Rules & Regulations: The Most Important Fire Codes for Illinois Businesses

Business owners throughout Illinois and beyond understand there are numerous codes they must meet when operating a business. Many of these codes are related to operating their business safely and meeting the necessary sanitation requirements for places like restaurants. One of the most important codes a business must follow is their state fire code. At Getz Fire, we serve Illinois businesses with a great selection of fire safety equipment and installation services. We can help your business select the perfect system that is up to code, and provide professional services to ensure everything is properly installed and maintained.

Since there are hundreds of NFPA fire codes, it can be helpful to narrow down the codes most applicable to your business. For most Illinois businesses, the most important fire codes you should remember include:

  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • NFPA 10 for fire extinguishers
  • NFPA 25 for fire sprinkler systems
  • NFPA 70 and 72 for fire alarm systems
  • NFPA 96 and 17A for restaurant systems


The NFPA 101 Life Safety Code is the most widely used source for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features that minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. The other four fire codes listed help ensure specific fire safety devices are properly equipped and running in the event of a fire. Fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire alarm systems are typically found in most, if not all commercial buildings, with kichen fire systems being essential for restaurants, cafeterias, and commerical kitchens.


Getz Fire Equipment can help your Illinois business understand all fire codes related to your business, and help you select anything from a fire alarm system, to a fire extinguisher. We are dedicated to all things fire-safety, and routinely help our customers install custom fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, special hazard systems and more – according to their specific application needs. Call us today at 800-747-3473, or check out our website to browse our impressive inventory.