Much of our business comes from smaller installations which are equally demanding in their designs and installation. One of the most important of these smaller jobs are daycares. Daycares have many life safety regulations to meet and follow to ensure the safety of the children and staff such as complete automatic service detection. For example, for a daycare to be approved to operate in the state of Illinois not only do they have to be compliant with the Illinois State Fire Marshal but also with their local building and zoning departments. Their codes are adaptive of standards published in the Nation Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and the International Fire Code. These plans must be reviewed, approved and inspected by the local fire authority. Additionally, for daycare centers in commercial spaces or in homes, they require frequent inspections and reporting to the local fire authority. These are typically completed annually, but every jurisdiction has specific requirements.

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