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2016 – Issue 2 – Summer

VIDEO: Protect Your Family with Home Fire Sprinklers


As national Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – 15) nears and fire departments prepare their public education activities for the weeklong event, a newly released video aims to educate homeowners about the dangers of fires in today’s homes as well as the benefits of home fire sprinklers. The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a nonprofit...
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Winnetka Works with Property Owners to Update Fire Sprinkler Ordinance, Promote Economic Development


Property owners of older buildings in Winnetka have a new incentive to install fire sprinklers in their buildings. In an effort to work with building owners and encourage economic development, the village created a rebate program for older buildings that must retrofit fire sprinklers when there is a change of occupancy use. The program...
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Plainfield Fire Officials Discusses Residential Fire Sprinklers with Joliet Radio Station


Leading up to the 4th of July, Plainfield Fire Inspector Mary Kay Ludemann was interviewed on WJOL-AM in Joliet to discuss fire safety in regard to fireworks. In the latter half of the segment, she also discussed the higher dangers of fires in today’s homes and the importance of residential fire sprinklers. Visit this...
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Successful Activations (Summer 2016 Edition)


Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   September 2016   Extended Stay America Gurnee Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the hotel extinguished a trash can fire in a third-floor room. A small dog was found safe and no person was present in the...
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Mobile App Benefits Fire Sprinkler Advocates


The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition (IFSC) has developed a mobile app to educate the public and elected officials on home fire sprinklers. And the organization would like your feedback. While in its infancy stage, the app is a resource for fire sprinkler information for all sprinkler advocates. You’ll find information about: NFPA 13D Plans...
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Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Raises $80,000 for Burn Survivor Programs

Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Raises $80,000 for Burn Survivor Programs

At the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 21st Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational on June 7, $80,000 was raised for burn survivors. One hundred and twenty-eight golfers participated in the event, which was held at an exciting and beautiful new location, Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville. Money raised from the event was donated to...
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Protecting a Veteran with Fire Sprinklers


“When your life is altered completely and normal is no longer a word that applies to you, it can be a totally life-changing incident,” said Air Force Captain Anthony Simone, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a rescue helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010. He gave those words during a May ceremony in...
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Fire Officials Educate Springfield Legislators


On April 13, fire officials from throughout Illinois traveled to Springfield for Fire Service Legislative Day. They talked with state legislators about important issues regarding the fire service and fire safety. Even fire sprinklers were an important topic as many legislators visited a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer outside the Capitol. A total of 35...
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Lake Zurich Fire & Rescue Educates High School Students About Fire Sprinklers


Over the course of two days toward the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Lake Zurich Fire & Rescue officials educated about 300 Lake Zurich High School sophomores about fire sprinklers and showed them live demonstrations in a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer.
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