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2018 – Issue 2 – Spring

Woman’s death after jumping from a burning building a tragic reminder that all apartment buildings should be protected with fire sprinklers

Woman’s death after jumping from a burning building a tragic reminder that all apartment buildings should be protected with fire sprinklers

CHICAGO, IL (June 5, 2018) – A 51-year-old woman died after jumping from a front window of a four-story apartment building in Rogers Park earlier this week. Forty people, including a dozen children, lost their homes and all of their belongings. In Chicago, fire sprinklers are required in all high-rise buildings built after 1975....
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Illinois Communities and Retired Fire Chief Recognized during First Ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day

Illinois Communities and Retired Fire Chief Recognized during First Ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day

BARRINGTON, IL (May 19, 2018) – More than 100 Illinois communities that adopted ordinances requiring home fire sprinklers in all new homes were recognized at the first ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day held at the Barrington Countryside Fire station. Dave Grupp, former Long Grove fire chief, also was recognized for passing the first home fire...
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Nine Injured in Englewood High Rise Fire Not Protected with Fire Sprinklers

ORLAND PARK, IL (April 19, 2018) – Nine people were seriously injured, including three children and a firefighter, after a fire broke out on the 13th floor of a high-rise building in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The 21-story apartment building was not protected with fire sprinklers. The injured occupants were transported to the hospital in serious...
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A Tale of Two Trump Tower Fires

A Tale of Two Trump Tower Fires

ORLAND PARK, IL  (April 12, 2018) – On February 18, 2016, fire sprinklers controlled a fire in a trash compactor on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower in Chicago. The sprinklers prevented injuries, deaths and major damage to the building and its occupants, as well as, provided protection for responding firefighters. A tragically different...
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Sprinkler Activations (Spring 2018 Edition)

Sprinkler Activations (Spring 2018 Edition)

MAY 2018 Lunch hour fire at a Subway restaurant EVANSTON, IL (May 19, 2018) – A lunch hour fire that resulted in heavy smoke billowing from the front of a Subway brought firefighters to the scene on Saturday afternoon. The Evanston Fire Department arrived at the restaurant, located in a strip mall, to find...
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