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Fire Inspection Program

A main duty of the Fire Department is to safeguard life and property from the hazards of fire. In a proactive attempt to ensure the safety of structures, the Winfield Fire Protection District conducts fire inspections of all commercial properties and all apartment buildings with three or more dwelling units.

The Fire Prevention Bureau consists of the Fire Marshal, who conducts plan review services and pre-construction and final occupancy site inspections, with routine fire inspections being conducted by on-duty personnel throughout the Winfield Fire Protection District.

If a fire code violation is found during inspection, an order of correction is issued to correct the problem and a re-inspection date is scheduled to guarantee compliance. The Fire Prevention Bureau maintains an inspection file for each business and apartment that is inspected.

Fire Inspection Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. We had a fire in our home/business and the insurance company wants a copy of the fire report. How do I get it?
A. A copy of the fire report can be available Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm at the Winfield Fire Protection District administration offices, 27W530 Highlake Road, Winfield, Illinois 60190.

Q. I am opening a business and need to know the occupancy load for my building.
A. If you need to know the occupancy for a particular structure, contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 630-653-5050 Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Q. Will the fire department check my gas heating appliances if I am not sure they are working correctly?
A. If you think you have a possible gas leak from an appliance, the Winfield Fire Protection District will respond. Remember to call from a phone that is not located inside the residence with the leaking appliance.

Q. If I am renting a house or apartment, who is responsible for installing and maintaining a smoke detector?
A. If you are currently renting a house or apartment, the landlord is responsible for installing the smoke detector. Once the smoke detector is installed, the tenant is responsible for maintaining the detector (e.g. batteries, ensuring the device is dust-free).

Q. Does my landlord have to supply my home or apartment with fire extinguishers?
A. No. The landlord does not have to supply your residence with fire extinguishers. However, if the landlord provides them by choice, then he or she is responsible for their maintenance.

Q. I noticed that the tag on my fire extinguisher is expired. Will the fire department come out and service the extinguisher?
A. The Winfield Fire Protection District does not service fire extinguishers. Please consult the phone book under "Fire Protection Equipment and Supplies" for service.