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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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Fire Departments Set Fires to Educate Public About Preventing Fires During Fire Prevention Month

During national Fire Prevention Week (October 9-15) and Fire Prevention Month, many fire departments throughout Illinois will be taking a different approach to public fire prevention education by actually setting fires. They will set the fires as demonstrations designed to educate the public about the important life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers. These...
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Illinois Fire Service to Set Fires, Creating Awareness for Fire Prevention Month

Although firefighters are often tasked with extinguishing fires, during the month of October members of the Illinois fire service will be starting fires to correspond with national Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10) and Fire Prevention Month. In order to educate the public about the important life- and property-saving benefits of fire sprinklers, numerous Illinois...
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NIFSAB Educates Insurance Agents About Fire Sprinklers

NIFSAB Educates Insurance Agents About Fire Sprinklers

On May 20, 2015, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) participated in a ServPro-hosted event at Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 and the Alsip Fire Department to educate well over 100 local insurance agents about fire sprinklers. In addition to a class that was taught, various fire demonstrations were performed to educate the...
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Chicago Firefighter Doubles as Homebuilder Who Embraces Fire Sprinklers

One might expect to find Chicago Firefighter Kevin Fitzpatrick fighting fires on the roofs of residences, but he’s also been seen installing fire-treated plywood on the roofs of new homes. As owner of Wilmot Builders, Fitzpatrick recently assisted with the build of a new, sprinkler-protected home for his parents, John and Lynn Fitzpatrick, in...
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Research: Today’s Homes Burning Faster

Research: Today’s Homes Burning Faster

The latest fire tests and research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) indicate that home fires are burning faster and hotter than fires of the past — a growing issue for responding firefighters. While new homes have many advantages, they also present many unique fire hazards. According...
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Fires to be Set Throughout Chicagoland for Fire Prevention Week

During Fire Prevention Week, which extends from October 5-11, several Chicagoland fire departments are stepping up their education efforts with live fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations that will be open to the public. The demonstrations will showcase the tremendous speed of typical home fires and their potential for deadly destruction in relation to a...
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ALERT: Illinois Fire Service Predicts Severely Heightened Number of Fire Incidents Through October

Officials in the Illinois fire service are predicting a dramatic uptick in intentionally set fires in the state of Illinois through October, stating that the fires will be widespread through dozens of communities. Studies have been able to pinpoint the locations of where the fires will occur and even the dates on which they...
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Alsip Blood Drives Prove Successful for Illinois Fire Service

The Alsip Fire Department, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association recently organized two blood drives in Alsip as part of LifeSource’s “Everyday Heroes” program, which supports area fire departments. Blood drives were held on both January 14 and...
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WGN’s “Around Town” Segment Features Fire Sprinklers

On January 17, 2013, WGN-TV featured fire sprinklers on the “Around Town” portion of its morning news program. Numerous teasers spot and two full segments were dedicated to teaching the public about the difference between sprinklered and unsprinklered fires through the use of a live side-by-side demonstration and a live fire sprinkler trailer demonstration....
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Give Blood on Valentine’s Day to Show Love for the Fire Service

On February 14, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and the Alsip Fire Department will host a blood drive from 11am-6pm at the Sprinkler Fitters Hall. Support the fire service by giving blood. Sign up for an appointment using Sponsor Code 837E (or you can go before the event...
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January 14: Support the Fire Service – Give Blood

On January 14, the Alsip Fire Department and Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 will host a blood drive from 1-7pm at the Sprinkler Fitters Hall. Support the fire service by giving blood. Sign up for an appointment.  
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Alsip Promotes Fire Sprinklers at “National Night Out” Event

As part of the Village of Alsip’s “National Night Out” events outside City Hall on in early August, the Alsip Fire Department offered the public a variety of ways to learn about residential fire sprinklers. Not only was there a residential fire sprinkler display with hangtags explaining the system and its benefits, but also...
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Donated Standpipes Added to Frankfort Training Towers

Thanks to Dynamic Fire Protection and Ferguson Fire and Fabrication, two training towers at the Frankfort Fire Protection District Training Center are now equipped with standpipes. The training center located at 24420 S. LaGrange Road, is used for various levels of training by the Frankfort Fire Protection District, their cadet program and as an...
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Village of Alsip Welcomes First Fire Sprinklered Home

After passing an ordinance requiring the installation of fire sprinkler in all new construction one- and two-family homes, the Village of Alsip is now seeing the results of that ordinance — the first fire sprinkler protected home. The Alsip Fire Department pushed for a residential fire sprinkler ordinance in 2007, recognizing that fire sprinklers...
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Local Fire Departments Display New Home Sprinkler System Exhibits for Visitors

Countryside Fire Protection District,  Alsip Fire Department and New Lenox Fire Protection District have new permanent fixtures to show off at their fire stations — displays that show a behind-the-walls look at a residential fire sprinkler system that is installed according to NFPA 13D. In addition to showing the different types of fire sprinklers...
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Open House on May 25th: First Sprinklered Home in Alsip

Come see the first fire sprinkler-protected home in Alsip on Wednesday, May 25th. Download the flyer for more information.
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