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Successful Activations (Summer 2017 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.


July 2017


Apartment Building
Spring Valley Fire Department

The fire sprinkler system in the eight-story Bureau County Housing Authority apartment building put out a third-floor bedroom fire before fire crews arrived on scene.

News Tribune


Plastic Manufacturing Plant
Libertyville Fire Department

A single fire sprinkler controlled a fire that involved a plastic injection molding machine in the manufacturing facility that makes plastic pallets and garbage cans. Fire crews used a single handline to finish extinguishment. Fire damage was contained to the machine.

Ken Komers, Assistant Fire Chief,
Libertyville Fire Department


June 2017


Commercial Building
Naperville Fire Department

Four fire sprinklers extinguished an accidental electrical fire in a commercial building. All occupants safely escaped.

“The Naperville Fire Department credits the presence of automatic fire sprinklers and the buildings fire alarm system for the quick notification and extinguishment of the fire. These systems played a significant role in the positive outcome and minimal disruption of business.”

Naperville Fire Department news release


Dearhaven Child Care & Learning Center
Lake Forest Fire Department

One fire sprinkler contained and extinguished a fire that originated with a cardboard box in a first-floor kitchenette area of the daycare facility. All children and staff safely escaped. Damage was limited to only $5,000.

Mike Gallo, Administrative Battalion Chief,
Lake Forest Fire Department


Victory Centre Supportive Living
Countryside Fire Protection District

A single fire sprinkler controlled and confined a dryer fire in a fifth-floor laundry room at the five-story senior living facility in Vernon Hills. No injuries were reported.

Fire Chief Steingart  stated that “quick and decisive actions by the Victory Centre staff, as well as the emergency response and the fire sprinkler controlling the fire, clearly averted a potential tragedy.”

Countryside Fire Protection District news release


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