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Fire Prevention Week 2018

ARE YOU READY FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK? October 7 – 13, 2018 Include a live side-by-side fire sprinkler demonstration as the grand finale! The following public messages can be utilized: Call 9-1-1 for emergencies Use of an escape plan and meeting place The importance of smoke alarms The speed of flashover The quick response...
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Recap: Fire Prevention Week

Recap: Fire Prevention Week

Below are video and photos from around northern Illinois during Fire Prevention Week 2016: ABOVE: Side-by-side at Plainfield Fire Protection District ABOVE: Side-by-side at Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills) ABOVE: Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Fire Prevention Week Luncheon in Woodridge
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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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VIDEO: Protect Your Family with Home Fire Sprinklers

As national Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – 15) nears and fire departments prepare their public education activities for the weeklong event, a newly released video aims to educate homeowners about the dangers of fires in today’s homes as well as the benefits of home fire sprinklers. The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a nonprofit...
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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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Register for 75th Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

Register for 75th Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

Hundreds of members from the fire service will be in attendance at the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s 75th annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon. The 2015 event is scheduled on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge, Illinois. The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a presenting sponsor of the event. The Fire...
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500 Fire Service Personnel Attend Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

500 Fire Service Personnel Attend Fire Prevention Week Luncheon

On October 9, 2014, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance hosted the 73rd Annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon to highlight and honor leaders in fire safety and burn prevention in Illinois. More than 500 fire service personnel from around the state attended the event, which coincides with Fire Prevention Week. Various awards were presented to...
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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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October 9: Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Fire Prevention Week Awards Luncheon

Attend the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance‘s (IFSA) Fire Prevention Week awards luncheon from 10am-1:30pm on October 9 at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge. Members of the fire service from throughout the state and other fire safety advocates will be in attendance. Keynote speaker John Raymond, survivor of the Our Lady of the Angels school...
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NIFSAB’s Tom Lia Now Blogging for NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), is now a contributing blogger for the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative. Lia will regularly post about the challenges and successes he experiences in Illinois. Here’s an excerpt of Tom’s first blog post: When I left the Orland Fire Protection District to...
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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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Home Fire Fatality Occurs in Illinois’ Capital City During Fire Prevention Week

“Whenever a fire fatality occurs, it is a sad event, however, it is even more tragic when a home fire fatality occurs during national Fire Prevention Week,” says Tom Lia, executive director for the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB). Lia is referring to an early morning fire that occurred on October...
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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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Illinois Fire Departments Take Advantage of Home Fire Sprinkler Education Stipends

As part of a grant funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has been awarding $1,000 stipends to fire departments nationwide that are members of its free BUILT FOR LIFE Fire Department (BFLFD) program. The stipends are intended to boost fire department’s home fire sprinkler education efforts...
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State Rep. Pritchard Recognized by Illinois Fire Service for Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

Surrounded by fire safety officials from across the state, Representative Robert Pritchard (R-Hinckley) of the 70th House District was recently presented an award for his dedication to the fire service and fire sprinkler advocacy at the Illinois Fire Inspector Association’s (IFIA) annual Fire Prevention Week Awards Luncheon. “Representative Pritchard has been a strong advocate...
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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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