Office of the Fire Marshal
The Office of the Naperville Fire Marshal is committed to protecting life and property from fire through life safety inspections, code enforcement, education, investigation and statistical fire reports. The Fire Marshal oversees many areas including the Fire Prevention Bureau, the Fire Investigation Team, the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Team, and Public Education.
Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau inspects all commercial and multi-family occupancies at least once annually and conducts site plan reviews of new developments, plan reviews of fire alarms and suppression systems, acceptance tests and inspections of these systems, and follows up on non-compliant inspections and public complaints.
Fire Investigation Team
The Naperville Fire Investigation Team determines the origin and cause of significant fires of questionable origin. The team is comprised of members of the Naperville Fire Department, who primarily examine and process the fire scene, and the Naperville Police Department, who primarily conduct the interviews, interrogations and follow-up investigative work.
If you have information about a fire that has occurred in Naperville, please contact
- Fire Department: Fire Marshal Scott Scheller at (630) 420-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Police Department: Major Crimes Supervisor Sgt. John McAnally at (630) 420-6675 or email@example.com
Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program
The Naperville Fire Department Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program (Y-Fire) educates children and parents about the dangers of fire play activity. Team members have received specialized training to work with children who are between 2 and 17 years of age with a specific incident of fire play. The program is confidential, and the team remains focused on identifying and educating youth within the Naperville area in an effort to prevent repeat behavior.
The Naperville Fire Department is continually involved in comprehensive, innovative and outstanding prevention programming. Our Public Education Specialist and the Public Education Team work cooperatively with co-workers, schools, community groups, businesses, volunteer organizations and individual citizens to provide effective fire prevention programs and promote excellent community relations throughout the city. The Public Education Team is 25 members strong and spends countless hours educating the citizens of Naperville. The Public Education Specialist, with the help of the team and on-duty crews, annually reaches more than 75,000 educational contacts.