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Lake Zurich Fire & Rescue Educates High School Students About Fire Sprinklers

Over the course of two days toward the end of the 2015-2016 school year, Lake Zurich Fire & Rescue officials educated about 300 Lake Zurich High School sophomores about fire sprinklers and showed them live demonstrations in a fire sprinkler demonstration trailer.
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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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Successful Activations (Spring/Summer 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   August 2015   Stevenson Hall (Eastern Illinois University) Charleston Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the dormitory quickly doused a fire that began due to the unattended burning of incense in a closet in a fifth-floor room....
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Illinois Fire and Building Officials Meet to Strengthen Commitment to Home Fire Sprinkler Protection

Nearly 26 years since the Village of Long Grove enacted fire sprinkler requirements for new construction homes, Illinois now has 92 communities with such requirements. Many of those communities’ officials attended a special meeting at Lewis University’s Oak Brook campus this February. Local fire and building officials discussed their home fire sprinkler requirements and...
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Successful Activations (August/September 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (August/September 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   September 2013   Emeritus at Burr Ridge Tri-State Fire Protection District The fire sprinkler system in the nursing home/assisted living center contained a fire caused by a resident trying to dry clothes in a microwave. Fire crews arrived...
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Fire Sprinkler Advocates Wilcox (Park Forest) & Trayling (Lake Zurich) Retire

On March 29, two leading advocates of home fire sprinkler protection in Illinois, Park Forest Fire Chief Robert Wilcox and Lake Zurich Assistant Fire Marshal Guy Trayling, retired and left behind their legacies within the Illinois fire service. Both leave safer communities behind due to their dedication to provide residents with the best home fire...
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Successful Activations (February 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (February 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   February 2013   Warehouse Des Plaines Fire Department Two fire sprinklers held a fire in check that began in a shelving area in the warehouse, which contains multiple business in on two floors and a basement. Damage was...
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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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Successful Activations (Fall 2012 Edition)

Successful Activations (Fall 2012 Edition)

  Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activation.   September 2012   Roosevelt School Apartments Decatur Fire Department Fire sprinklers contained and extinguished a fire that began in a first-floor apartment unit when food was left cooking on the stove too long. No injuries were reported....
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Successful Activations (Summer 2012 Edition)

Successful Activations (Summer 2012 Edition)

  Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activation.   May 2012   Shannon Court Apartments Streamwood Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in a fourth-floor apartment unit extinguished a couch fire that was caused by a candle that was too close to the couch. No one...
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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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Successful Activations (Summer 2011 Edition)

Successful Activations (Summer 2011 Edition)

July 2011 World Hyundai Matteson Fire Department A mechanic was draining fuel from a car in the service area of the car dealer when the container overflowed and the fuel found an ignition source. The fire started under the car and quickly grew to activate a single fire sprinkler. The fire sprinkler held the...
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