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Boards and Commissions

If you wish to be named to one of these Boards or Commissions please visit for information on the function of each Board and to complete an application for nomination.

Elevator Safety Review Board

The Board regulates construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alternation and repair of elevators and other conveyances. The Board consists of 17 members: nine Board members shall constitute an quorum. A quorum is required for all Board decisions.

Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules

The board formulates and enforces rules and regulations for safe and proper construction, installation, repair, use, and operation of boilers and pressure vessels in the state.

Fire Advisory Commission

The Commission Advises State Fire Marshal on fire protection, investigation, prevention and other duties required by law.

Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Committee

The Committee is responsible for developing an annual award program to recognize fire fighters who were killed, seriously hurt, or displayed bravery or heroism in the line of duty; working with fire-fighting organizations in state to designing, develop, and procure a Fire Fighting Medal of Honor; selecting an appropriate date of occasion for presentation.

Recruiting & Retaining Public Employee Firefighter and Paramedics Task Force

The Task Force is created to identify solutions to the shortage of eligible applicants for the position of firefighter and/or paramedic and is charged with examining issues such as: (1) The barriers to the recruitment and retention of public employee firefighters and paramedics; (2) The steps that the State of Illinois can take to assist local governments to recruit and retain public employee firefighters and paramedics; (3) What community colleges, the Illinois Fire Service Institute, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal can do to assist local governments to recruit and retain public employee firefighters and paramedics.