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Feb 24, 2016, 14:21 ET Two Unsprinklered Chicago High-Rises Experience Fires on Same Day

 Last night, a fire occurred in the unsprinklered high-rise at 5421 South Cornell Drive in Chicago. Two elderly people were taken to the...


Mar 26, 2014, 13:13 ET Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board: Misinformed Chicago Aldermen Sharing False Information with Public about High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Requirements

- Yesterday, at least two Chicago aldermen, James Cappleman (46th Ward) and Tom Tunney (44th Ward), sent an e-blast to their constituents...


Feb 20, 2014, 15:32 ET Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Chicago High School Cooking Class, Highlighting the Importance of School Fire Safety

Yesterday, a fiery explosion occurred during a demonstration in a cooking class at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. The fire...


Sep 06, 2013, 13:47 ET Donation to Fire Science Technology Program at Joliet Junior College Arrives in Time for Fall Semester

Students in the Fire Science Technology program at Joliet Junior College (JJC) now will be able to see how a fire sprinkler system works thanks to...


Jul 15, 2013, 15:24 ET Bill Introduced to Senate Could Benefit Chicago High-Rise Owners and Residents

   U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) of 2013,...


Apr 18, 2013, 16:33 ET Ninety Communities in Illinois Have Home Fire Sprinkler Requirements with Additions of Hazel Crest and Niles

 The State of Illinois has reached a fire safety milestone with 90 communities now requiring fire sprinklers in new construction one- and...


Mar 15, 2013, 18:36 ET Roselle Fire Department Demonstrates Life-Saving Value & Effectiveness of Fire Sprinklers in Home Fire Structure Burn

On Thursday, March 14, Roselle fire crews, with assistance from Bloomingdale Fire Protection District firefighters and the nonprofit Northern...


Mar 14, 2013, 17:32 ET Retired Fire Chief Grupp Recognized as Guest of Honor at Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium

 On Wednesday, March 6, Dave Grupp, home fire sprinkler advocate and retired fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, was...


Jan 22, 2013, 16:18 ET Fatal Fire on Chicago's South Side Proves that Thousands of Chicago High-Rise Residents Are Still Not Safe From Fires

 This morning's fatal fire that killed two residents and injured one resident and one firefighter in the unsprinklered 16-story high-rise at...


Jan 11, 2013, 19:05 ET Tragic Fire in Rockford Highlights Need for Home Fire Sprinklers, Especially for High-Risk Populations

 On January 7, a tragic fire caused by a Christmas tree swept through a single-family home in Rockford, killing four people: a 10-month-old...


Oct 11, 2012, 19:10 ET Home Fire Fatality Occurs in Illinois' Capital City During Fire Prevention Week

"Whenever a fire fatality occurs, it is a sad event, however, it is even more tragic when a home fire fatality occurs during national Fire...


Oct 04, 2012, 18:50 ET 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...


Aug 22, 2012, 16:03 ET Fire Sprinkler System Extinguishes Fire in Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Home, Further Validating Village's Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance

 This past weekend, a fire sprinkler system in a six-year-old home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, contained and extinguished a kitchen fire before...


Aug 14, 2012, 16:27 ET Blue Island Protects Residents & Firefighters with 79th Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance in Illinois

 Officials from the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated the City's fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection...


Aug 06, 2012, 17:54 ET Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Protect College Students from Fires in Illinois Dormitories

 Today at the Chicago Fire Prevention Bureau, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB4757, a bill requiring fire sprinkler protection in...


Jul 27, 2012, 15:25 ET Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Celebrates New Fire Sprinkler-Protected Office with Open House and Dedication Ceremony

Today, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) hosted an open house and official dedication ceremony to commemorate its new fire...


Jun 28, 2012, 14:07 ET State & National Legislators Witness Dramatic Displays of Fire Protection at Illinois Fire Service "Home Day"

In mid-June, over 100 leaders of the Illinois fire service converged upon Wheeling, Illinois, for Illinois Fire Service Home Day, an annual fire...


Jun 19, 2012, 16:24 ET Gurnee Passes Progressive Residential Fire Sprinkler Ordinance

 Last night, officials from the Village of Gurnee passed a residential fire sprinkler ordinance by adopting the 2012 International Residential...


Oct 08, 2010, 13:02 ET Normal Fire Department Hosts 300th Side-by-Side Fire Sprinkler Demonstration in Illinois

As part of its National Fire Prevention Week activities, the Normal Fire Department hosted a fire sprinkler demonstration on October 6 that was...


May 20, 2010, 08:44 ET Wilmette Passes Fire Sprinkler Ordinance Due to Concerns With Lightweight Construction

Officials from Wilmette, Illinois, passed the village's first residential fire sprinkler ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in all new homes that...


Feb 16, 2010, 15:52 ET New Editions of International Codes Will Help Prevent Deadly House Fires

The deadly fire in Cicero where seven young people died this week is a sad reminder of why new codes were developed that will prevent these...


Oct 30, 2009, 13:53 ET International Code Council Votes To Keep Residential Fire Sprinklers

The International Code Council's (ICC) Residential Building Code Committee voted to keep the residential fire sprinkler system requirement for...


Feb 04, 2009, 18:26 ET Hundreds of Fire and Building Officials Attend Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit

More than 300 fire and building officials from 70 fire departments, 24 fire protection districts and people representing 22 various associations...


Feb 03, 2009, 17:52 ET Fire Team USA Draws Record Attendance At Fire Protection Conference

More than 170 fire and building officials and community leaders from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and other states attended Fire Team USA's fire...


Aug 14, 2008, 01:00 ET Governor Signs Groundbreaking Illinois Fire Sprinkler Incentive Bill

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, fire protection districts in the state may now offer financial...