Fire Prevention Bureau
The Norwood Park Fire Protection District has a Fire
Prevention Bureau that works to prevent the loss of life
from fire and hazards. The bureau inspects all commercial
businesses once a year, and high hazard buildings such as
schools, and nursing homes and indoor malls twice a year. The
inspection is done to check for life safety hazards as well as
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The Norwood Park Fire Protection District covers 2
municipalities, Norridge and Harwood Heights, as well as an
unincorporated area of Norwood Park Township. The Fire
Protection District works closely with the individual building
departments and building commissioners from each town.
International Fire Code
version 2009 and Life Safety code N.F.P.A. 101 version 2000 as
well as amendments to the individual codes are followed.
The Fire Prevention Bureau also conducts post fire
investigations to find cause and origin of all fires. The Fire
Protection District has 2 certified fire investigators on staff,
as well as the use of M.A.B.A.S. Division 20 mutual aid for
additional fire investigators as needed.
Plan review of all new buildings are done through the individual
municipality as well as the Fire Prevention Bureau. During the
plan review process all fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems
and any other extinguishment systems are reviewed for code
compliance. Fire resistance, egresses and exit
lighting/emergency lighting is also reviewed. Site inspections
during construction are conducted, as well as final acceptance
testing is done to all fire pumps, alarm systems, and sprinkler
systems. Final occupancy inspections are completed after all
acceptance testing has been completed and found to be in
When fire inspections are conducted, any violations that are
found are brought to the attention of the business owner or
designee at the time of inspection. 30 days are given to be
brought back to compliance, which at that time a re-inspection
is conducted. All violations still not brought up to compliance
is then sent by certified mail to the owner of the business with
a 14 day mandatory compliance order.
Want to know what specific codes will apply to your building project?
Click here to see
the latest fire code ordinance for the Norwood Park Fire Department
and it's district.
|The hours of the Fire Prevention Bureau are Monday through
Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Any questions can be called to the Bureau at (708) 867-5428