Category: In The News

Lake County Illinois Adopts New Building Codes

Lake County Illinois Adopts New Building Codes In 2022, 86 people died across the state of Illinois in residential structure fires. To help prevent such tragedies in 2023 and beyond, the Lake County Board has adopted the 2018 series of International Code Council building codes, and these new building codes are now in effect. What […]

Check the Weight Before It’s Too Late

Check the Weight Before It’s Too Late In August 2023, the Libertyville Fire Department reported that many businesses were not compliant with current fire extinguisher codes. Chapter 6, Article V, Section 906.3 of the Libertyville Code of Ordinances states that the minimum size ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher permitted shall be 10 pounds. Fire safety […]

National Backflow Prevention Day

National Backflow Prevention Day On August 16th, 2021, the first National Backflow Prevention Day was celebrated nearly a century after one of the most tragic backflow incidents in U.S. history. The 1933 Chicago World Fair attracted people from all over the world to see the rapidly growing metropolis of Chicago. Unfortunately, two of the main […]

NFPA 25 Inspection Requirements

NFPA 25 Inspection Requirements The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit organization. This organization is responsible for setting codes and standards for best practices in the fire protection industry. As advancements are made in sprinkler technologies and new methods are developed, the codes require regular updates. Recently, the NFPA has included new requirements […]

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Make Eye Protection Part of Your 2023 Vision Workplace eye injuries send 20,000 people to the emergency room each year. To help raise awareness and prevent such accidents, the American Academy of Ophthalmology names July National Eye Injury Prevention Month. With half the year gone already, take some time to refocus your safety efforts to […]

Common Causes of Fire by Industry

Do you know the most common cause of fires by industry?  Fire hazards are evident everywhere, but did you know that different industries have different challenges when it comes to fire hazards? Knowing the most common causes of fires by industry can help you take action to prevent them. Here are the leading causes of […]

Keep the Wreath Red

Keep the Wreath Red Many fire departments participate in the “Keep the Wreath Red” tradition during the holiday season. The program was launched in 1980 by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association aimed at increasing the awareness of safety while decorating your homes for the holidays. According to the NFPA, “holiday lights and other decorative lighting were […]

Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen

Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen  Food brings family and friends together, especially around the holidays or during celebrations. As you prepare for all your fun family festivities, it is important to keep kitchen fire safety in mind to keep you and your loved ones safe. Cooking Can Be Costly The NFPA reports that […]

Creepin’ It Real with these Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Costumes, Pumpkins, & Fire Safety… OH MY! Halloween Fire Safety Guide Halloween is a time for sweets, scares, and fun, but do you know how to stay safe? Each year on average, 780 house fires begin from Halloween decorations. More than two of every five Halloween house fires occurred because decorations were placed too close […]

Fire Prevention Week 2022

Fire Prevention Week 2022 On October 8th, 1871, the City of Chicago was devastated by a vicious fire that raged across the city for two days. The blaze, now known as the Great Chicago Fire, took more than 250 lives, 17,400 structures, 2,000 acres of land, and left a lasting impact across the nation. In […]