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How an Illinois fire chief became a powerful spokesperson for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. When Chief Mike Figolah signed on with the Mount Prospect Fire Department, he became a strong supporter of their NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, ordinance passed in 2003, as well as the village’s requirements for sprinklers in all townhomes and low-level multifamily structures. A tear-down-and-rebuild community, Mount Prospect now has over 150 single-family homes protected with sprinklers. As fire chief, Figolah regularly hosted Fire Prevention Week open house events. Each year, thegrand finaleincluded a live burn and sprinkler demonstration for large audiences that demonstrated the difference between sprinklered and

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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