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6 05, 2020

Home Fire Sprinkler Week is Going Virtual

2020-05-07T13:02:02+00:00

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week is Going Virtual2020-05-07T13:02:02+00:00
13 03, 2019

Certificate of Appreciation

2019-06-05T17:24:53+00:00

Certificate of Appreciation was given to the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition from the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance for being a 2018 sponsor.

Certificate of Appreciation2019-06-05T17:24:53+00:00
12 02, 2019

Long Grove First Village in Illinois to Protect Citizens and Firefighters with Home Fire Sprinklers

2019-06-06T19:56:24+00:00

Tom Lia, executive director, Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board Thirty years ago, Dave Grupp, who was the fire chief of the Long Grove Fire Protection District, had a vision; to protect all new construction homes with automatic home fire sprinklers. Long Grove did not have fire hydrants. Chief Grupp knew that fire sprinklers were the only technology that prevents a fire from becoming deadly, allowing everyone to safely escape while the fire department responds.  Working closely with elected officials, Long Grove was the first [...]

Long Grove First Village in Illinois to Protect Citizens and Firefighters with Home Fire Sprinklers2019-06-06T19:56:24+00:00
19 05, 2018

Illinois Communities and Retired Fire Chief Recognized during First Ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day

2019-06-06T19:58:39+00:00

BARRINGTON, IL (May 19, 2018) – More than 100 Illinois communities that adopted ordinances requiring home fire sprinklers in all new homes were recognized at the first ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day held at the Barrington Countryside Fire station. Dave Grupp, former Long Grove fire chief, also was recognized for passing the first home fire sprinkler ordinance in Illinois in 1988. The Illinois event was one of 50 held across the U.S. and Canada. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) initiated this [...]

Illinois Communities and Retired Fire Chief Recognized during First Ever Home Fire Sprinkler Day2019-06-06T19:58:39+00:00
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