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  Building Safety and Fire Prevention Programs

The Division of Fire Prevention conducts inspections of buildings for compliance with the Life Safety Code. While concentrating efforts on state licensed day care, health care, and educational occupancies, OSFM fire prevention inspectors also help ensure safety through the inspection of above ground tanks, LP Gas installations and hotel/motel occupancies.
The division is responsible for enforcing the Fire Equipment Distributor and Employee Regulation Act, Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act, Pyrotechnic Operator and Distributor Licensing Act and the Furniture Fire Safety Act.  The Division of Fire Prevention also inspects buildings and exhibits at all county fairs and the state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin.


 Email the Division of Fire Prevention here 


Or you can call.  Phone numbers are:


Southern Regional Office
Marion -- 618/993-7085

Springfield Office

Northern Regional Office
Chicago -- 312/814-2693



The National Fire Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and codes may be accessed on line at their website: