Our mission is to serve the community by protecting lives, reducing property loss, and minimizing the risk to life in a safe, efficient, and professional manner.
The Fire Inspection Bureau of Tess Corners Fire Department is responsible for inspecting all of our 600 business twice a year. To keep not only the Businesses owner’s and their property’s safe but the public that patronize them as well. The Inspection Bureau has four Inspectors that strive to give the utmost to safety concerns to the public as well as enforcing fire codes and standards. .
Fire Inspectors Responsibilities
The Fire Inspection Bureau is responsible for providing inspection services to the City of Muskego. These services include:
•Pre-construction site plan review •Construction final inspection •Fire Code Enforcement •Performing inspections for Fire Code compliance •Issuing violations notices where appropriate •Conducting re-inspections •Handing citizens complaints regarding fire safety hazards •Fire Safety Education
Tess Corners Fire Inspection Bureau
W144 S6731 Tess Corners Dr
Muskego, WI 53150
Most Common Deficiencies Found During Fire Inspections
•Portable fire extinguishers must be certified and tag •Emergency lighting system are to be maintained so that they work •Missing or burned out light bulbs within “EXIT” signs •Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems must be inspected every 6 to 12 months by
•Extensions cords and multi-plug adaptors are prohibited •There must be clearance of 30 inches between electrical panels and storage •There is to be no storage of combustibles within 24 inches of ceiling or within 18
inches of a sprinkler head
•Holes in walls and ceilings must be repaired •Damage doors and their hardware must be repaired •“EXIT” hallways, stairwells and doors must be kept free of obstruction •Fire Alarm Panels, Fire Sprinklers and Standpipe Connections as well as Fire
Sprinkler Valves must be accessible at all times
• Outside Fire Department Sprinkler Connections and Fire Lanes must be kept free of
•Combustible storage needs to be kept out of the boiler, electrical, furnace, elevator
and laundry rooms
•Knox box installed
The list only identifies common problems found during Fire Inspections. If a business or property owner complies with the items listed above, they will be taking a large step towards having an inspection with no deficiencies.