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2017 – Issue 4 – Fall

NFSA Applauds Policy Makers for Including Fire Sprinkler Incentives in Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2017  — The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) praised sponsors and co-sponsors for their consistent leadership over the years that ensured fire sprinklers were included in the tax reform legislation passed by the House and Senate yesterday. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act has been pushed for years. Fire protection has now been...
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Six Family Members Dead in Late Night Lost Nation House Fire – A Tragic Example of Rural Fire Risk

A fast-moving house fire struck the rural community of Lost Nation, near Dixon, overnight, killing six family members including four children and several pets. According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, one of the residents of the home called 9-1-1 just after midnight, reporting smoke in the basement. Eight fire departments from the surrounding...
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Video Footage Shows Dramatic Difference Between a Living Room Fire With and Without A Home Fire Sprinkler

Video Footage Shows Dramatic Difference Between a Living Room Fire With and Without A Home Fire Sprinkler

NIFSAB assisted the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition with a video shoot demonstrating the difference between a living room fire with and without home fire sprinklers. Working with Chief Joe Falaschetti and the Beecher (IL) Fire Department, a home slated for demolition was identified. Two sets of furniture, carpet, drapes and home decorations were used....
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Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Senior Living Community

The Country Club Hills Fire Department responded to an alarm at Victory Centre, a senior living community, October 24, 10:40 a.m. Firefighters observed water running under a door. Two sprinklers activated and contained a fire in a chair and six packages of paper towel that were near a floor heater. According to training officer...
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WGN’s Ana Belaval Features Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration

WGN’s Ana Belaval Features Fire and Sprinkler Burn Demonstration

Fire Safety Advocate Sher Grogg Discussed How Fire Sprinklers Could Have Saved Her Brother and Family Common Voices, a national fire safety advocacy organization, teamed up with the Alsip Fire Department and NIFSAB to conduct a fire and sprinkler demonstration for WGN’s Ana Belaval for Fire Prevention Week. During WGN’s Morning News program, Belaval...
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Fire Sprinklers Save Home and Family Pet

When firefighters with the Countryside Fire Protection District arrived on the scene at a single-family home in Long Grove, Illinois, on September 22, the fire inside the home was controlled by the home’s fire sprinkler system. The fire originated on the outside back of the three-story house. The flames traveled up the vinyl siding...
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Fire Departments Set Fires To Teach About Fire Prevention

Fire Departments Set Fires To Teach About Fire Prevention

The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) is assisting local fire departments to conduct live burn demonstrations to educate the public about how quickly fires can become deadly and the important life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. The demonstrations provide a side-by-side-comparison with two similarly furnished rooms — one with a fire...
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Successful Activations (Fall 2017 Edition)

October 2017 Senior Living Community – Country Club Hills Fire Department The Country Club Hills Fire Department responded to an alarm at Victory Centre, a senior living community, October 24, 10:40 a.m. Firefighters observed water running under a door. Two sprinklers activated and contained a fire in a chair and six packages of paper...
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Successful Activations (Summer 2017 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   July 2017   Apartment Building Spring Valley Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the eight-story Bureau County Housing Authority apartment building put out a third-floor bedroom fire before fire crews arrived on scene. News Tribune   Plastic Manufacturing Plant Libertyville Fire Department A...
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