One Fire Awareness Officer staffs the Fire Awareness Unit and who is a Michigan Certified Fire Inspector. The primary function of this unit is to reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries in the City of Bay City through public fire education, with the majority of their funding coming from Federal Block Grants. This unit operates under the supervision of the Fire Marshal, and can carry out all the functions of the Fire Prevention Division that includes, but is not limited to, fire prevention inspections, code enforcement, building plans review, fire investigation, and public fire safety education. See the Fire Prevention Division for a more detailed description of those functions.
Changing Attitudes & Behaviors
Fire safety education is designed to develop or change the attitudes and behaviors of the citizens as they relate to fire. To do this the Fire Awareness Unit delivers specific programs to school children, senior citizens, juvenile fire setters, and the general public.