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2012-09-13 14:24:59

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annette Funicello is a beloved symbol of Baby Boomers' childhoods, but this week she's also a great symbol of what can happen when you're unprepared for a fire. While many details of the fire itself are unknown, reasonable speculation about the circumstances allows the case to serve as a useful example of what fire protection systems can do. Home fire sprinklers, like those available from Fire Protection Group, Inc. work by responding to a...

2012-09-05 10:26:45

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire Protection Group, Inc. is the leading installer of fire protection systems in Southern California, a place where more awareness of domestic fire danger is needed. "As California goes, so goes the nation," says a familiar American truism. This saying is often used in debate over hot button political issues, and stirs up ire and anger outside of California. In some cases California is a positive trendsetter though. For instance, in protecting...

2012-08-22 10:25:39

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, a fire sprinkler system in a six-year-old home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, contained and extinguished a kitchen fire before it was able to become destructive and possibly deadly. The fire was caused by a coffee maker that was too close to a gas stovetop, where a boiling pot of water was left unattended. The homeowners, who were in the backyard, noticed the fire and called the fire department just before a single fire...

2012-08-16 14:22:01

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The long summer of 2012 got even hotter last week when a Chevron oil refinery in the Northern California community of Richmond was set ablaze. The staff of Fire Protection Group, Inc. - a company specializing in a range of fire protection services for companies and individuals - believes the fire should be seen as a teachable moment for businesses of all sizes to be mindful of the potential for damage caused by any fire. The Chevron fire not only...

2012-08-14 10:24:59

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the City of Blue Island, Illinois, recently updated the City's fire and building codes to require fire sprinkler protection in all new construction one- and two-family homes and townhomes effective immediately. The new residential fire sprinkler requirements were adopted as part of the 2012 editions of NFPA 1 Fire Code and the International Residential Code (IRC). NFPA 1 is a model residential fire code from the...

2012-08-03 18:20:15

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A division of the National Interagency Fire Center called Predictive Services issued a serious warning in June about the need for watchfulness and quality fire protection services all summer long. A small sliver of the South Atlantic region can expect a lower-than-average wildfire risk. The rest of the United States, however, can expect average to above average wildfire hazards until the end of September. Hotter, drier weather in most parts of the...

2012-07-18 10:28:05

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is regarded as the best season for a vacation in America. Perhaps it retains that reputation from when we were children and we had a nice respite from school. On the other hand, it could just simply be that many places are more pleasant to visit when they're warm. Whatever the reason, we will most likely be leaving our humble abodes for a fair amount of time for some summertime traveling. Before leaving, vacationers plan for their pets and for...

2012-07-12 14:23:33

ORLAND PARK, Ill., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 10, a deadly fire occurred in a single unit of a six-unit townhouse building in Park Forest, killing both a 59-year-old male and a 78-year-old female. The fire occurred during daylight hours and fire officials say a smoldering cigarette was the cause. The smoke detectors were not operating. According to an Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office database, there have been 61 total fire deaths in Illinois this year....

2012-07-03 14:20:35

LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every night, it seems, major fires continue to lead both national and local newscasts. As the always potentially deadly combination of hot weather and wind worries both firefighters and property owners nationwide, the degree of interest in the best fire protection systems has never been higher. In fact, Fire Protection Group, Inc. is reporting a sharp spike in phone calls and serious inquires on all of their products and services, which include a...

2012-06-27 06:27:42

FRANKFORT, Ill., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) introduces a new video narrated by State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover to educate California homeowners who are living in homes protected with fire sprinklers. The video, titled "Living With Home Fire Sprinklers in California" is a collaborative effort between HFSC and CAL FIRE - Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). It teaches homeowners how fire sprinklers work, how to maintain them and it...