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Safety Inspections
In an effort to better serve our community, the Community Risk Reduction Division has implemented a Self-Inspection Program (SIP). This program is designed for general businesses that have a "low-hazard" potential for fire and life safety concerns as defined by the International Fire Code (IFC) adopted by the City of Rochester Hills. At this time the Self Inspection Program is free; however, if you do not submit your form within 30 business days from the time your receive notice, your business may be subject to an inspection from the Rochester Hills Fire Department. 

The SIP will allow "low-hazard" businesses to be self-inspected by the business owner or manager on a 12-month inspection cycle. The intent of this program is to allow you to identify and eliminate common fire and life safety hazards. We encourage you to maintain a fire-safe environment for your employees and customers. 

In order to make the SIP successful, we have made it into a user-friendly online form. By following the simple instructions you will be able to conduct a fire and life safety inspection of your building. If you have any questions or need help with your self-inspection, the Fire Department is available to answer questions by email at . You may reach staff to assist you at (248) 656-4717.

To ensure accuracy, we will update your after hours contact information currently on file. By providing us with current confidential information, it will be made available to the 9-1-1 Dispatch Center so you can be notified in the event of an emergency at your business. This provides you with the earliest possible notification, assisting you in restoring your business operations as soon as possible. 

Fire Safety Self-Inspection Form

Public Education
Fire extinguisher and CPR training are offered through the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department. For more information on training or when classes start, please contact a member of the Community Risk Reduction Division by calling 248.656.4717 or via email.

Smoke Alarms

Please read the following guidelines regarding smoke alarms per FEMA:

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
  • Set up smoke alarms inside and outside of all sleeping areas.
  • If an individual is deaf or hard of hearing, use a smoke alarm with a bed shaker or strobe light.
  • Test your smoke alarm at least once a month.
  • Ensure all members of your household know the sound or alert of the alarm.

For additional information on how to protect yourself from a fire, check out the USFA website. 

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