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
Fire Inspection Frequently Asked Questions:
||We had a fire in our home/business and the
insurance company wants a copy of the fire report. How do I
||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
||I am opening a business and need to know the
occupancy load for my building.
||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.
||Will the fire department check my gas heating
appliances if I am not sure they are working correctly?
||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.
||If I am renting a house or apartment, who
is responsible for installing and maintaining a smoke detector?
||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
||Does my landlord have to supply my home or
apartment with fire extinguishers?
||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
||I noticed that the tag on my fire extinguisher
is expired. Will the fire department come out and service the
||The Winfield Fire Protection District does not
service fire extinguishers. Please consult the phone book under
"Fire Protection Equipment and Supplies" for service.