The Manhattan American reports that the Manhattan Fire Protection District (MFPD) was honored as a fire-safe community at the recent Illinois Residential Fire Sprinkler Symposium in Addison. The district was recognized for passing a fire sprinkler ordinance for newly constructed homes in 2012. MFPD is one of 91 jurisdictions in Illinois to have such an ordinance.
The award was presented by state fire service organizations; including the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, Illinois Fire Inspectors Association, the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB).
"Congratulations to the Manhattan Fire Protection District for recognizing the important life-safety protection that fire sprinklers provide in homes," says Tom Lia, executive director of NIFSAB. "New homes in the Manhattan Fire Protection District will now have the ultimate protection for current residents and firefighters and future generations."
"The summit was extremely successful because it provided a great forum for various professionals from life-safety organizations, including fire and building officials, fire safety engineers and industry officials to share information and methods in support of residential fire sprinklers and their lifesaving value here in Illinois and across the nation," says Fire Chief Bob Tinucci, director of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and chairman of the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition.