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Protecting a Veteran with Fire Sprinklers

“When your life is altered completely and normal is no longer a word that applies to you, it can be a totally life-changing incident,” said Air Force Captain Anthony Simone, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a rescue helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2010. He gave those words during a May ceremony in...
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New Lenox Fire Inspector Builds One of First Sprinklered Homes in Manhattan Fire Protection District

On May 8, firefighters and building and elected officials gathered at 24113 South Clover Court in unincorporated Manhattan to see one of the first fire sprinkler-protected homes in the Manhattan Fire Protection District. The nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) hosted an open house at the new home of New Lenox Fire...
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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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Elgin Becomes 83rd Jurisdiction in Illinois to Require Home Fire Sprinklers

On October 23, the City Council of Elgin voted in favor of adopting residential fire sprinkler requirements as part of the City’s code updates. Stemming from a compromise of the International Code Council‘s model 2012 International Residential Code, all new construction one- and two-family homes and townhouses that are to be annexed into Elgin...
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Vernon Hills Upgrades Codes to Include Residential Fire Sprinklers, Protecting Both Residents & Firefighters from Fire

On October 16, the Village Board in Vernon Hills, Illinois, updated the Village’s fire and building codes to include fire sprinkler protection in new construction one- and two-family homes effective 30 days from adoption. The update, which coincidentally occurred during Fire Prevention Month, makes Vernon Hills the 82nd jurisdiction in Illinois to require home...
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Blue Island Protects Residents & Firefighters with 79th Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance in Illinois

Officials from the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated the City’s fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection in all new construction one- and two-family homes and townhomes effective immediately. The new residential fire sprinkler requirements were adopted as part of the 2012 editions of NFPA 1 Fire Code and the...
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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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Gurnee Passes Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance

On June 18, officials from the Village of Gurnee passed a residential fire sprinkler ordinance by adopting the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC), which will require fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family homes and townhomes effective immediately. The International Code Council’s IRC began requiring fire sprinklers in the 2009 edition and...
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