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WHY DO WE FIGHT?

WHY DO WE FIGHT?

By:  Tom Lia, NIFSAB Executive Director For decades, the fire sprinkler industry has worked closely with the fire service to make buildings safer from fire. That’s our industry’s whole point and it’s a good one. From adopting strong codes that require fire sprinklers in all new construction to implementing inspection, testing and maintenance compliance,...
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110 Fire Safe Communities in Illinois – Is Yours One of Them?

110 Fire Safe Communities in Illinois – Is Yours One of Them?

Congratulations to the following municipalities. They are among the 110 communities in northeastern Illinois that have already followed the recommendations made by FEMA and NFPA by adopting residential fire sprinkler ordinances for new single-family homes. Residential fire sprinklers save lives. Is yours one of them? See complete list.  
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Deadly Apartment Fire That Killed Eight People Raises Questions About Chicago’s Fire Codes

Deadly Apartment Fire That Killed Eight People Raises Questions About Chicago’s Fire Codes

Orland Park, IL (August 26, 2018) – A deadly fire in a three-story apartment building killed six children and two adults in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood early this morning. It stands as a reminder of the importance of working smoke alarms and fire sprinklers and their important role in today’s building codes. Building codes...
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