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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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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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Pleasantview FPD’s Tholotowsky Retires After Years of Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

In mid-July, Pleasantview Fire Protection District‘s very own Dan Tholotowsky made his retirement official with other retiring members of the fire department. Tholotowsky’s served a total of 31 years with the fire department, 28 of which were spent as director of the Fire Prevention Bureau. “As fire marshal, Tholotowsky has been a key proponent...
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Municipalities Ring in 2011 with New Fire Sprinkler Requirements

With a new year comes a new batch of Illinois jurisdictions enacting fire sprinkler requirements designed to increase the life safety of residents, building occupants and firefighters. Currently, seventy-two communities in Illinois have residential fire sprinkler requirements and over 180 communities have adopted stricter standards over the model codes set by the International Code...
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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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U.S. Fire Administrator Visits Chicagoland Area

As part of the activities for the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association‘s (IFIA) Fall Safety Seminar in November 2010, Acting U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines was invited as a guest speaker. According to George Michehl, executive director of the IFIA, Gaines addressed his vision for the future of fire prevention at the U.S. Fire Administration,...
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