Kankakee, IL – There have been some changes in the requirements to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in one- and two-family dwellings. In order to be compliant with the current standards, the following changes will be enacted immediately.
All property in Kankakee is governed by the adopted City of Kankakee Ordinances, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Life Safety Code (LSC) 101© 2018 edition.
In chapter 24, in one- and two-family dwellings, the following sections will now be enforced during all smoke and carbon monoxide inspections. Realtors must be notified of these changes immediately.
24.3.4 Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems
22.214.171.124.1 Smoke alarms shall be installed in accordance with 126.96.36.199 of the LSC 101(Life Safety Code) 2018 Edition© in all of the following locations.
188.8.131.52 Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detection Systems
184.108.40.206.1 Installed where dwellings contain fuel-burning appliances or fuel-burning fire places.
220.127.116.11.2 Where required by 18.104.22.168.1 carbon monoxide alarms or carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed in the following locations:
A new law will require smoke detectors to have a 10-year sealed battery. The requirement goes into effect on January 1, 2023. This new law applies to residents who are using alarms with removable batteries or smoke alarms that are not hardwired in to the electrical system. For further assistance or questions, please contact the Kankakee Fire Department at 815-933-0452.
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