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2010 – Fall

Peoria Home Fire Death Occurs One Week Ahead of Construction Commission’s Meeting on Home Fire Sprinklers

On the morning of June 11, a 54-year-old man died from a house fire in Peoria. The fatal fire occurred one week prior to the city’s Construction Commission meeting, which will be open for public comment on home fire sprinklers in the next building code update. The meeting is being held at City Hall...
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Become a Fan of NIFSAB on Facebook

If you enjoy reading the Fire Sprinkler Times to hear about the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board‘s (NIFSAB) latest news and events, you’ll also enjoy NIFSAB’s Facebook page. Connect with us socially through wall posts and join the conversations about fire sprinklers in Illinois. Also, we are able to post more pictures from...
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Governor Quinn Signs Legislation To Improve Fire Safety Throughout Illinois

On July 27, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law that requires fraternity and sorority housing in Illinois to install automatic fire sprinkler systems. Governor Quinn also highlighted a new law that requires housing units in Illinois to have a backup power supply for all smoke detectors that are wired to a building’s...
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Support Burn Survivors Through Chicago Marathon’s Team Phoenix

To my friends and business associates in the fire protection and suppression industry: I am asking for your support for both the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors and my daughter, Stephanie, in the Chicago Marathon. Last year, Stephanie completed her first-ever Chicago Marathon. It was a tough struggle for not only Stephanie, who completed...
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Berwyn Performs Fire Sprinkler Demonstration At National Night Out Event

Every year, tens of millions of people across the nation celebrate National Night Out, also known as “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” Now in its 27th year, the event is held locally in over 15,000 communities all across the nation. One of those model communities is Berwyn, Illinois, which produced the State of Illinois’...
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AFSA, NFSA, ICC & CPSE Sign Historical Agreement

More than 3,000 people in the U.S. lose their lives each year to fires and 84% of those who die do so in their homes. While smoke alarms provide an early warning signal of smoke or fire, fire sprinklers respond to fires while they are still small, controlling the spread of deadly heat, flames...
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HFSC’s Built For Life Fire Department Program Expands; Awards Stipends To Fire Departments Nationwide

Last year, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) launched the Built For Life Fire Department (BFLFD) program to help fire departments with their residential fire sprinkler education efforts, thanks to funding through a 2008 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program recognizes fire departments for their proactive outreach and gives them...
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College of DuPage Fire Science Program

A fire sprinkler/riser installation was demonstrated at the College of DuPage's Fire Science Program—the largest fire science program in the State of Illinois—by Coordinator Darryl Haeffner (left) and Instructor Paul Boecker (right), along with Dave Baron, technical expert from Cybor Fire Protection (center).
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Sprinkler Contractor Partners With Modular Home Manufacturer To Include Fire Sprinklers In List Of Options

Back in January of this year, sprinkler contractor F.E. Moran came to terms with modular home manufacturer Excel Homes to integrate residential fire sprinklers into homes from Excel. The homes, along with their fire sprinklers systems, are prefabricated offsite during the manufacturing process. F.E. Moran completes the installation of the systems and ensures their...
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Educate Local Officials About Fire Sprinklers With USFA’s Civilian Residential Fire Fatalities Update

For those fire officials who are seeking information that will help them with their goal to include residential fire sprinklers in their local codes, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) offers a regularly delivered e-mail alert on non-arson-related civilian fire fatalities. Subscribe to the e-mail alert. Then, sign up for the “Civilian Residential Fire...
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Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinances Flourishing This Year In Illinois

Already ahead of the pace in 2009, this year looks to be another successful one for communities passing NFPA 13D residential fire sprinkler ordinances. Earlier this year in January, we reported passage of the first downstate residential fire sprinkler ordinance in Normal and since then there has been a flood of others following suit....
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Wilmette Passes Fire Sprinkler Ordinance Due To Concerns With Lightweight Construction

Officials from Wilmette, Illinois, passed the village’s first residential fire sprinkler ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in all new homes that are being built with lightweight construction. With the passage of this ordinance, the Village of Wilmette becomes the 67th jurisdiction in Illinois to pass residential fire sprinkler legislation. Wilmette’s residential fire sprinkler ordinance is...
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Successful Activations (Fall 2010 Edition)

August 2010 KDM Carpentersville Fire Department A machine fire at the custom printing company was put out by the building’s fire sprinkler system before the fire department arrived. Northwest Herald July 2010 Lieberman Center Skokie Fire Department One fire sprinkler controlled and extinguished a fire in one of the nursing home’s bathrooms where an...
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