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2017 – Issue 3 – Summer

ITM Summit Big Success

ITM Summit Big Success

The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association (IFIA) unveiled a new state-of-the-art Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (ITM) demonstration trailer at the NFPA 25 Summit in Addison last week. More than 210 attended the event to review the latest information about ITM for water based fire sprinkler systems. They included members of 90 different...
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NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) Newsletter Signup

NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative (FSI) Newsletter Signup

NFPA issues a free monthly newsletter on its nationwide effort to increase the use of home fire sprinklers through the adoption of sprinkler requirements. This is especially important for fire service personnel and fire sprinkler advocates. Click to Sign Up for Newsletter
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Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD – Sets Moral Tone with Code Adoption

Deerfield-Bannockburn FPD – Sets Moral Tone with Code Adoption

Trustee Kim Barkemeyer, Phil Bettiker, and Jeffrey Hansen voted May 11th to adopt the 2012 ICC International Fire Code including the provisions for residential fire sprinklers following NFPA 13D for new home construction in unincorporated Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire District. See the full press release from the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition by clicking Here Chief Ian Kazian, and...
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Naperville Fire Doused with Sprinklers! Lives Saved.

Naperville Fire Doused with Sprinklers! Lives Saved.

On Saturday June 24, 2017, according to the village of Naperville, a fire on the 100 block of Ambassador Drive was extinguished by the Fire Sprinkler system.  Four sprinkler heads were activated and all occupants exited the building safely. The Naperville Fire Department acted quickly and arrived on the scene with 10 pieces of...
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Florida Governor Scott Helps Keep Citizens Safe through Veto of H.B. 653

Florida Governor Scott Helps Keep Citizens Safe through Veto of H.B. 653

It was a good day for Firefighters and citizens interested in keeping sprinklers in building codes. Through his Veto letter, Governor Scott turned back efforts to rescind fire sprinkler protections gained for the people of Florida over the past few years. Click Here to Read Governor Scott’s Veto Letter H.B. 652 would have delayed deadlines and...
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Lake Forest Daycare Avoids Tragedy Thanks to Fire Sprinkler System

On June 21, 2017  the Fire Sprinkler system installed at Dearhaven Day Care prevented a potential tragedy. The daycare, located on 1100 Westmorland Drive in Lake Forest, hosts 140 children, ranging from newborns to toddlers, as well as 37 staff members. Click Here to Read Full Lake Forest Fire Department Press Release A fire...
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