It's something that needs to be done.

Carman Fire Chief Ed Vandersluis says since the Office of Fire Commissioner is no longer doing fire inspections,  local authorities needs to step up.


Vandersluis says they have up to two years to complete the inspections.


He says personal care homes, schools, and day cares all need to be done, however anyone can request a fire inspection.


Municipalities can hire someone to complete these inspections.


A fire inspector can be shared between municipalities.


Vandersluis says this is simply done for public safety.