Fire Prevention Bureau
The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for the reviewing of plans and issuing of permits for various fire related activities. The Bureau also inspects sites for fire lanes, responds to fire related complaints, inspects target occupancies for compliance with adopted fire codes and enforces the False Fire Alarm Ordinance. The City of St.Charles has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 1.
Through education and safety regulations the St.Charles Fire Department strives to prevent the loss of life and property. Inspections of existing commercial, multi-family residential and institutional buildings for life safety and fire hazards are performed through the bureau. Inspectors review plans for new building construction and conduct site visits to conformance with fire codes and standards. The bureau also oversees the department's public education programs.
St.Charles Fire Prevention bureau enforces the following codes: