Tuesday, August 16, 2016
SPRINGFIELD – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (“OSFM”) announced today that on August 12, 2016, a DeKalb County Circuit Court issued a Default Judgment Order against an Illinois corporation and its president totaling $1,362,000 for violations of the Gasoline Storage Act at a closed gas station in DeKalb operated by the corporation. The Court ordered that Sultan Petroleum of Illinois, Inc. (“Sultan Petroleum”) shall pay $681,000 in civil fines and penalties for the infractions and that Saad Sindhu, president of Sultan Petroleum and the site’s landowner, shall also pay $681,000 in civil fines and penalties. The order came in response to the defendants’ failure to remove four abandoned underground petroleum storage tanks at the station, along with other violations of the Gasoline Storage Act.
Friday, June 24, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) are reminding organizations and individuals sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses and certificates issued by the IDNR and the OSFM prior to their fireworks show.
Friday, May 27, 2016
SPRINGFIELD – With Memorial Day weekend approaching and grills lighting up all across Illinois, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reminds residents to take proactive measures to keep their summer barbecues safe and fun for all involved.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner attended the 23rd Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony today at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. The service honors the men and women who have died in the line of duty while protecting the people of Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD – Firefighters from across the state gathered in Springfield to remember firefighters who died in service and honor 27 other firefighters for their outstanding bravery and service to their communities during the 23rd Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Firefighter Medal of Honor Awards Ceremony.