Fire Prevention Bureau

2005 International 4300 Type 1 Ambulance
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Fire Prevention Bureau Squad 112
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 fire hazards.

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 compliance.

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

 

 

 

Board of Trustees

Chief Terrence Vavra
Deputy Chief Daniel Johnson
President Robert Martell
Treasurer Leonard Romano
Secretary Andrew Skyba
Trustee Wayne Jarosz
Trustee Mark Lymperopulos
Trustee Doug Strempek



October 9th - canceled and
rescheduled to October 16th
 


 See Full Gallery
 

OCTOBER
3rd - Early Warning System 10am
7th - Norwood Park Fire Department
Open House 12 noon - 3:00pm
9th - Board meeting 7:30pm
14th - HeartSaver AED CPR Class
26th - Pension meeting 7pm

 


 See More Events




Fire Protection District Compensation Package
Interested in serving as either a member of the
  Board of Fire Commissioners or a Pension
  Board Trustee
.
Life-Saving Monitor-Defibrillators
Prevention Through Alertness!
Treasurer Letter To Residents

 View more News, Resources and Articles