The Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) newsletter features the first fire sprinkler protected home in the Village of Alsip, IL. According to NIFSAB the Alsip Fire Department worked with village officials to pass a home fire sprinkler ordinance in October 2007, recognizing that fire sprinklers are "crucial life safety elements" for home occupants and firefighters.
This year, during the building process of the first home to be protected with fire sprinklers, fire officials and the NIFSAB held an open house attended by numerous organizations. http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e8a05fc1a970d-pi
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