Fire Prevention Division
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for activities related to fire inspections, fire investigations, plan reviews, and public fire education. Fire inspections are conducted in high priority occupancies, as well as prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for new businesses. In addition, special inspections are conducted on an as needed basis for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and other life safety systems. Fire Marshal James Starkey is an NFPA Certified Fire Inspector and State of Michigan Certified Fire Inspector. The Fire Marshal conducts fire investigations as needed on all fires within the Township’s jurisdiction. If needed, he can also call on the Bay County Sheriff Department’s Fire Investigation Unit for additional help.
Public fire education is a priority for the Bangor Township Fire Department. Every year, BTFD personnel visit area schools, bringing the message of fire safety to every pupil from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Our Fire Safety House is used at many civic events to provide our community with fire safety educational activities. The Fire Prevention Division also provides fire safety education to our senior citizens and fire extinguisher training to our business community.