The Project was initially presented verbally to educate the students of risks of fires and how to prevent them. Now years later and with the help of the Decatur community, Millikin University, Camp I Am Me, and the State Fire Marshals Office, this initiative is continuing to supply students with free fire safety equipment – including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and even escape ladders.
Operation Save-A-Life kicked-off its summer safety initiative with the support of the Chicago Fire Department, ABC 7 News, Kidde, The Home Depot, and Camp I Am Me. The media event, which was held at Engine Company 115 on the south side of the city, had representatives from each of the collaborating partners to highlight the
Due to the updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law, residents encouraged to “Change your clock, and check or replace your alarms.” When residents change their clocks to spring ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST) this coming Sunday, March 12, Illinois’ updated Smoke Alarm Law will now influence how citizens have checked their safety alarms
“Be Alarmed!,” which began in 2018, is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in the state of Illinois. The fire departments then deliver the education and install the smoke alarms in at-risk homes within their communities. Both the educational materials and the smoke alarms are provided to fire departments at no cost as a…
The IFSA and Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal recognizes and congratulates, the Niles Fire Department, for their outstanding contributions to fire safety education and the installation of 1,000 10-year battery smoke alarms, through active participation in the Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program.
In 2017, the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance worked with the General Assembly to pass a law which will require Illinois residents to replace their old smoke alarms with the type that has a long-term, 10-year sealed battery beginning January 1, 2023. This would apply to residents that are still using alarms with removable batteries or alarms that are not hardwired.
In early August, members of the Girl Scout Junior Troop 45829 (Arlington Heights/Wheeling) gathered at the IFSA office in Mount Prospect to assemble 80 smoke alarm installation kits. Through the cooperation of First Alert, the IFSA will be hosting a series of 9 media events throughout the state this year to educate the public on the impending Illinois smoke alarm law, which goes into effect January 1, 2023.
The Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program, administered cooperatively by the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has two new corporate partners to help support the distribution of fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in Illinois. Beginning in April 2022, Lowe’s home improvement store and Aurora, Illinois-based First Alert became the major corporate groups to help expand the program to more fire departments in the state.
Every spring, fire safety experts along with the nonprofit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) reminds residents about the life-saving habit of checking their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when setting their clocks forward for daylight saving time.
In late-July, several members of Chicago Water & Fire Restoration gathered at the IFSA office in Mount Prospect to assemble 80 smoke alarm installation kits. Through the cooperation of First Alert, the IFSA will be hosting a series of eight media events throughout Illinois this year to educate the public on the new Illinois smoke alarm law, which will take effect in a couple years…