The Central Stickney Fire Protection District, Bureau of Fire Prevention offers these reminders for a successful Fire Inspection.
Our Fire District covers roughly 5 square miles encompassing unincorporated Stickney Township. If you have any question that your occupancy falls within our district please call 708-496-1268.
The Fire Prevention Bureau shall be the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and is responsible for all Life Safety and Fire Prevention Code enforcement and the review of all such related plans. Our bureau works in conjunction with the Cook County Building Department and will ensure that all businesses are up to current standards prior to issuing any Occupancy Permits in our Fire District. The Fire Prevention Bureau utilizes Fire Safety Consultants to review and make comments on all plans submitted.
Initial Inspections / Occupancy Permits
All new construction and change of use and/or occupant shall require an inspection that will ensure the occupancy is compliant with current standards. This inspection shall be completed before an occupancy permit will be issued and operations are allowed to begin. Occupants that fail to comply with this, maybe subject to a STOP WORK ORDER till an inspection and approval is granted. This inspection shall also be forwarded to the Cook County Building Department.
Fire Protection Upgrades
Any building that is vacant more than 30 days or when a change of occupancy occurs, shall comply with our ordinance before any use of occupancy will be granted.
Annual Fire Inspections
All occupancies shall have a fire inspection completed annually.
Biannual Fire Pre-Plans
All occupancies shall have a Fire Pre-Plan completed twice annually.
All commercial / mercantile occupancies shall have a fire alarm installed in accordance with NFPA 72. The fire alarm system shall be tested by a licensed company annually. The certificate of completion of fire alarm system test shall be on hand at all times, and a copy shall be submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Fire Alarm Monitoring
All fire alarms shall be monitored directly by our Dispatch Center in Oak Lawn. Occupant/Owner shall ensure direct connect of their Fire Alarm System is completed.
All fire extinguishers shall be tested by a licensed company annually.
Fire Sprinkler System Requirements
The fire suppression system shall be tested by a licensed company annually. This certificate shall be on hand at all times and a copy shall be submitted to the Bureau of fire Prevention. If the suppression system contains a fire pump, the fire pump shall be tested by a licensed company annually. This certificate shall be on hand at all times and a copy shall be submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Knox Box Requirements
All commercial/mercantile occupancies that have a fire alarm or fire suppression system shall have a Knox Box installed on the building. The Knox Box shall have a current set of keys for the occupancy to access ALL parts of the building. A Knox Box Pad Lock will be required for any exterior gates that access the building. If you change any keys to your business, please let us know and we will gladly place the new keys in the Knox Box.
Recently Updated CSFPD Building Ordinances
FIRE CODE TO ADOPT THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE WITH AMENDMENTS AS THE FIRE CODE OF THE CENTRAL STICKNEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT