The mission of the Fire Inspector is to protect the lives and property of our citizens and visitors through effective code enforcement, plan review, inspections, and fire investigations.
Assist surrounding cities in origin and cause investigations
Conduct timely plan review of new construction and existing building remodels
Coordinate with City of East Moline departments to protect its citizens and visitors
Determine origin and cause of fires in the City of East Moline
Develop polices and procedures to prevent fires
Enforce correction of code violations
Identify and document life safety violations
Manage inspection of commercial buildings
Perform acceptance test on new and remodeled fire protection systems
Work with outside agencies to determine the origin and cause of fires
There are over 450 businesses in the City of East Moline. The Fire Inspector and 3 engine companies perform the inspections of these businesses.
The City of East Moline has adopted the International Fire Code, 2012 edition with amendments. All plans must follow the Sight Plan Review Policy (PDF).
Knox Box Program
The East Moline Fire Department uses the Knox Box Rapid Enter System. All new construction or any existing structures indicated by the fire code officials, are required to utilize the Knox Box Rapid Entry System. The location, height, and number of keys shall be approved by the code official.