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Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freeze-Ups in Cold Weather Months

From the National Fire Sprinkler Association: The designers and installers of water-based fire protection systems, like automatic fire sprinkler systems, take into account seasonal variations in temperature. In cases where water-filled pipe cannot be protected from freezing, alternative methods are used. But most of the time, even in the coldest climates, the assumption is...
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Fire Sprinkler System Saves Taxpayers Money in Wheaton Public Works Facility Fire

According to fire reports from November 14, the fire sprinkler system in the Wheaton Public Works facility held a fire in check that began in the bed of a dump truck in one of the maintenance garage bays. Firefighters arrived to find only minor smoldering material and smoke. As a direct result of the...
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NFSA Illinois Chapter Recognizes Palatine Fire Marshal Rick Marek for ITM Enforcement

  At the March 10th National Fire Sprinkler Association – Illinois Chapter meeting, State Coordinator Bob Tinucci and Inspections, Testing & Maintenance (ITM) Committee Chair Shaun Maher presented Palatine Fire Marshal Rick Marek with a recognition award for his commitment to enforcing the NFPA 25 ITM standard for water-based fire protection systems within his...
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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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Register: NFSA Annual Seminar (May 3-6)

Register: NFSA Annual Seminar (May 3-6)

The National Fire Sprinkler Association’s 2016 Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference will be held May 3-6, 2016, in Dana Point, California. The event will include national speakers who will provide valuable resources and information. It’s also important to note that capacity is limited, so reserve your spot while there is still availability....
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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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NFSA Members Can Vote in the 2016 ICC Group B Codes

From the National Fire Sprinkler Association: The new code development cycle is in full swing. This is a call-to-action to become an International Code Council (ICC) member by March of 2016. The specific deadline in March has not been posted by ICC yet, but do not delay because this is the key fire sprinkler...
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NFSA Guide to Existing Antifreeze Systems

NFSA Guide to Existing Antifreeze Systems

The National Fire Sprinkler Association has put together an antifreeze testing guide. This easy-to-follow, one-page guide is ideal for anyone who deals with antifreeze systems.
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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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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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Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Celebrates 20 Years; Over $109,500 Raised in 2015

Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Invitational Celebrates 20 Years; Over $109,500 Raised in 2015

More than $109,500 was raised for burn-injury survivors at the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 20th Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational. One hundred and fifty-two golfers participated in the event on June 2, which was hosted at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Hilton Chicago-Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook. For the milestone...
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Shane Ray Named President of National Fire Sprinkler Association

At the National Fire Sprinkler Association‘s (NFSA) Annual Seminar from April 29 to May 2, the organization officially announced Shane Ray as its new president. He succeeds former NFSA president Russ Fleming. Ray rejoined the organization as executive vice president in mid-July 2014. He had previously been employed by the NFSA from 2006-2010 before...
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Shane Ray Named Executive Vice President of NFSA

Shane Ray Named Executive Vice President of NFSA

Shane Ray of Columbia, South Carolina has been named Executive Vice President of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). He began work in mid-July. “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of this position and am excited to return to the NFSA team,” added Ray. “My passion for fire prevention and a non-typical...
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Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Outing Raises More Than $84,000 for Charities

More than $84,000 was raised for burn-injury survivors at the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 19th Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational on June 3rd at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook. One hundred and thirty-four golfers participated in the event. Money raised from the event was donated...
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Gregg Huennekens Receives 2014 Golden Sprinkler Award from NFSA

Gregg Huennekens, CEO of USA Fire Protection, Lake Forest, received the Golden Sprinkler Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Fire Sprinkler Association at its Annual Meeting in May. The Golden Sprinkler Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to NFSA and the entire fire sprinkler industry. Huennekens has been involved with the NFSA...
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NFSA Names Bob Tinucci as New Illinois Regional Manager

Bob Tinucci accepted the position of Illinois Regional Manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) effective October 1, 2013. As of November, Tinucci fully completed the transition from fire chief at the Roselle Fire Department to his new NFSA position. Tinucci began his over 38-year fire protection career in 1974 as a firefighter...
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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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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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June 10-13: NFPA Conference & Expo Coming to Chicago

From June 10-13, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its 2013 Conference & Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. On Tuesday, June 11, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, will present “Using Live Side-by-Side Burns to Enhance Controlled Training Fires and Educate and...
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Chicago Fire Officials Attend Standpipe Class

On February 27, a mixture of 38 Chicago Fire Department officials and contractors attended a class about NFPA 14, which is the standard for the installation of standpipe and hose systems. John Corso, national training manager for the National Fire Sprinkler Association, was the instructor. “This is a continuation of efforts to improve and...
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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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Alsip Blood Drives Prove Successful for Illinois Fire Service

The Alsip Fire Department, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association recently organized two blood drives in Alsip as part of LifeSource’s “Everyday Heroes” program, which supports area fire departments. Blood drives were held on both January 14 and...
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WGN’s “Around Town” Segment Features Fire Sprinklers

On January 17, 2013, WGN-TV featured fire sprinklers on the “Around Town” portion of its morning news program. Numerous teasers spot and two full segments were dedicated to teaching the public about the difference between sprinklered and unsprinklered fires through the use of a live side-by-side demonstration and a live fire sprinkler trailer demonstration....
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