The East Dundee Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for inspecting commercial and industrial occupancies for compliance with the District's fire prevention codes. Each occupancy is formally inspected approximately once a year. Occupancies of a higher risk potential are inspected more frequently. All new commercial/industrial/multi-family occupancies are required to be inspected prior to opening for business.
And/or occupancy, in order to obtain their Village business license.
The Bureau’s services include:
• Annual inspection of all business, commercial and multi-family residential structures Plan reviews of newly constructed and remodeled structures
• System compliance inspection and testing of installed fire protection systems (fire alarms, sprinkler/standpipes, and hood/duct suppression systems)
• Special event inspections for uses such as rummage sales, haunted houses, antique shows, etc. Code review and interpretation
• Citizen concerns/complaints related to public spaces
• Miscellaneous inspections for items such as carnival rides, firework displays, tents, and hazardous material storage
• Fire & Arson Investigations
By ordinance, the 2021 International Fire Code with local amendments is adopted as the standard for the Fire District of East Dundee. These local amendments can be found on our website. The Fire Code applies to new and existing buildings/structures within the district. It establishes a minimum set of regulations intended to help assure the safety of our residents, visitors, and businesses.
The program "Be Alarmed" was developed to educate Illinois residents on the dangers of fire in the home, how to prevent fires from occurring in the house, and to ensure there are working smoke alarms properly installed in homes. Providing 10-year concealed battery smoke alarms ensures that the power source cannot be removed from the unit and, if properly maintained, will last the life of the device.
Preparation for a fire inspection is essential. This is your opportunity to ensure all your testing and maintenance are on schedule and up to date. A responsible person with keys to all areas should be available for the inspection. After an inspection, whoever will be responsible for making corrections needs to be identified, whether the building owner or the business owner. In many cases, the responsibility is assigned in the lease agreement. To better prepare for the inspections, we have developed a checklist to prepare all property owners/building occupants for fire inspections.
The residential Knox Box loaner program is designed for residents with any condition preventing them from answering their door. Any resident with a valid address within the East Dundee Fire District is qualified at no cost.
The East Dundee Fire Protection District has initiated a rural address sign program where East Dundee Fire Protection District members will be providing and installing these much-needed, highly visible address signs near the end of your driveway at no cost.
The East Dundee Fire District investigates all fires resulting in property loss with the assistance of the Kane County Fire Investigation Task Force.
The East Dundee Fire District is rated at Class 3, as of September 1st, 2019, ISO PPC rating for our entire district. The Class 3 rating places the East Dundee Fire District in the country's top 1.31% of fire departments.
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East Dundee Fire offers free Home Fire Safety Inspections for owners or occupants of any residential home or apartment in East Dundee. The process will include one of our members walking through your home, looking for specific fire hazards, and explaining their potential as a hazard. Our members will suggest life safety skills and how to correct current discoveries to make your home safe for you and your family. Enquire today about your upcoming inspection to make your home and family safe.
Frequently asked questions about fire prevention.