The Fire District, in cooperation with the Villages of Campton Hills, Elburn, Lily Lake, and Virgil and the communities of LaFox and Mill Creek and the Kane County Development Department, reviews plans for construction in commercial occupancies. This includes new construction, remodeling, renovations, and additions.
The Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Bureau enforces the following codes:
- 2015 International Fire Code
- 2015 International Building Code
- 2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
- Current NFPA Standards
A non-structural review is performed on basic building plans to assess the type of construction, means of egress and to help determine the appropriate use group. At the time of plan review, information pertaining to the type of operation, what will be stored, how it will be stored, how much of a product will be stored, and hazard information on those products will be requested. This is necessary not only to determine if the structure is adequate for the proposed operation but will also help determine the appropriate type of fire suppression and fire alarm system that must be installed to protect the building.Reviews of the fire wall construction, fire alarm, kitchen hood, and fire suppression systems plans are conducted to make sure these systems meet various codes as they pertain to appropriate equipment being installed and that the systems is properly designed and installed to provide the acceptable level of protection to buildings and their occupants.