Fire Inspection, Prevention & Education


Saving lives is the mission of our Fire Prevention Officers and Inspectors. Through educating the community, safe measures can be taken to prevent everyone from the tragic event of a home fire.

The department has an active prevention bureau, staffed with several Fire Prevention officers and inspectors. The office handles fire investigations and provides community education through a variety of informational programs. 

Fire Inspection

The fire prevention bureau is responsible for conducting fire inspections and enforcing the fire prevention code. Inspectors review plans for new buildings and inspects fire suppression equipment, in addition to enforcing the fire code in existing places of public assembly.

For information on the fire permitting process, download the Mifflin Fire Permits Application Packet

For a complete schedule of permits and fees for new and renovated buildings, general use, special events, confidence testing and inspections, download Mifflin Township Fire Permit Fee Structure.

Knox Box Program

The fire prevention bureau oversees the administration of Knox Boxes in the Mifflin Township and Gahanna communities. The Knox Box is a small, wall-mounted safe that holds building keys for fire and EMS staff to access in the event of an emergency. This enables emergency personnel to enter a building quickly without causing damage by forced entry. The program is particularly effective for elderly residents who may live alone and are more likely to have an emergency that requires quick response, or for a business so that owners allow first responders to enter buildings without breaking doors or windows and causing additional damage.

For more information, download:

Authorization and Information for Commercial Properties

Authorization and Information for Residential Properties


400 W. Johnstown Rd., Suite 201, Gahanna, OH 43230
(614) 471-4494

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm.

Brian Dunlevy, Fire Chief

Fire Marshal, Jason Strohmeyer