Inspection

The Fitchburg Fire Department conducts fire inspection based on local, state, and national codes, to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors alike.

Fire Inspections


The highly trained fire inspectors generally conduct fire inspections twice a year. The frequency of the fire inspections are based on local, state, and national codes. The number of inspection per year also can be affected by sprinkler and alarm systems. As an example, some office buildings are required to have a semiannual fire inspection completed while a storage facility that is completely fitted with an automatic fire sprinkler and alarm system may only be required to be inspected once a year.

Group Inspections


Many times you will see the on-duty crew conducting the fire inspections as a group. There are several reasons for this:
  • Every inspector sees things differently. 
  • Every time the crew conducts a fire inspection it is used as a training opportunity. As inspectors walk through buildings, it gives them a chance to look at the layout and construction of the building along with any known hazards that they may face.
  • If the crew receives an emergency call, they are able to respond in a timely manner.
If you have any questions, you can contact any of the fire inspectors directly, by email or phone, between the hours of 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Inspector Name
Staff ID
Phone Number
145
608-270-7050
149
608-270-7060
175
608-270-7060
Dorn, Adam J. 105
608-270-7050
Kunze, Rob
161
608-270-7060
118
608-270-7050
165 608-270-7060
Sutter, Matt
173
608-270-7050
Villagomez, Jesus
117
608-270-7060
Westphal, Scott
162
608-270-7050

All of the Fire Inspectors at the Fitchburg Fire Department are trained to a minimum of a Wisconsin State Certified Level I fire Inspector. For Wisconsin certification at this level, the candidates have met the requirements defined in Sections 1-3.1 through 1-3.5 and the job performance requirements defined in Sections 3-2 through 3-4 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. This certification is awarded upon the candidate passing written and practical skills exams.