Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board, spoke at the Northwest Residential Fire Sprinkler Summit about local residential sprinkler adoptions in his state.
Illinois has nearly 100 communities that have adopted sprinkler ordinances in accordance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. Free online access to NFPA 13D.
Tom Lia is a shining example of an individual who understands the effectiveness of sprinkler advocacy, and works in conjunction with fire service and life safety officials to underscore the necessity of sprinkler requirements.
Tom writes a regularly about fire sprinkler advocacy for NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative. See his posts.
Special thanks to Nanette Tatom, public information officer for Gig Harbor (WA) Fire & Medic One, for providing photos from the summit.