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Successful Activations (Fall/Winter 2016 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   December 2016   The Mather (High-Rise) Evanston Fire Department A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire after a stovetop burner was left on and ignited nearby boxes of food in a residence the 10-story senior living facility. According...
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Successful Activations (Fall/Winter 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   October 2015   The Buckingham High-Rise Chicago Fire Department One fire sprinkler controlled a kitchen fire in a unit of the 22-story, off-campus high-rise for students. Unnamed source   Kroger Bloomington Fire Department The fire sprinkler system put...
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Successful Activations (Spring/Summer 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   August 2015   Stevenson Hall (Eastern Illinois University) Charleston Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the dormitory quickly doused a fire that began due to the unattended burning of incense in a closet in a fifth-floor room....
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Fire Sprinkler Controls Fire at Skilled Nursing Facility in Des Plaines, Proving Value of Federal Rule

On February 19, a single fire sprinkler controlled a mattress fire at Ballard Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility at 9300 Ballard Road in Des Plaines, until North Maine Fire Protection District crews provided final extinguishment. The fire sprinkler system contained the fire to a single room on the second floor and prevented major damage...
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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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Successful Activations (June/July 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (June/July 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   May 2013   College Station Apartments Normal Fire Department The automatic fire sprinkler system in the apartment building extinguished a stovetop fire. The fire began when oil being heated in a pan ignited and the resident attempted to...
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Successful Activations (March 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (March 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   March 2013   Lincoln at River Run Bolingbrook Fire Department One sprinkler controlled a kitchen fire in a single unit of the apartment building. Valley Fire Protection Systems   Nursing Home Chicago Fire Department Fire sprinklers contained and...
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Successful Activations (February 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (February 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   February 2013   Warehouse Des Plaines Fire Department Two fire sprinklers held a fire in check that began in a shelving area in the warehouse, which contains multiple business in on two floors and a basement. Damage was...
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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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When Des Plaines Schools Are Out For Summer, Fire Sprinklers Are In

Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 has deep-rooted history in its buildings. The earliest constructed building, South, was built over three-quarters of a century ago in 1934 during the Great Depression. As the population in the area grew over the next three decades, 10 additional educational facilities were built: Orchard Place, North, Algonquin,...
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