• Obit Joseph Benjamin Roy Jr., retired state fire marshal

    Ben was FMANA (IFMA) President from 1989-1990 and Executive Secretary from 1991-1998.Joseph Benjamin Roy Jr., retired state fire marshalApril 21, 2020 Joseph Benjamin Roy Jr., 81, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Saturda...
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  • How Common Are House Fires?

    House fires are much more common than people usually think. So, how common are house fires? Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. fire departments reported an estimated of 358,500 residential home fires every year. In the r...
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  • Fire Service Intelligence Survey

    Good day, Fire Service Colleagues: My name is Derrick Phillips. I am a Battalion Chief with the St. Louis Fire Department with responsibilities for training and homeland security. As a Master's candidate at the Nava...
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  • Give young teens the tools to be safe at home during COVID-19

    Not everyone has the luxury of working from home in these weeks of restrictions. And that means kids old enough to stay alone or to mind younger siblings may be tasked to make lunches, prep dinners, and be responsible...
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  • D.I.Y. - The Dangers of Mixing Household Chemicals

      During the spread of COVID-19, people are doing what they can to disinfect and keep their homes clean. Limited availability of particular products may lead people to concoct their own cleaning solutions, and u...
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  • Free NFPA fire and life safety webinars this week offer access to experts in fire protection, healthcare, and construction safety

      National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) subject matter experts will host a free COVID-19 Fire and Life Safety Webinar Series this Tuesday through Thursday, April 14-16. During the three one hour sessi...
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  • NFPA Develops Additional Guidance for Health Care Facilities Working to Establish and Maintain Adequate Levels of Fire and Life Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

    When health care facilities are operating under the conditions like the ones the U.S. health care system is facing right now, stressors are placed on everything, including physical space, staffing levels, available su...
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  • Illinois Fire Inspectors Association Update

    It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Lonnie Jackson, retired Deputy Fire Chief, Village of Mt. Prospect.   Lonnie was one of the founding members of the IFIA serving as Executive Director for ...
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  • IFMA Proposed By-law Change

    Proposed by-law change for consideration at the June 14, 2020 IFMA Business meeting in Orlando, FL at 3pm.    Pursuant to Article 6 of the Regulations Governing NFPA Sections, effective as of March 2020, the...
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  • UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers (Release 20PN-01)

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 13, 2020 — 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 sprink...
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  • NFPA Hot Work Safety Program

    NFPA Hot Work Safety ProgramNFPA's Hot Work Safety Certificate Program was created to help those in the construction industry develop awareness and understanding of dangers and safety procedures to promote safety on t...
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  • Presidents Report

    Greetings!   I trust we’ve all had a great early winter and are looking forward to the coming spring and summer. Winter is a slow time for many of us and for me it is an exciting period.  In late Jan...
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  • IL Fire Inspectors Association Update

     by Robert Morris   In December we swore in our new slate of officers. They are Jamie Brown, New Lenox; Jay Atherton, Palatine; Mary Ludeman, Plainfield; Mike Rons, Schaumburg. Welcome them when you next s...
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  • IFMA 2020 Nominating Committee Report

    The 2020 IFMA nominating committee submits the following report for the upcoming IFMA Election.   President: Chris Hiener – Fire Marshal Union Fire District, RI 1st Vice President: Ken Tyree – Stat...
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  • Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Community Risk Reduction Symposium

    The sixth Vision 20/20 Model Performance in Community Risk Reduction Symposium is the premier event focusing on Community Risk Reduction and will be held on February 18-20 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Registr...
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  • Illinois Fire Inspectors Association Update

    By Robert Morris   Our summer golf outing with the IL Automatic Fire Alarm Association was a big success. We had almost 90 golfers and could not have ordered better weather.   Our annual Fire Preven...
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  • Presidents Report

    Happy Fall! Sometimes I think that the new year should really begin with fall. The kids are all back in school, current projects and programs are wrapping up and many of us are knee deep (at least) in budget and prog...
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  • NFPA CRR Activities

    What is Community Risk Reduction (CRR)?  As defined in NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, CRR is a process to identify and prioritize local r...
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  • NFPA Data, research, and tools

    To keep you in the know, NFPA studies fire data in detail to provide insights about the overall fire problem, firefighter fatalities and injuries, major fire causes, fire protection systems, and many other topics. Thr...
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  • Vision 20/20 smoke and carbon monoxide alarms being sold on e-commerce sites that do not meet current product safety standards

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