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New Lenox Fire Protection District Appoints Dan Turner as Deputy Chief

New Lenox Fire Protection District Appoints Dan Turner as Deputy Chief

Article courtesy of a New Lenox Fire Protection District news release: On January 16th, the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) held a swearing in ceremony during its Board of Trustees meeting to appoint a new deputy chief and promote a fire inspector to fire marshal. Dan Turner was previously fire marshal in New...
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Successful Activations (Fall/Winter 2016 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   December 2016   The Mather (High-Rise) Evanston Fire Department A single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire after a stovetop burner was left on and ignited nearby boxes of food in a residence the 10-story senior living facility. According...
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Fire Sprinkler System Protects Residents and Property During Fire at Orland Park Retirement Home Fire

On the morning of April 5, 2016, a fire sprinkler system quickly controlled a fire in the basement maintenance area of Lexington Health Care retirement home in Orland Park. The fire sprinkler system activated as the fire, which was caused by a coffee maker on a shelf, spread to a desk and an adjacent...
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Successful Activations (Spring 2016 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   May 2016   Townhome Fox Lake Fire Protection District A fire sprinkler controlled a fire in the garage of a four-unit townhome, allowing the residents to escape unharmed by preventing the fire from spreading to inside the residence...
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Fire Protection Specialist Jim Schifiliti Retires

Fire Protection Specialist Jim Schifiliti Retires

On October 23, 2015, Fire Safety Consultants Inc. (FSCI) founder Jim “Jimbo” Schifiliti retired. Since founding FSCI in 1983, as a firm of fire protection specialists dedicated to providing the highest quality, code based fire protection plan review services, Jim has been the go-to source for code requirements in the fire protection industry for...
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Successful Activations (Spring/Summer 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   August 2015   Stevenson Hall (Eastern Illinois University) Charleston Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the dormitory quickly doused a fire that began due to the unattended burning of incense in a closet in a fifth-floor room....
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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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Bob Buhs Retires from Illinois Fire Chiefs Association

After 11 years of serving as the executive director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association (IFCA), Bob Buhs stepped down from his position effective August 1. Buhs has served on the organization since 1988 having held various executive board positions including two years as president of the board. “Former IFCA Executive Director Jerry Burke...
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NIFSAB’s Tom Lia Now Blogging for NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), is now a contributing blogger for the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative. Lia will regularly post about the challenges and successes he experiences in Illinois. Here’s an excerpt of Tom’s first blog post: When I left the Orland Fire Protection District to...
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ALERT: Illinois Fire Service Predicts Severely Heightened Number of Fire Incidents Through October

Officials in the Illinois fire service are predicting a dramatic uptick in intentionally set fires in the state of Illinois through October, stating that the fires will be widespread through dozens of communities. Studies have been able to pinpoint the locations of where the fires will occur and even the dates on which they...
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During National Fire Prevention Week, Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations Boost Educational Focus for Many Illinois Fire Departments

From October 7-13, fire departments across Illinois and the nation will host open houses and fire safety events as part of their national Fire Prevention Week (FPW) activities. Education and prevention are essential because nine out of every 10 structure fire deaths occur in the home. That’s according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection...
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Successful Activations (Summer 2012 Edition)

Successful Activations (Summer 2012 Edition)

  Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activation.   May 2012   Shannon Court Apartments Streamwood Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in a fourth-floor apartment unit extinguished a couch fire that was caused by a candle that was too close to the couch. No one...
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Fire Departments Utilizing Fire Sprinkler Demonstrations for Fire Prevention Week Activities

This year, Fire Prevention Week (FPW), runs from Sunday, October 9, to Saturday, October 15. In line with the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) theme for this year’s FPW, “Protect Your Family from Fire,” fire departments across the nation will be visiting schools and hosting events to discuss the dangers of fire and how...
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Donated Standpipes Added to Frankfort Training Towers

Thanks to Dynamic Fire Protection and Ferguson Fire and Fabrication, two training towers at the Frankfort Fire Protection District Training Center are now equipped with standpipes. The training center located at 24420 S. LaGrange Road, is used for various levels of training by the Frankfort Fire Protection District, their cadet program and as an...
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Robert Buhs Receives NFSA’s Wayne Luecht Memorial Award

On June 20, the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA-IL) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board honored Robert Buhs, executive director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, with its 11th annual Wayne Luecht Memorial Award. In memory of fallen firefighter Wayne Luecht, fire marshal from the Northbrook Fire Department,...
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When Des Plaines Schools Are Out For Summer, Fire Sprinklers Are In

Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62 has deep-rooted history in its buildings. The earliest constructed building, South, was built over three-quarters of a century ago in 1934 during the Great Depression. As the population in the area grew over the next three decades, 10 additional educational facilities were built: Orchard Place, North, Algonquin,...
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Successful Activations (Spring 2011 Edition)

Successful Activations  (Spring 2011 Edition)

March 2011 Columbus Manor Residential Care Home Chicago Fire Department Fire sprinklers kept numerous fires in check until fire crews arrived at the nursing home, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. Arson is suspected with the fires having been set in different locations of the building at the same time. Only one...
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