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Fire Sprinkler Saves Evanston High-Rise Residents, Yet Again, in 2016

On December 20, a single fire sprinkler extinguished a fire after a stovetop burner was left on and ignited nearby boxes of food in a residence at The Mather, a 10-story senior living facility in Evanston. According to fire officials, no one was injured and over $150,000 in damage was prevented thanks to the...
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Riverdale Home Rises From the Ashes of Fatal Fire, Becomes Village’s First Sprinklered Home

Riverdale Home Rises From the Ashes of Fatal Fire, Becomes Village’s First Sprinklered Home

On May 5, 2014, a single-family home in Riverdale, Illinois, suffered an unfortunate fire, which resulted in the fatality of 12-year resident, Dedra Matthews. The fire was less than one block from the firehouse. But the story continues with promise for the future. In the same year, Riverdale officials adopted a national model building...
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Illinois Burn Prevention Golf Outing Raises More Than $84,000 for Charities

More than $84,000 was raised for burn-injury survivors at the Illinois Burn Prevention Association’s (IBPA) 19th Annual Burn Prevention Golf Invitational on June 3rd at Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook. One hundred and thirty-four golfers participated in the event. Money raised from the event was donated...
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Gregg Huennekens Receives 2014 Golden Sprinkler Award from NFSA

Gregg Huennekens, CEO of USA Fire Protection, Lake Forest, received the Golden Sprinkler Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Fire Sprinkler Association at its Annual Meeting in May. The Golden Sprinkler Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to NFSA and the entire fire sprinkler industry. Huennekens has been involved with the NFSA...
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Successful Activations (Oct/Nov/Dec 2013 Edition)

Successful Activations (Oct/Nov/Dec 2013 Edition)

Download a sprinkler save report to record your fire department’s latest successful fire sprinkler activations.   A Routine Miracle on 34th Street Macy’s (New York City) With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, a fire at the iconic Macy’s store on 34th Street at Herald Square in New York City would be devastating. The flagship store, with...
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Palatine Rural Firehouse Now Fully Protected by Fire Sprinklers

When the 14,000-square foot Palatine Rural Fire Protection District’s firehouse was built in 1999, it only featured fire sprinklers in the basement where a training room, workout room and storage area are located. The first floor of the firehouse, which includes a large three-apparatus bay, offices, and sleeping/living quarters for seven personnel, stood unprotected...
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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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Fire Sprinklers Modernize Sisters of St. Joseph Grounds in La Grange Park

The Sisters of St. Joseph have called La Grange Park home since the early 1900s and have been in the buildings of what is now called the Congregation of St. Joseph Ministry Center since the 1960s. The complex contains four interconnected buildings: a six-story mixed-use building with offices and residences; a single-story common building...
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