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Each year the Fairview Fire Department does over 1,000 business fire safety inspections. This inspection may be done at your location more than one time per year based upon your business classification. By performing these inspections it allows us to stop fires before they start. It also gives our firefighters doing the inspections a chance to familiarize themselves with your building, this can save time if you should ever have an incident.

To help you when we are in between inspections, we have put the following guidelines together for you on our inspection program. Below you will find the most common things that our inspectors are looking for.

Carbon Monoxide

Did you know that effective January 1, 2007 that all residential living quarters in the State of Illinois MUST have a Carbon Monoxide Detector installed?
Each year in America, carbon monoxide poisoning claims approximately 480 lives and sends another 15,200 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.(1)

Click here to see UNDERSTANDING THE RISK:

Fire Safety Tips

Home Fire Safety Tips

More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 25,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead.

Read about 8 TIPS TO REMEMBER

Smoke Detectors

The Impact of Smoke Alarms

In the 1960’s, the average U. S. citizen had never heard of a smoke alarm. By 1995, an estimated 93 percent of all American homes – single – and multi- family, apartments, nursing homes, dormitories, etc. – were equipped with alarms. By the mid 1980’s, smoke alarm laws, requiring that alarms be placed in all new and existing residences – existed in 38 states and thousands of municipalities nationwide. And smoke alarm provisions have been adopted by all of the model building code organizations.   CONTINUE READING. . . 

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