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Home fire sprinkler ordinance the result of fire chief’s vocal support and educational efforts

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire Chief Dean Maggos helped develop one of Chicagoland’s first side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstrations, and it’s evident his passion for home fire sprinklers has only intensified over the years. As fire chief and building department director for the Village of La Grange Park in Illinois, Maggos has presided over the completion of 61 teardown-and-rebuild projects and single-family-home retrofits featuring installation in accordance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. With Maggos at the helm, the La Grange Park Fire Department has also conducted live fire/sprinkler demonstrations at its annual open house

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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