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Posted on: April 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 5 Common Fire Inspection Violations

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To help keep our community safe, the Roselle Fire Department conducts fire inspections for local businesses to ensure compliance with building and fire codes. Here are the 5 most common violations found during a fire inspection:

  1. Emergency lights and exit signs that are not in proper working order with power backup
  2. Egress pathways being blocked or restricted due to clutter/storage
  3. Extinguishers that are under pressurized, over pressurized, or expired and in need of annual servicing
  4. Extension cords being used as permanent wiring
  5. Electrical wiring that poses a risk of electrical shock

For more information about fire safety for businesses, contact Fire Marshall Scott McBride at 630-671-2842 or

Applying for a business license? Review operating requirements to make sure you are on the right track!

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