Supervised by Inspector Mike Nykaza. The Fire Prevention Bureau consists of the Fire Chief and the Fire Inspector. All members of the Fire Department are involved in Fire Prevention activities when needed. The Fire Inspector also coordinates activities with the Building Department Inspectors, The Office of the State Fire Marshall and occasionally Illinois EPA. The Fire Inspector is also responsible for reviewing proposed sprinkler and fire alarm work by contractors and the maintenance of these systems.
Fire Prevention enforces code compliance of the adopted Fire Codes which include NFPA and ICC Building and Fire Codes. These codes have been adopted by Village Ordinances. The applications of these codes allow existing occupancies to remain under the code adopted at the time occupancy was established. New occupancies are required to meet the current code requirements.