Fire & Life Safety Consulting Services

Art Shaw's Resume and Credentials


Education and Training


1995  Associate's Degree, Law Enforcement

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan

1978   Basic Fire Training 

State of Michigan, 66 hours

1986   Fire Officer I Certification 

State of Michigan

1985   Certified Fire Inspector

Michigan State Police 

1986   Fire Investigator Training

Michigan State Police


1987   Fire Investigator Training

National Fire Academy 

1990   Advanced Fire Investigator Training 

Michigan State Police 

1997   HAZMAT First Responder-Awareness: Train-the-Trainer

Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council 

1997   HAZMAT First Responder-Operations: Train-the-Trainer

Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council

Professional Experience


1977–1995   City of Petoskey Fire Department

Petoskey, Michigan

Fire Fighter, EMT-S, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Public Educator, Plans Examiner

1995–2004   Petoskey Department of Public Safety

Petoskey, Michigan

Public Safety Officer (Fire Fighter, EMT-S, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, Police Officer, Public Educator, Plans Examiner)

1980–2005   State of Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council 


1990–Present   State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Program

Qualified Fire Inspector (QFI)

1999–Present   National Fire Protection Association

Instructor: Fire Inspector I - HAZMAT

1997–2004   Emmet County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC),  


2002   Winter Olympics - Park City, Utah 

Fire Safety Inspector 

2002–2003   Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Ad-Hoc Committee for Flammable and Combustible Materials


2008–2009   Michigan Bureau Fire Services Ad-Hoc Committee for Adult Foster Care Rules


2004–Present   Charlevoix County Building Safety Department

Charlevoix, Michigan

Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Plan Reviewer

2007–2015  Bear Creek Township Building Department 

Petoskey, Michigan 

Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression Plan Reviewer

Currently    Inspector and Plan Reviewer of Fire Protections Systems

State of Michigan

Bureau of Construction Codes


Currently - Michigan Peer Review Organization

IDR & IIDR Reviewer

Currently   NFPA Technical Committee Member

NFPA 1730, NFPA 1452, NFPA 1300

Professional Memberships


1985–Present   Michigan Fire Inspector Society


1996–2001   Michigan Fire Inspector Society

Executive Board Member 

1999–2000   Michigan Fire Inspector Society


1990–Present  National Fire Protection Association


2005–Present   National Fire Sprinkler Association


2010-Present  International Code Council (ICC)