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Five Illinois Towns Adopted Codes That Require Fire Sprinklers in New Single-Family Homes

Wauconda, Palatine, Elk Grove Village, Rock Island, and Lake Forest upgraded their codes or passed ordinances during 2018 requiring fire sprinklers in all new construction homes. That brings the list of towns and districts with NFPA 13D requirement to 110. According to the NFPA, a house fire can become deadly in less than two...
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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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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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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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Rick Marek Completes Presidency with Illinois Fire Inspectors Association

On December 21, 2012, the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association (IFIA) hosted its holiday luncheon and swore in its new Board members, while recognizing Rick Marek for his past two years as president of the organization. Marek came to the IFIA with a successful career already under his belt. Marek joined the Palatine Fire Department...
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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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Harper College Hosts Fire Sprinkler Demonstration for Student Programs

A fire that erupts in a home with no sprinkler system can blaze for critical, life-changing minutes, reducing a room to flames and smoke before firefighters can make it to the scene. Sprinklers can extinguish the blaze quickly on their own, often before emergency crews arrive. Harper College’s Fire Science Technology Department, along with...
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Successful Activations (Fall 2010 Edition)

August 2010 KDM Carpentersville Fire Department A machine fire at the custom printing company was put out by the building’s fire sprinkler system before the fire department arrived. Northwest Herald July 2010 Lieberman Center Skokie Fire Department One fire sprinkler controlled and extinguished a fire in one of the nursing home’s bathrooms where an...
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