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Fire Prevention

Rockford Fire Department (779)-348-7172


For more complete information, including a list of operational and construction permits required from and inspections performed, regarding the Fire Prevention Division of the Fire Department visit the Fire Department section of the City of Rockford website.

Fire Prevention Division - Plan Review, Licenses & Inspections

Plan Reviews

1. Fire Extinguishing Systems prepared by a design professional (Architect or Professional Engineer) [www.dpr.state.il.us] currently licensed to practice in the State of Illinois or certified by NICET level III or IV.
2. Manual Fire Alarm and Automatic Fire Detection Systems prepared by a design professional (Architect or Professional Engineer) [ www.dpr.state.il.us] currently licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.

Fire Protection Licenses

1. Fire Sprinkler System contractors are required to be licensed with The Office of the State Fire marshal (www.state.il.us/osfm/).
2. Manual Fire Alarm, Automatic Fire Detection and Single and Multiple Station Smoke Alarm Contractors are required to be electricians registered with the City of Rockford. It is also recommended that they are NICET certified.

Fire Prevention Inspections

1. Fire Sprinkler Systems rough-in – following installation of piping and at time of pressure/leak tests. 
2. Fire Sprinkler Systems final – following completion of work and an NFPA Material and test certificate for above ground piping and prior to final building inspection or occupancy.
3. Fire Alarm and Detection System final – following completion of work and an NFPA Record of Completion and prior to final building inspection or occupancy.
4. Smoke Control Systems final – following completion of installation and testing and reports in accordance with building code Sections 909.3, 909.18.8 and 1704.14 and prior to acceptance in accordance with building code section 909.19, final building inspection or occupancy.

 


Page last updated: 3/4/2015 2:03:57 PM

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