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Illinois Joins Nationwide Effort to Increase Awareness About Home Fire Sprinklers Seven Communities Recognized for Adopting Home Fire Sprinkler Ordinances

Illinois Joins Nationwide Effort to Increase Awareness About Home Fire Sprinklers Seven Communities Recognized for Adopting Home Fire Sprinkler Ordinances

ORLAND PARK, IL (June 3, 2019) – In honor of National Home Fire Sprinkler Week, leaders from the Illinois fire service gathered to recognize seven communities who adopted codes within the last year that require fire sprinklers in all new single-family homes. The towns include Lake Forest, Crestwood, Elk Grove Village, Rock Island, Carol...
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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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Girls learn life-saving role of fire sprinklers at Plainfield Firefighter Camp

Girls learn life-saving role of fire sprinklers at Plainfield Firefighter Camp

Plainfield, IL – Twenty girls, ages 11-15, had the experience of a lifetime when they participated in a firefighter/paramedic camp sponsored by the Plainfield Fire Protection District this summer. Offered for the first time, this three-day camp provided an opportunity to learn about the Plainfield fire service and possible future careers.  Plainfield Fire Marshal...
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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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Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Senior Living Community

The Country Club Hills Fire Department responded to an alarm at Victory Centre, a senior living community, October 24, 10:40 a.m. Firefighters observed water running under a door. Two sprinklers activated and contained a fire in a chair and six packages of paper towel that were near a floor heater. According to training officer...
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Setting An Example: Lemont Fire Protection District Retrofits Stations with Sprinklers

In order to lead by example within the community it serves, the Lemont Fire Protection District is taking on an important initiative inside its own doors. The fire district plans to have fire sprinklers installed in all its fire stations. The newest of the Lemont Fire Protection District’s four fire stations, Fire Station #4,...
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Video: Fire demonstration ignited at Decatur Conference Center

Video: Fire demonstration ignited at Decatur Conference Center

HUEY FREEMAN Herald & Review April 20, 2017 Decatur, Illinois DECATUR – To some of the people witnessing the two fires that were intentionally set in a hotel parking lot, it was a dramatic demonstration of the effectiveness of fire sprinklers. But for David Bartley, a maintenance electrician for the Housing Authority of Champaign...
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