire detection and alarm systems, and fire suppression systems.

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1. What number should I call if I need the Fire Department?
2. I called for an ambulance, why did the fire truck respond?
3. I'd like to become a Green Bay firefighter, what do I need to do?
4. How can I get a burning permit?
5. Why do the firefighters take the fire trucks to the grocery store?
6. Why are fire hydrants painted different colors?
7. Who takes care of the fire hydrants?
8. Why does the fire department inspect buildings?