2019 – Issue 2

NIFSAB is Proud to Announce A New Educational & Research Foundation Scholarship in Honor of John Viniello

                  ORLAND PARK, IL (APRIL 2, 2019) – The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) is proud to announce a new IFCA Educational and Research Foundation Scholarship for both Fire Inspector I or Fire Inspector II in the name of John Viniello, former president of...
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Donated Standpipe Valves Will Be Used at 100 Chicago Fire Stations for Training

More than 100 donated standpipe valves were on display during a presentation at the Chicago Fire Department Quinn Fire Academy. Officers and instructors gathered at the academy to thank members of the fire sprinkler industry for the donation. The threaded standpipes with swivel attachment/fittings will be used on each of 100 Chicago fire station...
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Ask Your Legislators To Support (S.803) to Allow Businesses To Immediately Deduct the Full Cost of Fire Sprinkler Retrofits

Ask Your Legislators To Support (S.803) to Allow Businesses To Immediately Deduct the Full Cost of Fire Sprinkler Retrofits

Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) introduced legislation (S. 803) to fix a provision in the 2017 tax-cut law that will allow business owners to receive immediate tax benefits when they retrofit their buildings with fire sprinklers. Before the law’s enactment, fire sprinkler retrofits in commercial buildings would be written off over...
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Rock Island First of Four Towns Recognized as Five-Star Fire Safe Communities

Rock Island First of Four Towns Recognized as Five-Star Fire Safe Communities

    ORLAND PARK, IL (March 13, 2019) – The city of Rock Island is the first to be recognized as a Five-Star Fire Safe Community, a new program introduced by the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition (IFSC). The organization has recognized more than 100 communities in Illinois as fire safe communities for their upgraded codes...
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Successful Activations (Spring Edition 2019)

Successful Activations (Spring Edition 2019)

MAY 2019 Fire Sprinkler Prevents Fire From Spreading at Assisted Living Facility in Peoria PEORIA, IL (May 9, 2019) – On Thursday, May 9, 2019 an early morning fire activated a fire sprinkler in a room at the Courtyard Estates assisted-living facility on Western Avenue in Peoria. According to Tony Ardis, Assistant Fire Chief,...
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