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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 2905/) State Fire Marshal Act.

20 ILCS 2905/0.01

    (20 ILCS 2905/0.01) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 0.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the State Fire Marshal Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

20 ILCS 2905/1

    (20 ILCS 2905/1) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 1)
    Sec. 1. There is hereby created the Office of the State Fire Marshal, hereinafter referred to as the Office.
    The Office shall be under an executive director who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    The executive director of the Office shall be known as the State Fire Marshal and shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board.
    The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall have a division that shall assume the duties of the Division of Fire Prevention, Department of Law Enforcement, and a division that shall assume the duties of Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission. Each division shall be headed by a division manager who shall be employed by the Fire Marshal, subject to the Personnel Code, and shall be responsible to the Fire Marshal.
(Source: P.A. 96-800, eff. 10-30-09.)

20 ILCS 2905/2

    (20 ILCS 2905/2) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 2)
    Sec. 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
    
Training Act.
        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
    
by the General Assembly.
        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.)

20 ILCS 2905/2.5

    (20 ILCS 2905/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Equipment exchange program.
    (a) The Office shall create and maintain an equipment exchange program under which fire departments, fire protection districts, and township fire departments can donate or sell equipment to, trade equipment with, or buy equipment from each other.
    (b) Under this program, the Office shall maintain a website that allows fire departments, fire protection districts, and township fire departments to post information and photographs about needed equipment and equipment that is available for trade, donation, or sale. This website must be separate from, and not a part of, the Office's main website; however, the Office must post a hyperlink on its main website that points to the website established under this subsection (b).
    (c) The Office or a fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department that donates, trades, or sells fire protection equipment to another fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department under this Section is not liable for any damage or injury caused by the donated, traded, or sold fire protection equipment, except for damage or injury caused by its willful and wanton misconduct, if it discloses in writing to the recipient at the time of the donation, trade, or sale any known damage to or deficiencies in the equipment.
    This Section does not relieve any fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department from liability, unless otherwise provided by law, for any damage or injury caused by donated, traded, or sold fire protection equipment that was received through the equipment exchange program.
    (d) The Office must promote the program to encourage the efficient exchange of equipment among local government entities.
    (e) The Office must implement the changes to the equipment exchange program required under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly no later than July 1, 2006.
(Source: P.A. 93-305, eff. 7-23-03; 94-175, eff. 7-12-05.)

20 ILCS 2905/2.7

    (20 ILCS 2905/2.7)
    Sec. 2.7. Small Fire-fighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program.
    (a) The Office shall establish and administer a Small Fire-fighting and Ambulance Service Equipment Grant Program to award grants to fire departments, fire protection districts, and volunteer, non-profit, stand alone ambulance services for the purchase of small fire-fighting and ambulance equipment.
    (b) (Blank).
    (b-1) The Fire Service and Small Equipment Fund is dissolved. Any moneys remaining in the Fund on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall be transferred to the Fire Prevention Fund.
    (c) As used in this Section, "small fire-fighting and ambulance equipment" includes, without limitation, turnout gear, air packs, thermal imaging cameras, jaws of life, defibrillators, communications equipment, including but not limited to pagers and radios, and other fire-fighting or life saving equipment, as determined by the State Fire Marshal.
    (d) The Office shall adopt any rules necessary for the implementation and administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-386, eff. 8-13-09; 97-901, eff. 1-1-13.)

20 ILCS 2905/3

    (20 ILCS 2905/3) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 3)
    Sec. 3. There is created the Illinois Fire Advisory Commission which shall advise the Office in the exercise of its powers and duties. The Commission shall be appointed by the Governor as follows:
    3 professional, fulltime paid firefighters;
    one volunteer firefighter;
    one Fire Protection Engineer who is registered in
    Illinois;
    one person who is a representative of the Fire
    Insurance industry in Illinois; and
    3 persons with an interest in and knowledgeable
    about fire prevention methods.
    In addition, the following shall serve as ex officio members of the Commission: the Chicago Fire Commissioner, or his designee; the executive officer, or his designee of each of the following organizations: the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, the Illinois Fire Protection District Association, the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, the Illinois Professional Firefighters Association, the Illinois Firemen's Association, the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors and the Fire Service Institute, University of Illinois.
    The Governor shall designate, at the time of appointment, 3 members to serve terms expiring on the third Monday in January, 1979; 3 members to serve terms expiring the third Monday in January, 1980; and 2 members to serve terms expiring the third Monday in January, 1981. The additional member appointed by the Governor pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1987 shall serve for a term expiring the third Monday in January, 1990. Thereafter, all terms shall be for 3 years. A member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
    The Governor shall designate one of the appointed members to be chairman of the Commission.
    Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 85-718.)

20 ILCS 2905/4

    (20 ILCS 2905/4)
    Sec. 4. Rebuilt flame safeguard controls.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 2012, the use of a rebuilt flame safeguard control in forced air heating equipment in any non-residential structure is prohibited, unless the rebuilt flame safeguard control is labeled and listed by a nationally recognized testing agency. This prohibition does not apply to structures used for production agriculture, as defined in Section 3-35 of the Use Tax Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, "flame safeguard control" means a modular burner management system that is designed to provide automatic ignition and continuous flame monitoring for use in forced air heating equipment that uses gas or light oil fuels, or both.
    (b) Willful failure to remove any rebuilt flame safeguard control in forced air heating equipment as required by this Act is a Class B misdemeanor.
    Tampering with, removing, destroying, or disconnecting any installed flame safeguard control, except in the course of inspection, maintenance, or replacement of the control, is a Class A misdemeanor for the first conviction and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent conviction.
(Source: P.A. 97-554, eff. 1-1-12.)