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March is Almost Done. Have You Started Fire Sprinkler Testing?

March is over now,    time to fully implement your NFPA 25 Water Based Fire Protection Regular Testing Program.  To obtain the latest information on fire sprinkler testing as called out in the ICC and NFPA codes, which refer to NFPA 25 go to www.firesprinklertesting.org  
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Countryside Fire Protection District Offers Sprinkler Education to Thousands of Students

This article is featured in NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog: Countryside Fire Protection District has supported fire and life safety education since its 1959 inception. Its mission has helped instilled this practice: “The District dedicates its activities to the preservation of human life and the conservation of property. To this end, the District invests...
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Fire Sprinkler Saves Evanston High-Rise Residents, Yet Again, in 2016

On December 20, a single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire after a stovetop burner was left on and ignited nearby boxes of food in a residence at The Mather, a 10-story senior living facility in Evanston. According to fire officials, no one was injured and over $150,000 in damage was prevented thanks to the...
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New Study Documents Overwhelming Support of Home Fire Sprinklers by Consumers, Government Officials in States Requiring This Technology

A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler new homes. The new report, “Stakeholder Perceptions of Home Fire Sprinklers,” analyzes the opinions of three groups—government officials, homeowners, and water purveyors—following the passage of...
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VIDEO: Protect Your Family with Home Fire Sprinklers

As national Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – 15) nears and fire departments prepare their public education activities for the weeklong event, a newly released video aims to educate homeowners about the dangers of fires in today’s homes as well as the benefits of home fire sprinklers. The Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, a nonprofit...
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Fire Pump Class Reaches More Than 80 Building & Fire Officials

On April 5, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) presented a class on NFPA 20 (Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection) to more than 80 building and fire officials at Sprinkler Fitter Local Union #281. NFSA consultant Brad Cronin guided participants through the basic operating principles of fire...
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CMS Publishes Final Rule on Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities

Thanks to Emergency Management Alliance for sending this information: On May 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a final rule to update health care facilities’ fire protection guidelines to improve protections for all Medicare beneficiaries in facilities from fire. The new guidelines apply to hospitals; long-term-care (LTC) facilities; critical access...
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Illinois Sees Surge in Youth Fire Victims and Multiple-Fatality Fires in Early 2016

Less than four months into 2016, Illinois has already experienced five youth fire deaths in residential buildings, only one less than the total for all of 2015. Three of the most recent youth fire deaths occurred in the last week. A one-year-old Crest Hill boy died in an apartment fire on April 16 and...
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NFPA 13D Class is Huge Success at SBOC Spring Training Institute

On March __, 18, 2016, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board presented a full-day seminar on NFPA 13D, “Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 13D,” to approximately 150 attendees at the Suburban Building Officials Conference’s (SBOC) 61st Annual Spring Training Institute. Instructor Bob Upson, M.S.F.P.E., manager of engineering services for the National Fire Sprinkler...
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Video: Fire Sprinklers Save Lives in High-Rises

Have you ever stopped to think about how safe a residential high-rise building would be in the event of a fire? If it doesn’t include fire sprinklers, the answer is simple: it’s not safe enough. Residents of high-rises without fire sprinkler systems are much more likely to die in a fire, and those fortunate...
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Register: March 18th SBOC Class – Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 13D

Register: March 18th SBOC Class – Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 13D

On Friday, March 18, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board is presenting a full-day seminar on NFPA 13D, “Understanding, Applying & Enforcing NFPA 13D,” through the Suburban Building Officials Conference’s 61st Annual Spring Training Institute. Instructor Bob Upson, M.S.F.P.E., manager of engineering services for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, will discuss the scope...
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Riverdale Home Rises From the Ashes of Fatal Fire, Becomes Village’s First Sprinklered Home

Riverdale Home Rises From the Ashes of Fatal Fire, Becomes Village’s First Sprinklered Home

On May 5, 2014, a single-family home in Riverdale, Illinois, suffered an unfortunate fire, which resulted in the fatality of 12-year resident, Dedra Matthews. The fire was less than one block from the firehouse. But the story continues with promise for the future. In the same year, Riverdale officials adopted a national model building...
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REGISTER: Implementing New ITM Procedures from NFPA 25 (2014 Edition)

REGISTER: Implementing New ITM Procedures from NFPA 25 (2014 Edition)

On Tuesday, November 17, the National Fire Sprinkler Association‘s Jason Webb will host a Tech Tuesday event titled, “Implementing New ITM Procedures from the 2014 Edition of NFPA 25.” Below is a brief description: The 2014 edition of NFPA 25 is currently only adopted by a handful of jurisdictions as the process of updating...
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Fire Sprinkler Save at Rockford Apartment Building Proves Value of Fire Sprinklers in Residential Building Codes

Due to the quick response of a fire sprinkler system, no one was hurt in a fire on October 20 at the 10-unit Riverside Apartments building at 3701 Trilling Avenue in Rockford. The sprinkler system allowed residents to safely as escape as it controlled the fire, which began when a resident fell asleep with...
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Clarendon Hills Fire Chief Leahy Receives National Award for Home Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition awarded Fire Chief Brian Leahy from the Clarendon Hills  (Illinois) Fire Department with the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award, presented at the Fire Sprinkler Initiative Summit on October 13th in Phoenix, Arizona. The award recognizes fire service members and...
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Call for Nominations: 2015 “Bringing Safety Home” Award To Recognize Local Residential Fire Sprinkler Advocacy Efforts

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative are accepting applications for the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award to recognize outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers. The Bringing Safety Home Award honors members of the fire service and other sprinkler advocates who...
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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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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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June 22: Illinois Fire and Building Officials Day at NFPA Conference & Expo

June 22: Illinois Fire and Building Officials Day at NFPA Conference & Expo

On Monday, June 22, at the NFPA Conference & Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition will host a special event for Illinois fire and building officials. Please click here or on the image to download the PDF flyer and registration form. Be sure to REGISTER SEPARATELY to attend the...
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Make a Convincing Case for Home Fire Sprinklers

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Highland Fire Department Spotlights First Fire Sprinkler-Protected Home in Lake County, Indiana

On May 7, firefighters and building and elected officials gathered in Highland, Indiana, to see the first fire sprinkler-protected home in Lake County. The Highland Fire Department and nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) hosted the open house event to educate local officials about the lifesaving value of home fire sprinklers. Attendees...
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It Takes Two: Smoke Alarms and Fire Sprinklers in Public Education Outreach

“This smoke alarm could have prevented this fire death,” said past fire chiefs as they held up the fire safety device for reporters. When fire officials make such powerful statements immediately following a major fire, especially if an occupant suffered a burn injury or was killed, they get the full attention of the public....
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Illinois Sprinkler Advocate Featured in NFPA Journal

Illinois Sprinkler Advocate Featured in NFPA Journal

The November/December issue of NFPA Journal features an article titled, “Movers, Shakers, Advocates.” It describes the home fire sprinkler advocacy efforts of four advocates. One of those advocates is Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board Executive Director Tom Lia. “A tide of support for home fire sprinklers is spreading across the United States, initiated...
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New & Improved Advocacy Section on NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Website

New & Improved Advocacy Section on NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative Website

The new “Advocacy Tools” section on the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) “Fire Sprinkler Initiative” website is now the go-to place for free materials and resources that help make an effective case for home fire sprinklers. This section is where you will find an array of shareable videos, case studies, and fact sheets that...
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Fires to be Set Throughout Chicagoland for Fire Prevention Week

During Fire Prevention Week, which extends from October 5-11, several Chicagoland fire departments are stepping up their education efforts with live fire and sprinkler burn demonstrations that will be open to the public. The demonstrations will showcase the tremendous speed of typical home fires and their potential for deadly destruction in relation to a...
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