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Successful Activations (Summer 2017 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   July 2017   Apartment Building Spring Valley Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the eight-story Bureau County Housing Authority apartment building put out a third-floor bedroom fire before fire crews arrived on scene. News Tribune   Plastic Manufacturing Plant Libertyville Fire Department A...
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Successful Activations (Spring 2017 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations. April 2017 Burbank Police Station Burbank Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the police station controlled a small fire in a lower-level locker room and confined it to a couple of lockers. The fire appears to have originated...
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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 Sprinklers Prevent Major Fire at Lawson House YMCA Residential High-Rise

On November 18, fire sprinklers controlled and extinguished a fire in a trash compactor room at the Lawson House YMCA at 30 West Chicago Avenue in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The 24-story residential high-rise, which was built in 1934, is the largest single-room occupancy supportive housing facility in the Midwest with nearly 600 apartment...
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Successful Activations (Summer 2016 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   September 2016   Extended Stay America Gurnee Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the hotel extinguished a trash can fire in a third-floor room. A small dog was found safe and no person was present in the...
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Fire Sprinkler Quickly Controls Garage Fire at Fox Lake Townhome

On May 15, 2016, a fire sprinkler controlled a fire in the garage of a four-unit townhome on Blue Springs Drive in Fox Lake, allowing the residents to escape unharmed. According to Fox Lake Fire Protection District fire officials, the fire sprinkler system prevented the fire from spreading to inside the residence and the...
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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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Trump Tower Fire Controlled by Fire Sprinkler System, Showing Stark Contrast from Hancock Center Fire in November

According to Chicago Fire Department reports from the morning of February 18, fire sprinklers controlled a fire in a trash compactor on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower, preventing injuries, deaths and any major damage to the building. Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, says the...
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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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The Truth About the Dubai Hotel Fire on New Year’s Eve

Submitted by Kelly P. Reynolds, building code consultant from Kelly P. Reynolds & Associates: Regarding the luxury high-rise hotel fire on New Year’s Eve at the Address Downtown Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The exterior fire was to the non-fire-rated (ACP) aluminum composite panels. The Address Downtown Hotel was built in 2006 prior...
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Successful Activations (Fall/Winter 2015 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   October 2015   The Buckingham High-Rise Chicago Fire Department One fire sprinkler controlled a kitchen fire in a unit of the 22-story, off-campus high-rise for students. Unnamed source   Kroger Bloomington Fire Department The fire sprinkler system put...
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Fire Sprinkler Save at Rockford Apartment Building Proves Value of Fire Sprinklers in Residential Building Codes

Due to the quick response of a fire sprinkler system, no one was hurt in a fire on October 20 at the 10-unit Riverside Apartments building at 3701 Trilling Avenue in Rockford. The sprinkler system allowed residents to safely as escape as it controlled the fire, which began when a resident fell asleep with...
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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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Fire Sprinkler System Prevents Significant Damage in Northwest Rockford Apartment Fire

On the afternoon of July 23, 2015, an electrical fire that ignited a mattress in a single apartment unit at Riverside Apartments in northwest Rockford was quickly controlled by the building’s fire sprinkler system. Fire officials say the quick response of the fire sprinkler system prevented major damage and any injuries or fatalities. “The...
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Berwyn Fire Department’s Fire Sprinkler Advocacy Pays Off in Apartment Building Fire

Berwyn Fire Department’s Fire Sprinkler Advocacy Pays Off in Apartment Building Fire

By Fire Chief Denis O’Halloran and Battalion Chief Mario Manfredini, Berwyn Fire Department A cooperative effort between departments in Berwyn recently kept our residents safe, avoiding a total loss for a property owner and keeping a property on our tax rolls. As a preface to this story, Berwyn does NOT have any locally adopted...
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Fire in Chicago’s Erie on the Park High-Rise Contained by Fire Sprinkler System

On the night of February 23, a fire was contained to a single condo unit by a fire sprinkler system on the 14th floor of the Erie on the Park high-rise in Chicago. The information was obtained through an email sent to the residents by the property manager of the 24-story, 125-unit condo building...
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Park Ridge Home and Homeowners Saved by Fire Sprinkler System

On the morning of February 21, two fire sprinklers quickly extinguished a flash fire at a single-family home in Park Ridge. According to Park Ridge Fire Marshal Kevin Plach, the home’s fire sprinkler system prevented an estimated $80,000 in property damage. “There were 105 residential fire deaths in Illinois in 2014, and there already...
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Fire Sprinkler Controls Fire at Skilled Nursing Facility in Des Plaines, Proving Value of Federal Rule

On February 19, a single fire sprinkler controlled a mattress fire at Ballard Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility at 9300 Ballard Road in Des Plaines, until North Maine Fire Protection District crews provided final extinguishment. The fire sprinkler system contained the fire to a single room on the second floor and prevented major damage...
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Recent Fires in Chicago High-Rises Draw Attention to City’s High-Rise Life Safety Evaluation Deadline

On the evening of December 20, a single fire sprinkler controlled a stove grease fire on the 23rd floor of the Adler Place residential high-rise on Chicago’s Near South Side. The condo owner failed to extinguish the fire, but the fire sprinkler quickly responded to prevent the fire from spreading. A very different result...
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Fire Sprinkler System Saves North Riverside Park Mall from Fire Leading into Important Holiday Shopping Season

Early in the morning on November 12, the fire sprinkler system at the North Riverside Park Mall in North Riverside contained a fire at the Carson Pirie Scott loading dock until fire crews arrived and fully extinguished the fire. The fire, which appears to have begun in merchandise racks stored on the loading dock,...
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Fire Sprinklers Avert Fire in Chicago’s Historic University Club High-Rise Building

On October 15, a fire in the historic University Club high-rise building in the Chicago Loop neighborhood was controlled by the building’s fire sprinkler system before fire crews arrived on scene. Two fire sprinklers prevented the fire from spreading beyond its area of origin in a second-floor meeting room. “Thanks to the quick response...
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Without Fire Sprinklers, Aurora Air Traffic Control Center Fire Could Have Been Worse

The fire that was intentionally set by a contractor in the basement at the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora on the morning of September 26 was fortunately controlled by the building’s fire sprinkler system before it was able to spread to the rest of the building. “Had fire sprinklers not been present,...
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Successful Activations (April-August 2014 Edition)

Successful Activations (April-August 2014 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   June 2014   Grimm Metal Fabricators Lombard Fire Department The fire sprinkler system in the building controlled an early morning fire in the rear portion of the warehouse. No one was in the building at the time. Damage...
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Fire Sprinklers Prove Their Lifesaving Value in Chicago Area High-Rise Fires

On Wednesday, May 7, a single fire sprinkler extinguished a kitchen fire in the Spinning Wheel Apartments high-rise building in Hinsdale. The fire occurred on the sixth floor of the 17-story building when a frying pan was left on the stove while the stove was left in the “on” position. According to Tim McElroy,...
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Fire Sprinkler Prevents Significant Damage from Automobile Fire at Chicago High-Rise

Early in the morning on May 8, the Chicago Fire Department reported that a fire sprinkler system in the Esplanade Apartments high-rise at 900 N. Lake Shore Drive activated to contain an automobile fire in a basement parking garage. Smoke was able to reach its way into the high-rise building above due to a...
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