The offices of the Michigan Bureau of Fire Services (BFS) and the State Fire Marshal have moved to a new location at 3101 Technology Blvd., near US 127 and Jolly Road in Lansing, Mich. Those traveling to the new BFS office can take the Jolly Road exit off US 127 and travel north on Collins Road to the office park on the west side of Collins Road. The Bureau was previously located in downtown Lansing at 525 West Allegan Street.
The Bureau of Fire Services mailing address, phones numbers, and staff e-mail addresses are unchanged. Fax numbers are new.
- The BFS mailing address is still P.O. Box 30700, Lansing, MI 48909.
- The BFS main telephone number remains (517) 241-8847.
- All staff phone numbers and e-mail addresses remain the same.
- New fax numbers: (517) 332-1427 (Fire Services) and (517) 332-1428 (storage tanks).
The BFS is home to the Office of Fire Fighter Training; the Program Services and Plan Review Section; and the Above Ground and Underground Storage Tank Program and Gasoline Tank Truck Test (Rule 627 Program), both transferred from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) effective December 3, 2012.
The mission of the Bureau of Fire Services is to protect 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 multi-faceted 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.
- Certifies fire inspectors, fire sprinkler technicians, and fire sprinkler firms.
- Approves testing laboratories.
- Oversees the Fire Prevention Code.
- Provides emergency support functions in the State Emergency Operations Center.
- Administers the Fireworks Program and the Fire Safe Cigarette Program.
- Oversees regional offices in Lansing, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Gaylord.
The BFS assures continuous operations and responsiveness to the needs of its customers, as well as more than 33,000 career, part-paid, and volunteer fire fighters in Michigan. Visit the BFS website regularly for the latest news at www.michigan.gov/bfs.