The Sterling Heights Fire Department spends a significant amount of time and resources conducting inspections in businesses in the City of Sterling Heights to ensure life safety issues are addressed. However, your Fire Department has never conducted inspections in residential properties and does not have the resources to do so. The problem is that a majority of fire deaths across the nation occur in the home. In fact, in 2015 alone, there were more than 500,000 fires in residential structures in the United States that resulted in 2,685 deaths, 13,000 injuries and over $10 billion in damage. That is why it is so important for each family to take fire safety steps on your own.
The Sterling Heights Fire Department wants to help. This document was developed to provide you with step-by-steps instructions for conducting a fire inspection of your home, and to develop a fire escape plan with your family, in case there is a fire. Our Fire Department page includes helpful information about different aspects of the home fire inspection and fire escape plan.
Protecting your family is incentive enough, but the Fire Department, working with the Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, will also establish an annual drawing of exciting prizes for those households that complete the forms. Please submit a copy of the Fire Inspection and Fire Escape plan to the Fire Department by September 14 of each year to qualify for the drawing.
Chris Martin, EFO
Fire Chief, Sterling Heights Fire Department