(20 ILCS 2905/2)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 2)
The Office shall have the following powers and duties:
1. To exercise the rights, powers and duties which
have been vested by law in the Department of State Police as the successor of the Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal, inspectors, officers and employees of the State Fire Marshal, including arson investigation. Arson investigations conducted by the State Fire Marshal's Office shall be conducted by State Fire Marshal Arson Investigator Special Agents, who shall be peace officers as provided in the Peace Officer Fire Investigation Act.
2. To keep a record, as may be required by law, of
all fires occurring in the State, together with all facts, statistics and circumstances, including the origin of fires.
3. To exercise the rights, powers and duties which
have been vested in the Department of State Police by the "Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act", approved August 7, 1951, as amended.
4. To administer the Illinois Fire Protection
5. To aid in the establishment and maintenance of the
training facilities and programs of the Illinois Fire Service Institute.
6. To disburse Federal grants for fire protection
purposes to units of local government.
7. To pay to or in behalf of the City of Chicago for
the maintenance, expenses, facilities and structures directly incident to the Chicago Fire Department training program. Such payments may be made either as reimbursements for expenditures previously made by the City, or as payments at the time the City has incurred an obligation which is then due and payable for such expenditures. Payments for the Chicago Fire Department training program shall be made only for those expenditures which are not claimable by the City under "An Act relating to fire protection training", certified November 9, 1971, as amended.
8. To administer grants to areas not located in a
fire protection district or in a municipality which provides fire protection services, to defray the organizational expenses of forming a fire protection district.
9. In cooperation with the Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency, to administer the Illinois Leaking Underground Storage Tank program in accordance with Section 4 of this Act and Section 22.12 of the Environmental Protection Act.
10. To expend state and federal funds as appropriated
11. To provide technical assistance, to areas not
located in a fire protection district or in a municipality which provides fire protection service, to form a fire protection district, to join an existing district, or to establish a municipal fire department, whichever is applicable.
12. To exercise such other powers and duties as may
be vested in the Office by law.
(Source: P.A. 100-67, eff. 8-11-17.)