Posts Tagged ‘ fire sprinkler incentive act ’

Chicago Tribune Editorial Response: Chicago Life Safety Evaluation Compliance in Residential High-Rises

Responses to Chicago Tribune editorial on Feb. 12: Unfortunately, Chicago has a long history of tragic fires, and the attempt at making high-rise buildings safer has a drawn-out history of its own. Almost 10 years ago, former Mayor Daley and the city council passed a high-rise fire safety ordinance, but there have been no...
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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago City Council Must Encourage Congressional Delegation to Pass Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act to Benefit High-Rises

For the hundreds of high-rises in Chicago that have yet to comply with the city’s Life Safety Evaluation (LSE), help may be on the way from the federal government. Fire sprinklers are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods to help buildings to pass the LSE and now they could be an even...
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Bill Introduced to Senate Could Benefit Chicago High-Rise Owners and Residents

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) of 2013, legislation that strengthens tax incentives for building owners to retrofit their buildings with fire sprinklers that can save lives and countless dollars in property loss from fires. If passed, this legislation is good news for...
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10th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire and Status of Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act

A Joint Statement from the following organizations: American Fire Sprinkler Association Common Voices Congressional Fire Services Institute Fire Team USA International Association of Arson Investigators International Association of Fire Chiefs International Code Council International Fire Service Training Association International Society of Fire Service Instructors National Association of State Fire Marshals National Fallen Firefighters Foundation...
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State & National Legislators Witness Dramatic Displays of Fire Protection at Illinois Fire Service “Home Day”

In mid-June, over 100 leaders of the Illinois fire service converged upon Wheeling, Illinois, for Illinois Fire Service Home Day, an annual fire service event that showcases emergency response equipment and fire protection efforts. Hosted by the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association of Illinois at the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Readiness Center, the...
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Illinois Fire Service Delegation Visits D.C.

Members from the Illinois fire service converged upon Washington, D.C. in April to attend the Congressional Fire Services Institute dinner. While there, Illinois fire service members met and lobbied with key officials to discuss legislation, including the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. Among those officials the Illinois fire service met with were U.S. Senators Dick...
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Illinois Congressman Pushing Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act in U.S. Congress

Fire sprinklers provide many life- and property-saving benefits that cannot be denied, however, still many older multi-unit residential and commercial buildings do not have fire sprinkler protection. This largely occurs because jurisdictions that introduce new fire sprinkler requirements often grandfather in older structures that were built before fire sprinklers were required. Although it saves...
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