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January Fire Fatality Proves That Thousands of Chicago Residents Are Not Safe From High-Rise Fires

January Fire Fatality Proves That Thousands of Chicago Residents Are Not Safe From High-Rise Fires

According to the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), the high-rise fire that killed one resident and injured nine others including two firefighters on January 8, 2012, calls into question the effectiveness of the City of Chicago’s 2004 high-rise fire safety ordinance. It requires all residential high-rise buildings built prior to 1975 that...
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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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Successful Activations (Spring 2011 Edition)

Successful Activations  (Spring 2011 Edition)

March 2011 Columbus Manor Residential Care Home Chicago Fire Department Fire sprinklers kept numerous fires in check until fire crews arrived at the nursing home, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. Arson is suspected with the fires having been set in different locations of the building at the same time. Only one...
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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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