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2017 – Issue 1 – Spring

Are You a Built For Life Fire Department?

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Please take advantage of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s free Built For Life Fire Department program, which features FEMA-grant supported educational materials and programs to help your fire department public education efforts. Click photo to get full PDF document.
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March is Almost Done. Have You Started Fire Sprinkler Testing?

Visit the NIFSAB booth at the IFIA Combined Conference at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria from March 22-24 to obtain the latest information on fire sprinkler testing as called out in the ICC and NFPA codes, which refer to NFPA 25.  
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Alsip Fire Chief Tom Styczynski Recognized for Fire Safety Advocacy Efforts


On the evening of March 9, Alsip Fire Chief Tom Styczynski received a special recognition award for his continued efforts to save lives and property by educating the public about the benefits of fire sprinkler protection. The nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler...
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Adopt Latest Codes and Fire Sprinkler Testing Program to Avoid Economically Devastating Fires


  Fires can be economically devastating to your community. Make sure your community is fire-safe with the latest fire and building codes and a well-executed fire sprinkler inspection, testing and maintenance program.  
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Reporter Phil Rogers Investigates High-Rise Fire Safety Compliance


Through his reporting, NBC 5 Chicago Investigative Reporter Phil Rogers has long been an advocate of fire safety in Chicago high-rises. His most recent report on February 15, 2017, follows up on compliance with the city’s high-rise fire safety measures 14 years after the fatal Cook County Administration Building fire. Following that fire, the...
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Implement a Fire Sprinkler Testing Program in the New Year


Are you ready to begin fire sprinkler testing in January 2017. Ensure code and ISO compliance by sending notices to building owners. A third-party inspection company can help you carry out your fire sprinkler testing program.  
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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Continues to Expand Programs & Support


Many fire-safety-conscious people in Illinois recognize the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) as the organization that runs the annual Camp “I Am Me,” which is a week-long summer camp for burn-injured children. However, the IFSA offers many more programs, education and support in regard to fire safety and burn prevention. In the last few...
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Countryside Fire Protection District Offers Sprinkler Education to Thousands of Students

Countryside FPD uses a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer to educate school-aged children about fire sprinklers.

This article is featured in NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog: Countryside Fire Protection District has supported fire and life safety education since its 1959 inception. Its mission has helped instilled this practice: “The District dedicates its activities to the preservation of human life and the conservation of property. To this end, the District invests...
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New Lenox Fire Protection District Appoints Dan Turner as Deputy Chief

New Lenox Fire Protection District Appoints Dan Turner as Deputy Chief

Article courtesy of a New Lenox Fire Protection District news release: On January 16th, the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) held a swearing in ceremony during its Board of Trustees meeting to appoint a new deputy chief and promote a fire inspector to fire marshal. Dan Turner was previously fire marshal in New...
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Successful Activations (Spring 2017 Edition)


Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   March 2017   The Foundry Aurora Fire Department A single fire sprinkler in the restaurant/bar fully extinguished a fire on the cooking surface in the kitchen. There was only an estimated $10,000 in damage and no injuries were...
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