In Park Forest, fire prevention is recognized as an essential component in the overall fire suppression effort. The Fire Prevention Division focuses on identifying fire and life safety hazards through routine fire inspections at both the company and staff level. While voluntary compliance of code violations is the goal, the village has in place a hearing officer for adjudication of matters not voluntarily resolved.
The construction and design provisions of the code shall apply to the following:
- Existing structures, facilities, and conditions not legally in existence at the time of the adoption of the code
- Existing structures, facilities, and conditions when identified in specific sections of the code
- Existing structures, facilities, and conditions which, in the opinion of the code official, constitute a distinct hazard to life or property
- Structures, facilities, and conditions arising after the adoption of the code
The provisions of the International Existing Building Code shall apply to all buildings undergoing repairs, alterations, additions, or an occupancy change.