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WGN Radio’s Lou Manfredini Interviews Bryan LaRoche from Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

WGN Radio’s Lou Manfredini Interviews Bryan LaRoche from Sprinkler Fitters Local 281

On Saturday, November 17 at 8:35 a.m., Bryan LaRoche, Director of Training with Sprinkler Fitters Union 281, was featured on the Lou Manfredini HouseSmarts Radio Show on WGN 720AM. Listen to the 8-minute interview below.    
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Fire Pump Class Reaches More Than 80 Building & Fire Officials

On April 5, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) presented a class on NFPA 20 (Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection) to more than 80 building and fire officials at Sprinkler Fitter Local Union #281. NFSA consultant Brad Cronin guided participants through the basic operating principles of fire...
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NIFSAB Educates Insurance Agents About Fire Sprinklers

NIFSAB Educates Insurance Agents About Fire Sprinklers

On May 20, 2015, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) participated in a ServPro-hosted event at Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 and the Alsip Fire Department to educate well over 100 local insurance agents about fire sprinklers. In addition to a class that was taught, various fire demonstrations were performed to educate the...
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Fire Sprinkler Valve Donation Arrives in Time for Fall Semester at Joliet Junior College

Students in the Fire Science Technology program at Joliet Junior College now will be able to see how a fire sprinkler system works thanks to the new arrival of a fire sprinkler valve display for the fall semester. The valve donation was coordinated by the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and...
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Alsip Blood Drives Prove Successful for Illinois Fire Service

The Alsip Fire Department, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) and the Illinois Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association recently organized two blood drives in Alsip as part of LifeSource’s “Everyday Heroes” program, which supports area fire departments. Blood drives were held on both January 14 and...
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WGN’s “Around Town” Segment Features Fire Sprinklers

On January 17, 2013, WGN-TV featured fire sprinklers on the “Around Town” portion of its morning news program. Numerous teasers spot and two full segments were dedicated to teaching the public about the difference between sprinklered and unsprinklered fires through the use of a live side-by-side demonstration and a live fire sprinkler trailer demonstration....
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Fire Sprinkler Valve Donation Helps Educate Prairie State College’s Fire Science Students

Students in the Prairie State College (PSC) Fire Science program now will have the opportunity to actually see how a fire sprinkler system works before encountering one in a fire. The hands-on learning opportunity was a project coordinated by the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) that involved a valve donation from Reliable...
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Give Blood on Valentine’s Day to Show Love for the Fire Service

On February 14, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board and the Alsip Fire Department will host a blood drive from 11am-6pm at the Sprinkler Fitters Hall. Support the fire service by giving blood. Sign up for an appointment using Sponsor Code 837E (or you can go before the event...
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January 14: Support the Fire Service – Give Blood

On January 14, the Alsip Fire Department and Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 will host a blood drive from 1-7pm at the Sprinkler Fitters Hall. Support the fire service by giving blood. Sign up for an appointment.  
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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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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Celebrates New Fire Sprinkler-Protected Office with Open House and Dedication Ceremony

On July 27, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) hosted an open house and official dedication ceremony to commemorate its new fire sprinkler-protected office building in Mount Prospect. Purchased in December 2010, the approximately 6,000-square-foot building houses IFSA and also serves as headquarters for the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association with future plans for other...
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Borrow the Two Available Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Trailers

The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), in conjunction with the Illinois Fire Inspectors Association and Northern Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, provide two demo trailers for use by Fire Services, Fire Brigades, and Public Information Officials. Sprinkler are provided by donations from the manufacturers. You supply the tow vehicle with a Class III...
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Open House on May 25th: First Sprinklered Home in Alsip

Come see the first fire sprinkler-protected home in Alsip on Wednesday, May 25th. Download the flyer for more information.
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Fire Sprinkler Equipment Donation Benefits Training Program for McHenry County Firefighters

By Ken Foszcz, Assistant Fire Marshal, Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District McHenry County College has recently added a special educational aid that will enhance the teaching of sprinkler system operations to firefighters. The college’s fire science program received a fully operating, pre-action sprinkler valve instructional aid, which was constructed and donated by Sprinkler...
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