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FIRE SAFETY425 ILCS 10/0.01
(425 ILCS 10/) Facilities Requiring Smoke Detectors Act.
(425 ILCS 10/0.01)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 820)
This Act may be cited as the
Facilities Requiring Smoke Detectors Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
425 ILCS 10/1
(425 ILCS 10/1)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 821)
For purposes of this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Facility" means:
(1) Any long-term care facility as defined in Section
1-113 of the Nursing Home Care Act or any facility as defined in Section 1-113 of the ID/DD Community Care Act or the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act, as amended;
(2) Any community residential alternative as defined
in paragraph (4) of Section 3 of the Community Residential Alternatives Licensing Act, as amended; and
(3) Any child care facility as defined in Section
2.05 of the Child Care Act of 1969, as amended.
(b) "Approved smoke detector" or "detector" means a smoke detector of the ionization or
photoelectric type which complies with all the requirements of the rules
and regulations of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)
425 ILCS 10/2
(425 ILCS 10/2)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 822)
(a) Every facility shall be equipped with at least one
approved smoke detector in an operating condition within 15 feet of every room
used for sleeping purposes. The detector shall be installed on the ceiling
and at least 6 inches from any wall, or on a wall located between 4 and 6
inches from the ceiling.
(b) Every facility shall have at least one approved smoke detector installed on
every story of the facility, including basements but not including
unoccupied attics; provided that there shall be at least one detector at
the beginning and at the end of each separate corridor or hallway 200 feet
or more in length in any occupied story, including basements.
(c) Every facility shall have at least
approved smoke detector at the uppermost ceiling of
each interior stairwell, except in fire resistive structures. The detector
shall be installed on the ceiling,
at least 6 inches from the wall, or on a wall located between 4 and 6
inches from the ceiling.
(d) The requirements of this Section shall apply to any facility
in existence on July 1, 1988, beginning on that date. Except as provided
in subsection (e), the smoke
detectors required in such facilities may be either battery powered or
wired into the structure's AC power line, and need not be interconnected.
(e) In the case of any facility unit that is newly constructed,
reconstructed or substantially remodelled after December 31, 1987, the
requirements of this Section shall apply beginning on the first day of
occupancy of the facility after such construction, reconstruction or
substantial remodelling. The smoke detectors required in such facility
shall be permanently wired into the structure's AC power line and, if
more than one detector is required to be installed within the facility,
the detectors shall be wired so that the actuation of one detector will
actuate all the detectors in the facility unit.
In the case of any facility unit that is newly constructed,
reconstructed, or substantially remodeled on or after January 1, 2011, smoke detectors permanently wired into the structure's AC power line must also maintain an alternative back-up power source, which may be either a battery or batteries or an emergency generator.
(f) Compliance with an applicable federal, State or local law, rule or
building code which requires the installation and maintenance of smoke
detectors in a manner different from this Section, but providing a level of
safety for occupants which is equal to or greater than that provided by
this Section, shall be deemed to be compliance with this Section, and the requirements of
such more stringent law shall govern over the requirements of this Section.
the case of a
facility subject to this Act, the provisions of this Act shall be enforced
by the State agency which licenses that facility.
The State licensing agency may suspend the
facility's license for a violation of this Act where appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 96-1292, eff. 1-1-11.)