In accordance with adopted codes and ordinances for the City of Aurora, Fire Protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained per the following, which is contained in the International Fire Code/2009 (IFC/2009).
901.6 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance
Fire detection, alarm, and extinguishing systems shall be maintained in an operative condition at all times, and shall be replaced or repaired where defective. Non-required fire protection systems and equipment shall be inspected, tested and maintained or removed.
Fire protection systems shall be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the referenced standards listed in Table 901.6.1.
NFPA = National Fire Protection Association
Table 901.6.1 Fire Protection System Maintenance Standards
Portable fire extinguishers
Carbon dioxide fire-extinguishing system
Halon 1301 fire-extinguishing systems
Dry-chemical extinguishing systems
Wet-chemical extinguishing systems
Water-based fire protection systems
Fire alarm systems
Clean-agent extinguishing systems
Records of all system inspections, tests, and maintenance required by the referenced standards shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of 3 years and made available to the fire code official upon request.
This office requires that a copy of the Annual Inspection/Test be submitted to this office every year, except for Hood Suppression, which is semi-annual. If a fire alarm is present, a Fire Alarm User Registration/Emergency Contact form (PDF) shall also be submitted. All submittals can be delivered to:
Aurora Fire Prevention Bureau
5 E Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507