The Zion Fire Rescue Department is actively involved in fire prevention activities on a daily basis. The fire safety inspections include each business, industry, multi-tenant apartment building, nursing home, or school. Each of these facilities are inspected by the Zion Fire Rescue Department on a yearly basis. Most of these inspections are done by the on duty shift personnel during their regular tour of duty. They check for fire safety violations to ensure the safety of the public, occupants and owners of the facilities.
In addition to the inspections, the Fire Prevention Bureau is also responsible for monitoring the installation, servicing, and testing of fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, and automatic suppression systems. These types of systems are found in commercial, industrial, and businesses with high hazards.
The Zion Fire Rescue Department also works in conjunction with other departments, such as the Building Department, and other agencies, such as the State of Illinois Fire Marshal’s office. We work with the local Building Department monitoring new construction and new businesses in town to assure their compliance with the fire codes currently used in the city. We work closely with the State Fire Marshal’s office in monitoring the installation, removal and inspection of underground fuel tanks.
We also work together to inspect Day Care Centers, Schools, Self-Serve gas stations and Hotel / Motel occupancies.