TITLE 41: FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER I: OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL
PART 109 FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR LICENSING RULES
SECTION 109.30 DEFINITIONS
Section 109.30 Definitions
The following definitions shall apply to this Part:
"Act" means the Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act [225 ILCS 317].
"Business" means any person engaged in the business of installing or repairing fire sprinkler systems in the State of Illinois.
"Designated certified person" means an individual who has met the qualifications set forth in Section 20 of the Act and who is designated by the fire sprinkler contractor on a full time basis to provide supervision and to assure that each fire sprinkler system is installed and repaired in accordance with this Part.
"Fire protection system layout documents" means layout drawings, catalog information on standard products, and other construction data that provide detail on the location of risers, cross mains, branch lines, sprinklers, piping per applicable standard, and hanger locations. Fire protection system layout documents serve as a guide for fabrication and installation of a fire sprinkler system and shall be based upon applicable standards pursuant to Section 30 of the Act. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"Fire sprinkler contractor" means a business that holds itself out to be in the business of installing or repairing or contracts with another business to install or repair a fire sprinkler system. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"Fire sprinkler system" means any water-based automatic fire extinguishing system employing fire sprinklers, including accessory fire pumps and associated piping, fire standpipes, or underground fire main systems, starting at the connection to the water service (after the approved backflow device is installed under the requirements of the Illinois Plumbing Code (77 Ill. Adm. Code 890)) and ending at the most remote fire sprinkler. "Fire sprinkler system" includes but is not limited to a fire sprinkler system in residential, commercial, institutional, educational, public or private occupancy. "Fire sprinkler system" does not include single sprinkler heads that are in a loop of the potable water system, as referenced in 77 Ill. Adm. Code 890.1130 and 890.1200. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"Install" or "installation" means the initial placement of the fire sprinkler system or its extension or alteration after initial placement.
"License" means a biennial license issued by the Office pursuant to the Act and this Part.
"Licensee" means a person or business organization licensed in accordance with the Act. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"NFPA" means the National Fire Protection Association, a nationally recognized standards-making organization, having an address at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-7471.
"NICET" means the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"Office" means the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
if the business is a sole proprietorship, the owner of the business or any person exercising managerial control; or
if the business is a partnership, any partner who has at least 10% ownership interest or any partner who exercises managerial control; or
if the business is a corporation, any officer or director of the corporation or any person who has at least 10% ownership interest in such corporation or who exercises managerial control.
"Person" means an individual, group of individuals, association, trust, partnership, corporation, person doing business under an assumed name, the State of Illinois or a department thereof, any other State-owned and operated institution, or any other entity. [225 ILCS 317/10]
"Repair" means any work after the initial installation to correct and maintain the fire sprinkler system to provide performance as originally planned.
"Responsible managing employee" means the individual designated on a full time basis, by the fire sprinkler contractor that is not required to have a certified designated person pursuant to Section 120 of the Act, to provide supervision and to assure that each fire sprinkler system is installed and repaired in accordance with this Part.
"State Fire Marshal" means the Executive Director of the Office of the State Fire Marshal of the State of Illinois.
"Supervision" means the direction and management by a designated certified person, or by the responsible managing employee if applicable, of the activities of non-certified personnel in the installation or repair of fire sprinkler systems. (Section 10 of the Act) [225 ILCS 317/10]
(Source: Amended at 30 Ill. Reg. 16994, effective October 11, 2006)