Fire Safety Inspection

The Bath Township Fire Department has several State of Ohio, Certified Fire Safety Inspectors (CFSI) on staff. We conduct inspections on all businesses and industries in our township. Currently, Ken Meyer serves as our lead Fire Inspector and supervisor of our Fire Prevention Bureau. Ken is highly trained in fire code enforcement, plans review, sprinkler systems, alarms, and fire pumps.

We also assist the State Fire Marshal’s Office with inspections at schools, universities, and hotels. We look for life safety violations such as improper exit lighting, fire extinguishers, and other fire code violations. We try hard to work with business owners to find solutions to violations and to avoid issuing citations if possible.

Additionally, we work with schools and businesses to develop and improve evacuation plans and other safety procedures. We provide State of Ohio home inspections for foster care and adoptions. We regularly inspect kitchen hood systems, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems at commercial buildings in our township.

Bath Township Fire Safety Inspector

Inspector Ken Meyer joined the Bath Township Fire Department in 1995, as a volunteer firefighter. During that time he served as a Lieutenant and was later appointed to the position of Captain. In 2006, he became a part-time employee of Bath Township serving as a Firefighter, EMT, and Fire Inspector.

Ken retired from the State of Ohio in 2015 with 30 years of service. He was hired as the full-time Fire Inspector/Zoning Inspector in 2018.

Inspector Meyer holds multiple and various certifications including; Level II Firefighter, EMT Basic, CPR Instructor, Hazmat/WMD Technician, and Certified Fire Safety Inspector (CFSI.) He has completed additional training including; Advanced Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation, Plans Review, and Hazmat Safety Officer.

Ken regularly conducts commercial fire inspections and follow up inspections as needed. He reviews plans for fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and fire pumps. Ken works closely with Bath Township industries by approving system installations and observing system testing. He also conducts residential fie inspections for adoption and foster care.

Inspector Meyer conducts fire prevention education such as, Youth Fire Safety, Campus Fire Safety, and Fire Extinguisher operation and use.

He is a member of the Allen County Fire Inspectors, Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association, Northwest Ohio Fire Prevention Association, and the Allen County Township Association.

Ken has been awarded the following commendations from the Bath Township Fire Department; Officer of the Year (2002,) Leadership Award (2008,) and the Billy Goldfeder Safety Award (2011.)

Ken is married with two sons and has lived in Bath Township since 1990. He graduated from Ft. Jennings High School and has attended classes from OSU, Rhodes State College, BGSU, Apollo Career Center, and Cleveland State University.

Ken enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, reading, and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes. His favorite professional teams include the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Browns.

To schedule an inspection, contact Ken Meyer at 419-221-0550.