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FIRE & LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM

FIRE SAFETY & PREVENTION PROGRAM

CHAPTER 1: FIRE & LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM
CHAPTER 2: FIRE PREVENTION
CHAPTER 3: FIRE SAFETY COMPONENTS IN BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 4: PLANNING
CHAPTER 5: PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
CHAPTER 6: OPERATIONAL PERMITS


Introduction

Fire safety is an issue that most of us never think about. We all have daily routines that cause us to spend our time and energy dealing with the people and things that are right in front of us. Only if we are exposed to a tragedy and we have any time or energy left do we consider possible emergency situations. Even then most of us never take time to think about how a fire or other emergency could drastically affect our livelihood, our property, and even our lives. The mission of Lombard Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau is to minimize the risk of life and property loss through proactive planning, awareness, education, and enforcement. Fire Prevention Education is the key to a fire-safe future. The first step is to educate ourselves to start thinking consciously about fire safety. This leads us to analyze the ways we do our work and enjoy our leisure time. Based on this analysis, we act to ensure that our environments minimize the danger of a fire or other emergencies that can disrupt our lives and livelihoods. Another step is learning to recognize and maintain the safety-enhancing components that are built into our environments. We offer this Fire & Life Safety Program to inform those of us who are responsible for maintaining the environments in which we work and play. This program will provide information about fire safety, and how to take action by teaching fire safety awareness, making our environments fire-safe, and planning ahead to deal with emergencies in a safe manner. We are confident that, by using this program, you can make a difference for yourself, your employees, visitors, and the community.

This is an overall fire safety program for owners and managers of commercial properties.  This program includes requirements for fire drills, emergency evacuation plans, public assemblies, building fire safety systems maintenance, and other requirements of the Village of Lombard's Fire Code for commercial properties, to assist building owners and managers to maintain their buildings in a safe manner.

Purpose

This program was developed to support the Fire Prevention Bureau’s goal of helping individuals and organizations prevent fire incidents and achieve compliance with local and state regulations. An effective fire safety program requires sufficient resources to provide both for the education of the community in fire safety practices, and for the enforcement of the Fire Code to eliminate fire safety violations. Beyond basic life safety code compliance, fire safety should also be a primary component in inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, emergency signs and lighting, inspection of smoke detectors, and maintenance of other fire suppression equipment. Formal fire risk analysis and fire prevention programs constitute additional components of a comprehensive fire safety program.