New Businesses Requirements

Complying With Fire Codes

New businesses are required to comply with all applicable local building and Fire Protection codes. Please refer to Chapter 34, Article III of our Code of Ordinances (view a copy of Ordinance 2008-21 adopted July 21, 2008 (PDF)) regarding specific Fire Department regulations. Those provisions include, but are not limited to the following:

Fire Alarms Code

(Section 34-110, not inclusive). Adoption of regulatory codes: he village hereby adopts, for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire and explosion, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Life Safety Code 101 in its entirety, being particularly the 2006 edition, the International Fire Code in its entirety, being particularly the 2006 edition, and Chapter 9 of the BOCA National Building Code, except such portions that are or may be from time to time deleted, modified, or amended by this article.

All Fire Alarms are required to be direct connect to the Fire Department’s dispatch center as per local ordinance 2014-8 (PDF).

Knox Boxes

Also known as a Fire Department Rapid Entry system (Code of Ordinances Section 34-154, not inclusive) “All buildings, regardless of use or occupancy shall install an approved rapid entry system. The owner or tenant in control of said structure or area shall install a key box (or boxes) or key switch(es), or padlock(s), or key/records cabinet, in an accessible location(s) approved by the fire chief or his or her designee.” The purpose of the Knox Box it to provide firefighters access to the building and building systems during non-business hours in the event of an emergency without causing damage to the property.