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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...
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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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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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Vernon Hills Upgrades Codes to Include Residential Fire Sprinklers, Protecting Both Residents & Firefighters from Fire

On October 16, the Village Board in Vernon Hills, Illinois, updated the Village’s fire and building codes to include fire sprinkler protection in new construction one- and two-family homes effective 30 days from adoption. The update, which coincidentally occurred during Fire Prevention Month, makes Vernon Hills the 82nd jurisdiction in Illinois to require home...
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Fire Departments Utilizing Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations for Fire Prevention Week Activities

This year, Fire Prevention Week (FPW), runs from Sunday, October 9, to Saturday, October 15. In line with the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) theme for this year’s FPW, “Protect Your Family from Fire,” fire departments across the nation will be visiting schools and hosting events to discuss the dangers of fire and how...
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Borrow the Two Available Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Trailers

The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association and Northern Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, provide two demo trailers for use by Fire Services, Fire Brigades, and Public Information Officials. Sprinkler are provided by donations from the manufacturers. You supply the tow vehicle with a Class III...
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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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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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Successful Activations (Summer 2011 Edition)

Successful Activations (Summer 2011 Edition)

July 2011 World Hyundai Matteson Fire Department A mechanic was draining fuel from a car in the service area of the car dealer when the container overflowed and the fuel found an ignition source. The fire started under the car and quickly grew to activate a single fire sprinkler. The fire sprinkler held the...
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Another Successful Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in the Books

On June 3, the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association (IFIA) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) hosted their ninth residential fire sprinkler summit in the last 10 years. This year’s summit was made possible by joining efforts with a FEMA grant-funded class and program from the National Association of State Fire Marshals...
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