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Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition Regroups, Hosts Summit at NFPA Conference & Expo

Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition Regroups, Hosts Summit at NFPA Conference & Expo

In 2013, former National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz and Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) Executive Director Tom Lia joined together with Bob Tinucci, then-chief of the Roselle Fire Department, to establish the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition (IFSC). The group expanded the informal work that previously was being done...
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Bob Buhs Retires from Illinois Fire Chiefs Association

After 11 years of serving as the executive director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA), Bob Buhs stepped down from his position effective August 1. Buhs has served on the organization since 1988 having held various executive board positions including two years as president of the board. “Former IFCA Executive Director Jerry Burke...
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Roselle Fire Department Demonstrates Fire Sprinklers in Home Fire Structure Burn

On March 14, the Roselle Fire Department, with assistance from Bloomingdale Fire Protection District and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), conducted an educational home fire sprinkler demonstration in a home acquired for structure burns for fire training. Simulated candle fires were set in two rooms of the home, which were similarly...
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Fire-Safe Communities Recognized at Illinois Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium

On March 6, at the Illinois NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium in Addison, several communities in Illinois were honored for making themselves fire-safe communities for residents and firefighters alike by passing fire sprinkler ordinances for new construction homes in 2012. They are representative of 88 jurisdictions in Illinois to have such an ordinance....
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Retired Fire Chief Grupp Recognized as Guest of Honor at Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium

On March 6, home fire sprinkler advocate and retired fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, Dave Grupp, was featured as the guest of honor at the Illinois NFPA 13D Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium. Twenty-five years ago, Grupp helped the Village of Long Grove pass the first NFPA 13D home fire sprinkler ordinance...
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Illinois Fire Service Recognizes Chicago Officials for Daley Center Fire Sprinkler Retrofit

On November 13, the Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC), which is headed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as chairman and manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago, received the Excellence in Public Safety Award from the Illinois Fire Services Association (IFSA), an umbrella organization comprised of fire service organizations from across...
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Governor and Legislators View Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations at Illinois State Fair

At the Illinois State Fair in mid-August, Governor Pat Quinn and 25 other State Representatives and Senators visited a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer to witness fire sprinkler activations first-hand. After witnessing the live fire sprinkler demonstration, Governor Quinn stated, “We want fire sprinklers throughout the State of Illinois.” The fire sprinkler demonstrations were conducted...
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HFSC and Local Organizations Donate Fire Sprinklers to Paralyzed Homeowner

As part of a State Farm-funded grant program, the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) donated a residential fire sprinkler system to the residents of a home in the Brookmeadow Estates subdivision in Frankfort, Illinois. Owner of the home and former Wisconsin pipefitter by trade, Dan Turner, is paralyzed from the chest down and...
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Robert Buhs Receives NFSA’s Wayne Luecht Memorial Award

On June 20, the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA-IL) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board honored Robert Buhs, executive director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, with its 11th annual Wayne Luecht Memorial Award. In memory of fallen firefighter Wayne Luecht, fire marshal from the Northbrook Fire Department,...
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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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Register for Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit on June 3

Register today for the Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit held on Friday, June 3rd, at Medinah Banquets in Addison, Illinois. Registration fee is $20 and must be accompanied by the registration form.
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Fire Service Organizations to Host Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit in Illinois

The Illinois Fire Inspectors Association is hosting a Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. The conference will be held in Addison, Illinois, at Medinah Banquets. Speakers from Tyco and the Fire Sprinkler Academy will be in attendance. Registration is $20 per person.
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Apply for Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Scholarship Competition

Fire service members need to apply through the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association website by March 15 to be eligible.
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