Inspections

The Fire Department is responsible for new construction plan review and inspections at various stages of construction to ensure compliance with the Minnesota State Fire Code and City Ordinances. The Brainerd Fire Department covers the following governing entities: Cities of Brainerd and Baxter, Townships of Crow Wing, Long Lake, Nokay Lake, Oak Lawn, St. Mathias, and Unorganized/1st Assessment. The Department conducts routine life safety fire inspections of existing commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential structures to ensure continued compliance with the Minnesota State Fire and Building Codes for the safety of the building occupants, firefighters, and for our community.

Request an Inspection


Do you need an inspection scheduled or have an inspection fire code question? Contact the Fire Station at 218.828.2312 or email your request to Inspections.

Child Care or Foster Care Inspection


View the Fire Department's Top Things to Look for in a Day Care (PDF) document.

Knox Box Rapid Entry System


The Knox Box Rapid Entry System was specifically developed for Fire Departments. The Knox Rapid Entry System reduces response time, property damage and the liability for lost keys.

Contact the Fire Station at 218.828.2312 for Knox Box information.  The Knox Box Order Form (PDF) is available online or at the Fire Station.