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2014-06-11 20:23:11

ORLAND PARK, Ill., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fire tore through a home in an unincorporated area of southwest suburban Mokena, killing an elderly couple before they were able to escape their home. In addition, a Mokena police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after trying to rescue the occupants. Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, says the elderly victims fell in the high-risk category for fire...

2014-05-30 23:05:10

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, has named Paul Gibson, a fire sprinkler fitter with Piper Fire Protection, a National Craft Championship winner. Largo, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, named Paul Gibson, certified sprinkler installation apprentice at Piper Fire Protection, as a National Craft Championships winner at its competition in...

2014-05-15 08:23:37

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL that the Fire Sprinklers identified below bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States and Canada. The Fire Sprinklers have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if the Fire Sprinklers comply with any safety requirements. Although the fire sprinklers wrench boss is marked "TYCO" and the thermo bulbs are marked "JOB F5" the fire...

2014-05-09 20:24:03

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, assistant chief of the Hinsdale Fire Department, the fire sprinkler system allowed the woman and young child to escape safely...

2014-05-09 16:25:56

ORLAND PARK, Ill., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gregg Huennekens, CEO of USA Fire Protection, Lake Forest, Ill., received the Golden Sprinkler Award, the highest honor awarded by the National Fire Sprinkler Association at their Annual Meeting this week. The Golden Sprinkler Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to NFSA and the entire fire sprinkler industry. Huennekens has been involved with the NFSA for more than 25 years, participating on the board of directors at every...

2014-04-25 20:22:07

The current drought raised fire danger in California to its highest level since the 1970s, but George Saadian's team at FPG, Inc. can provide life-saving measures. LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The temperate climate and bright sunny skies of California make it one of the most desirable states to live or visit. However, while in the midst of a three-year drought, the warm air and clear skies of SoCal become a dangerous liability, as the threat of fire grows...

2014-03-14 12:30:31

Enter by April 2 to win scholarships online at afsascholarship.org - 2nd Chance Opens April 9 DALLAS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With tuition costs skyrocketing, students should take advantage of all monies available to them, including college and trade school scholarships like the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) National Scholarship Contest, www.afsascholarship.org. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140314/MN83171) This online contest is unlike...

2014-03-13 23:02:10

Sheared Head Attachment stops water from sprinkler head that has been completely sheared off. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 There is no limit to the number of potential mishaps that can occur on a construction site or in an enclosed work space, especially when operating heavy equipment and machinery. When that accident involves an employee breaking or activating a fire sprinkler head, the amount of damage caused in clean up, productivity and lost time can run into the...

2014-02-25 16:30:24

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 26 years since the Village of Long Grove enacted fire sprinkler requirements for new construction homes, Illinois now has 92 communities with such requirements. Many of those communities' officials attended a special meeting at Lewis University's Oak Brook campus this February. Local fire and building officials discussed their home fire sprinkler requirements and shared information about why those requirements play an important...

2014-02-25 08:34:23

Frana Companies and CMP Development needs a fire sprinkler system installed for housing near University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Frana Companies and CPM Development have selected Brothers Fire Protection for its new 333 unit housing project called WaHu Student Housing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN70719) Brothers Fire Protection is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Frana Companies and CPM Development to...


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