Safety advocate initiates a victorious push for sprinklers in Illinois

By Fred Durso, Jr. Tom Lia is one busy man. He’s a constant presence at the number of live burn/sprinkler demonstrations taking place monthly in Illinois. He knows how to work the media to promote home fire sprinklers. He’s assisted other safety advocates in conducting sprinkler-specific open houses. LIa is an educational powerhouse, and knows education will lead Illinois to a safer future. His efforts are already paying off; close to 100 Illinois communities have adopted sprinkler requirements. A humble Lia, however, deflects any credit for these successes. “It’s due to the dedication and motivation of the fire and building officials who believe in…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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