Fire Marshal's Office FAQ

What is a fire inspection?

The best way to prevent a fire is to prevent them from occurring. Routine fire inspections are one of the most effective ways to do that. The purpose of the inspections is multifold:

1. Identify and correct fire code violations.

2. Educate business and property owners about the fire code and general fire safety.

How can I prepare for the inspection?

The Salina Fire Marshal's Office has prepared an informational brochure, "Are You Up To Code", that outlines the most common fire code violations. This brochure is design to address the majority of the questions regarding an inspection. A copy of the brochure may be requested by contacting our office and a fire inspector will deliver the brochure and go over any questions you may have.

How often will my business or property be inspected?

We strive to inspect all business annually, with target hazards semi-annually.

How much will the inspection cost?

No fees are assessed for annual and semi-annual inspections.

What if I have a question about the inspection and fire code violations?

You can contact the fire inspector who visited your property, or call the Salina Fire Marshal's Office at (785) 826-7340.

How long do I have to correct the fire code violations noted on an inspection?

Once a fire inspector notifies you of a fire code violation, he/she will notify you and issue an inspection report requiring the conditions are corrected immediately. A reinspection will be scheduled to verify compliance based upon the schedule of the fire inspector. This is typically 10 days to 2 weeks. 

Can I schedule a Courtesy Inspection or Fire Code Consultation?

Yes. As a property or business owner, who may have fire safety concerns about you operation. Contact our office at (785) 826-7340 and ask for a Courtesy Inspection. We will schedule a convenient time to stop by and address any concerns you may have.

How do I schedule an inspection?

A comprehensive guide to scheduling an inspection is available on our website.  See "Inspection Requests" on the left side navigation bar.