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Following Chief Gaines’ Death, Onieal Named Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator

Following Chief Gaines’ Death, Onieal Named Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator

Dr. Denis Onieal, superintendent of the National Fire Academy for the past 20 years and former acting chief in Jersey City, has been named Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator following the death of Glenn Gaines who died in April 2015 of a heart attack while mowing his lawn. Read more information from Firehouse. NIFSAB remembers Gaines for...
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Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freeze-Ups During Wintry Weather

Freezing temperatures have settled into Illinois. Fire prevention bureaus and building departments can save their communities money in repairs and water damage by reminding local residents and businesses to simply check to be sure their fire sprinkler systems are protected for the colder weather temperatures, especially below freezing. The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory...
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Fire Fatality in Highland Park is Another Tragic Reminder of State’s Necessity for Updated Fire Protection Codes

In the early morning hours of Monday, September 24, a fire ravaged through a home in Highland Park, Illinois, killing one individual. By the time fire crews arrived, the roof had already collapsed and the house was a total loss. The neighboring home showed some signs of damage as well. According to an Illinois...
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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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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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Sign Up for IFIA’s 35th Annual Fire & Life Safety Education Conference in April

The Illinois Fire Inspectors Association is hosting its 35th Annual Fire & Life Safety Education Conference on April 13-15, 2011. The conference will be held in Galena, Illinois, at the scenic Chestnut Mountain Resort. Speakers will be present from the National Fire Academy, Home Safety Council, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as...
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U.S. Fire Administrator Visits Chicagoland Area

As part of the activities for the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association‘s (IFIA) Fall Safety Seminar in November 2010, Acting U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines was invited as a guest speaker. According to George Michehl, executive director of the IFIA, Gaines addressed his vision for the future of fire prevention at the U.S. Fire Administration,...
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