The Fire Prevention Division performs annual inspections of existing buildings to verify that they are in compliance with the Village of Niles Code of Ordinances, Annually our inspectors walk through the buildings with a business or building owner to check for things like electrical problems, improper storage, heating equipment conditions, accessible egress, and other hazardous conditions. Inspectors will also inspect emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, and hood and duct systems to assure that they are being properly maintained and tested.
The Fire Prevention Division will perform inspections of private residences upon request. During these voluntary inspections an inspector will walk through the residence with the owner, and point out possible hazardous conditions. The homeowner can accept and correct the condition, or ignore our recommendations.
The Fire Prevention Division is under the supervision of the Director of Community Development Director and has a staffing of one Senior Inspector, Secretary, and a part-time fire inspectors. All inspectors have a State Fire Prevention Inspector I certificate. The Bureau is located in the Village Hall, 1000 Civic Center Drive. Hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.