Fire & Life Safety Consulting Services


About US

A. Shaw & Associates provides fire safety consulting expertise to architects, businesses, contractors, developers, correction facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult foster care facilities, hotels, governmental agencies and the general public.

We specialize in services that include fire safety surveys,  fire safety evaluation systems (FSES), fire inspections, fire alarm and fire suppression plan reviews,  and specialized fire safety training.

With over 30  years of experience in fire prevention, suppression, inspections, and fire investigation work, owner/operator Art Shaw offers unparalleled expertise and industry knowledge

Located in Petoskey, Michigan, A. Shaw & Associates serves the entire state of Michigan. 



Fire Safety Surveys


Fire safety surveys are used to identify fire safety hazards in a business, institution or work place. Surveys differ from fire safety inspections in that the results of a survey can be used to identify potential problems as a proactive measure. This allows you to take corrective actions prior to an inspection by a government regulator or authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).

Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES)


FSES's are an alternative approach to life safety, as detailed in NFPA 101A, for health care and adult foster care facilities.

Fire Inspections


Art Shaw is listed by the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) as an Qualified Fire Inspector (QFI) for child care centers, child caring institutions, and camps.

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Plan Reviews

  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Suppression-Water Based, Clean Agent, Hood, etc.
  • Nonstructural
  • Site Plans

Fire and Life Safety Training


A. Shaw & Associates provides employee training programs that are tailored to the needs of your business or work place. Using PowerPoint presentations with photos of real situations (when possible), we help your staff relate fire safety to their everyday work environment.

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A Shaw & Associates, LLC

(231) 838-3269