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March 10, 2013

Michigan Bureau of Fire Services and Office of the State Fire Marshal moves to new office location March 11, 2013

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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The Michigan Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal will be in its new office location at 3101 Technology Blvd., Suite H, Lansing, MI  48910, effective March 11, 2013. This is in the approximate vicinity of US 127 and Jolly Road. Those traveling to the new BFS office location can take the Jolly Road exit off US 127 and travel north on Collins Road. The offices are located in the office park on the west side of Collins Road.

The Bureau of Fire Services mailing address, phones, and staff e-mail addresses stay the same.

  • The BFS mailing address will remain the same at: P.O. Box 30700, Lansing, MI  48909.
  • The BFS main telephone line will remain the same at 517-241-8847.
  • All staff phone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same.
  • New facsimile (FAX) numbers are: 517-332-1427 (Fire Services); or 517-332-1428 (Storage Tanks).

The BFS is home to the Office of Fire Fighter Training; Program Services and Plan Review Section. Also, the Aboveground Storage Tank Program, Underground Storage Tank Program, and the Gasoline Tank Truck Test Rule 627 Program, which were transferred from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, by Executive Order 2012-14, effective December 3, 2012.

The mission of the Bureau of Fire Services is to protect the lives and property by fostering a fire-safe environment through inspections, plan review, enforcement, regulation, fire fighter training, data collection and public fire education.

The BFS provides statewide regulatory enforcement of fire safety through inspections of schools, colleges and universities including dormitories; penal facilities; health care facilities; nursing homes; adult foster care centers; and children’s day camps. The BFS provides certification of fire inspectors, fire sprinkler technicians and firms; approves testing laboratories; oversees the Fire Prevention Code and provides Emergency Support Functions in the State Emergency Operations Center. The BFS administers the Fireworks Safety Program, the Fire Safe Cigarette Program, and oversees regional offices in Lansing, Detroit Grand Rapids and Gaylord.

The BFS sees no disruption in services and assures continuous operations and responsiveness to the needs of its customers, the more than 33,000 career, part-paid, and volunteer fire fighters in Michigan.

The Bureau was previously located in downtown Lansing at 525 West Allegan Street. Visit the BFS website regularly for the latest news at www.michigan.gov/bfs.

Source:  News release from Licensing and Regulatory Affairs






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