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As School Year Approaches, Fire Groups Host Demonstration and Remind College Students to Check Housing for Fire Sprinklers

As School Year Approaches, Fire Groups Host Demonstration and Remind College Students to Check Housing for Fire Sprinklers

With the school year fast approaching, the Downers Grove Fire Department and nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) recently conducted a fire demonstration in a Midwestern University dormitory to emphasize the importance of fire sprinklers in college housing. The fire sprinkler demonstration was one of many evolutions of fire training completed by...
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Illinois Fire Inspectors Recognize EIU for Completing Fire Sprinkler Retrofits in Residence Halls

At the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association‘s (IFIA) annual luncheon/meeting during Fire Prevention Week, the IFIA awarded Eastern Illinois University (EIU) with a Corporate Award for its proactive completion of fire sprinkler retrofits in the university’s residence halls. The IFIA’s award recognizes emergency personnel, children, young adults, adults and corporations who have greatly enhanced or...
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Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Protect College Students from Fires by Requiring Fire Sprinklers in Illinois Dormitories

While September is officially recognized as National Campus Fire Safety Month, many college students in Illinois are already making the move back to their dormitories in August. On August 6, at the Chicago Fire Prevention Bureau, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB4757, a bill requiring fire sprinkler protection in on-campus dormitories at public and...
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Campus Fire Safety Month Highlights Fire Sprinkler Retrofits in Illinois

The month of September has been recognized as “National Campus Fire Safety Month” since 2005. Colleges and universities across the nation hold educational sessions and demonstrations to inform students what they can do to ensure that they do not become victims of preventable fires. Governors across the nation sign proclamations annually and the U.S....
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ISU Fraternity House Fire Highlights Statewide Retrofit Legislation

On April 20, fire ripped through Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house at Illinois State University. All occupants escaped unharmed, however, the house was destroyed and approximately 24 students had to be relocated to on-campus residence halls. The house was not protected with fire sprinklers, however, it was slated to have fire sprinkler installed in...
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