Fire Department - Loss Prevention
The West Chester Loss Prevention Bureau is a multi-faceted division of the Fire Department dedicated to the preservation of life and the conservation of property for the residents and corporate citizens of West Chester Township, through prevention education, fire safety inspections, code enforcement and fire scene investigations.
The Loss Prevention Bureau reviews plans for new commercial construction in the Township and provides regulatory comments to ensure compliance with applicable safety codes. The bureau performs annual fire and life safety inspections for each business within West Chester, and will perform residential inspections by request.
The Bureau also addresses issues related to fire hydrant maintenance with its annual Fire Hydrant Flushing program.
This Bureau is perhaps most visible in the community through its public education programs offered to children and adults. Topics such as basic fire extinguisher operation and hazardous material mitigation can be covered in an adult program. Or for children, a demonstration of the Fire Safe House helps to educate children on fire safety and how to behave when fire is suspected in their residence.
Captain Scott Brooks - (513) 759-7243
Fire Inspectors -
Bill Knight - (513) 759-7245
Gary Wehmeyer - (513) 759-7246