2018 – Issue 4 – Fall

Ford City Furniture Store Fire – 20 Fire Sprinklers Saved Building

Chicago, IL (November 23, 2018) – Black Friday Fire at Furniture Store in Ford City Mike Willis a Local 281 Fire Sprinkler fitter said this fire was the “Biggest one I’ve been on. 20 heads fused. 2 separate fire areas. Changed out 20 fire sprinklers tonight to get them back in service. Clean up...
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WGN Radio’s Lou Manfredini Interviews Bryan LaRoche from Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

WGN Radio’s Lou Manfredini Interviews Bryan LaRoche from Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

On Saturday, November 17 at 8:35 a.m., Bryan LaRoche, Director of Training with Sprinkler Fitters Union 281, was featured on the Lou Manfredini HouseSmarts Radio Show on WGN 720AM. Listen to the 8-minute interview below.    
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2018 – Thanksgiving Save at Orland Park Patio Restaurant Fire

Two Fire Sprinklers Saved the Patio from Major Damage November 22, 2018 Orland Park – According to the Orland Fire Protection District, early Thanksgiving morning a fire was subdued by two fire sprinklers and then the brave firefighters of the Fire Protection District finished the job.  According to Fire Chief Michael Schofield “The Sprinkler...
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Fire Departments Teach about Fire Prevention by Setting Fires

Fire Departments Teach about Fire Prevention by Setting Fires

Orland Park, IL (October 2, 2018) – The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) is assisting local fire departments in conducting live burn demonstrations to educate the public about how quickly fires can become deadly, as well as the important life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. The demonstrations provide a side-by-side comparison...
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Fire Prevention Week 2018

ARE YOU READY FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK? October 7 – 13, 2018 Include a live side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration as the grand finale! The following public messages can be utilized: Call 9-1-1 for emergencies Use of an escape plan and meeting place The importance of smoke alarms The speed of flashover The quick response...
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Successful Activations (Fall 2018 Edition)

Successful Activations (Fall 2018 Edition)

NOVEMBER 2018 Sprinklers save billions of dollars in product from going up in flames CHICAGO, IL (November 23, 2018) —A fire broke out in a large furniture warehouse in the Ford City neighborhood of Chicago during the early hours of Black Friday. Fire crews responded to United Furniture and discovered several couches on fire....
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