Fire Info for Businesses

Fire Safety in Your Business

The Villa Park Fire Department wants to help your business avoid fires. The Fire Department will perform a fire inspection of your business, at no cost, upon request. The Fire Department also makes every effort to inspect every business once per year. Until the inspector sees you, keep these fire safety tips in mind:
  • Minimize the use of extension cords and never use damaged or spliced cords.
  • Have your fire extinguishers serviced annually.
  • Make sure your exit signs are lit.
  • If you must use flammable or combustible liquids, eliminate ignition sources like cigarettes, pilot lights, etc.
  • Keep flammables in approved containers.
  • Keep exit ways and doors accessible and unlocked during business hours.
  • Make sure all employees know to dial 9-1-1 to report any emergency.