Fire Prevention Bureau

The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the enforcement of City of Reading and Village of Arlington Heights laws, codes, and ordinances, including the International Fire Code and nationally recognized standards. Through plan review, inspections, meetings with citizens and design professionals, and continuing education, the Prevention staff works toward the protection of life and property from the effects of fire.

The Fire Prevention Division is administered by the Assistant Fire Chief. His division performs many tasks, including the technical review and approval of construction, development, and fire protection system plans. Fire alarm system, fire sprinkler system, building construction, site utility, and various other plans are reviewed to ensure that buildings have adequate access roads, sufficient water supplies and fire hydrants, and correctly designed fire protection systems. The Prevention staff also performs various inspections to ensure the correct installation and maintenance of fire protection systems, and to verify compliance with all permit applications.

The Fire Prevention Division is also responsible for all fire investigations.