Fire Code & Inspections
The City of East Bethel follows the regulations set forth in the Minnesota State Fire Code (MSFC). This code establishes regulations affecting or relating to structures, processes and premises and safeguards from the hazard of fire and explosion arising from the storage, handling or use of structures, materials or devices; from conditions hazardous to life, property or public welfare in the occupancy of structures or premises from fire hazards in the structure or on the premise from occupancy or operation; and, matters related to the construction, extension, repair, alteration or removal of fire suppression and alarm systems.
The purpose of this code is to establish the 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.
In addition, the City of East Bethel has adopted several ordinances pertaining to fire and safety, which can be found in the City of East Bethel Codes and Ordinances.
East Bethel's fire inspectors are responsible for new construction plan review and inspection to ensure the proper installation of life safety requirements, extinguishing systems, fire alarms and to assist with pre-fire scene planning for the volunteer firefighters. The Fire Inspectors also conduct routine fire inspections of commercial and industrial buildings to ensure public safety and health and to obtain updated information of hazardous materials for the safety of the building occupants, the volunteer firefighters, and our community.