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Contact Information Contact Information Fire Prevention Division 952-563-4801 Email staff Share This Article Title Home fire safety surveys all about keeping people safe Authored on Bloomington Briefing Published October 31, 2023 Changed Updated on October 31, 2023 Widgets Fire safety starts with fire prevention. That is why the Bloomington Fire Department offers free home safety surveys (inspections) for single-family homes in Bloomington. “The goal of a home safety inspection is to help educate people about keeping everyone safe, not to enforce code,” said City Fire Inspector Pete Miller. What to expect Once you arrange for an inspection, in less than an hour a fire inspector will walk through your house with you or another adult, and: Check that all smoke alarms are functioning appropriately. Look for any potential hazards and provide recommendations. Help you develop your family’s escape plan. Provide cooking safety and general fire safety tips. The fire inspector can also help you install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. While supplies last, they can also help you install a StoveTop FireStops®. To schedule a home safety survey, call 952-563-8930 or blm.mn/homesafetysurvey.