The Fire Marshal's Office consists of three divisions: Fire Inspections, Public Education, and Fire Investigations, and includes nine personnel. The Fire Marshal's Office is made up of the Fire Marshal, Assistant Fire Marshal, three Fire Inspectors, the Fire Investigator and Arson K-9, the Public Education Manager, the Fire Specialist - Support, and the Public Education Specialist. The Fire Marshal's Office conducts nearly 6,000 inspection activities each year. Fire Marshal's Office staff are involved in several aspects of code enforcement including new and existing building fire inspections, issuing permits, supervising fire crew inspections, and conducting plan reviews.
Our fire prevention inspectors are also involved in sprinkler and smoke detection plans, hazardous materials site assessments, hydrant flow test information, Knox Box authorization and state licenses in daycare and healthcare.
The mission of the Fire Marshal's Office is to establish minimum requirements consistent with nationally recognized good practice for providing a reasonable level of life safety and property protection from the hazards of fire, explosion or dangerous conditions in new and existing buildings, structures and premises and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
Fire Marshal's Office Personnel:
East Side Inspections - Captain Peter Schmit
Public Education Specialist - Julie Popelka
CONTACT THE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE:
Cedar Rapids Fire Marshal's Office
713 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401