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HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have joined its all-volunteer Board of Directors. Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of NFFF, and Chief Kevin Quinn, chairman of NVFC, will represent the groups on the Board. “Our Board of Directors...
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Call for Nominations: “Bringing Safety Home” Award

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative are teaming up with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to present a national award that recognizes the outstanding local efforts of a fire chief who has worked to increase the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems...
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Fire Sprinkler Advocate George Michehl (Buffalo Grove) Retires

Deputy Fire Marshal George Michehl retired in August after nine years with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. Prior to joining the department, Michehl spent over 28 years with the Glenview Fire Department (and Glenbrook Fire Protection District). In addition to educating his local community with educational materials and side-by-side demonstrations, Michehl had been a...
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Palatine Rural Firehouse Now Fully Protected by Fire Sprinklers

When the 14,000-square foot Palatine Rural Fire Protection District’s firehouse was built in 1999, it only featured fire sprinklers in the basement where a training room, workout room and storage area are located. The first floor of the firehouse, which includes a large three-apparatus bay, offices, and sleeping/living quarters for seven personnel, stood unprotected...
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Center for Public Safety Excellence Now Accredits Fire Sprinkler Installers

Recognizing the importance of fire sprinklers as a means to significantly reduce deaths and the costs of residential fires, the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Board of Directors approved plans to offer a new accreditation program for installers of residential fire sprinkler systems on June 21, 2013. Modeled on the accreditation model of...
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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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Sprinklering America: We Can, We Should, and We Must

In May, the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Academy (NFA) held the 24th annual Graduate Symposium for the Executive Fire Office Program at the NFA in Emmittsburg, Maryland. This year’s theme for the approximately 180 NFA alumni in attendance was “Sprinklering America: We Can, We Should, and We Must,” providing an emphasis on...
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Palatine Rural FPD’s Clemmensen Installed as IAFC President and Chairman of the Board

At the Fire-Rescue International (FRI) conference in Denver, Colorado, in early August, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) installed Hank Clemmensen, fire chief of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District since 2001, as IAFC president and chairman of the board for 2012-2013. According to the IAFC: As president and chairman of the board,...
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Hoffman Estates Chief Gorvett Remains Strong Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers

When Fire Chief Robert Gorvett and others from the Hoffman Estates Fire Department first began advocating for residential fire sprinklers within the Village boundaries in 1999, they were met with some opposition. As single-family homes and townhomes were being built on the west side of town, property developers were opposing all proposals for fire...
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Local Fire Marshal George Michehl & Fire Chief Hank Clemmensen Shine in National Spotlight at FRI

In late August, over 14,000 members of the fire and emergency service converged upon the annual Fire-Rescue International (FRI) show in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to the hundreds of exhibits and educational sessions, various awards were announced to recognize outstanding members of the fire service. Local fire marshal from the Buffalo Grove Fire Department...
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Local Fire Chief to Serve as President of International Association of Fire Chiefs

Effective in August 2012, Hank Clemmensen, current fire chief of the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District, will serve a one-year term as president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), representing nearly 14,000 members. The appointment is part of a four-year commitment that Clemmensen has made to IAFC where he is currently finishing...
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IAFC Supports Fire Sprinkler Retrofits in Existing High-Rises

In November 2010, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) – Fire and Life Safety Section passed a position statement titled “Fire Sprinkler Retrofit in Existing High-Rise Buildings.” IAFC’s position advocates for fire safety of condominium/apartment dwellers and business owners in high-rises, as well as responding firefighters. In Illinois, the NFPA Life Safety Code...
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