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Thousands Attend Illinois Fire Prevention Month Open Houses & Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations

Thousands Attend Illinois Fire Prevention Month Open Houses & Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations

  During Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10, 2015) and Fire Prevention Month, fire departments throughout Illinois hosted open houses, with many performing live fire sprinkler demonstrations. Thousands of Illinois residents were able to see actual fires in house-like settings, feel the heat, and see the difference fire sprinklers make in controlling or extinguishing fires....
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Clarendon Hills Fire Chief Leahy Receives National Award for Home Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition awarded Fire Chief Brian Leahy from the Clarendon Hills  (Illinois) Fire Department with the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award, presented at the Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit on October 13th in Phoenix, Arizona. The award recognizes fire service members and...
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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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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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Builder Installs Fire Sprinklers in His Family’s New Home

When custom homebuilder Bill McNaughton chose to build his family’s new 3,800+-square-foot custom home in Western Springs, it was a “no-brainer” for him to install a fire sprinkler system for peace of mind and the life-safety benefits it provides in case of a fire. He wanted to be sure that his wife, Jennifer, and...
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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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Palatine Rural Firehouse Now Fully Protected by Fire Sprinklers

When the 14,000-square foot Palatine Rural Fire Protection District’s firehouse was built in 1999, it only featured fire sprinklers in the basement where a training room, workout room and storage area are located. The first floor of the firehouse, which includes a large three-apparatus bay, offices, and sleeping/living quarters for seven personnel, stood unprotected...
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One Month Is All It Takes for Clarendon Hills Firehouse To Be Retrofitted with Fire Sprinklers

When Clarendon Hills Fire Chief Brian Leahy and Fire Prevention Officer David Godek decided it was time to retrofit their fire station with fire sprinklers and set an example of fire safety within the community, they applied for a Fire Act grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help fund the project....
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During National Fire Prevention Week, Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations Boost Educational Focus for Many Illinois Fire Departments

From October 7-13, fire departments across Illinois and the nation will host open houses and fire safety events as part of their national Fire Prevention Week (FPW) activities. Education and prevention are essential because nine out of every 10 structure fire deaths occur in the home. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection...
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Hinsdale Fire Department Transforms Home for Fire Sprinkler Demonstration

On May 17, the Hinsdale Fire Department hosted a public demonstration that displayed the effectiveness of fire sprinklers in battling a staged interior fire in an actual home in Hinsdale. With the vacant house scheduled for demolition to make way for a new house, the new owner of the property, Donald Mershon, offered the...
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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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