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September News


CPSC Notice of a Fuel Hose Recall
Posted: September 30, 2014

Franklin Fueling Systems Recalls Hardwall Fuel Curb Hose Due to Fire and Explosion Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Franklin-Fueling-Systems-Recalls-Hardwall-Fuel-Curb-Hose/

 

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall - Fire Hazard
Posted: September 29, 2014

The link below will provide the details for this product being recalled by the manufacturer for posing a potential fire hazard.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shivvers-Recalls-Country-Clipper-Riding-Lawn-Mowers/

 

Hearth and Home Gas Fireplace Recall Notice
Posted: September 23, 2014

For more informaiton, please see the link below.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hearth-and-Home-Technologies-Recalls-Gas-Fireplaces-Stoves-Inserts-and-Log-Sets/

 

Siemens recalls smoke detecto r fire alarms that can fail to sound
Posted: September 19, 2014

For more informaiton, please see the link below.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0HD2HL20140918?irpc=932

NFPA Update
Posted: 09/16/2104

Please see the link below for more information.

NFPA Update [PDF, 529Kb]

Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure
Posted: September 12, 2014

For more information, please see the link below.

Letter to Fire Marshals [PDF, 106Kb

Public Safety Notice Placard [PDF, 3Mb]]

Fire Protection Research Foundation Report Reviews Effectiveness of Cooking Fire Prevention Technologies
Posted: September 11, 2014

In an effort to help improve cooking safety, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has released a report to help establish future standard test protocols for new and emerging technologies designed to prevent cooking fires. Currently, no such standards exist.

The "Development of Standardized Cooking Fires for Evaluation of Prevention Technologies" report, conducted in partnership with Hughes Associates, Inc., included the results of two live fire test series that took a look at the pre-ignition conditions for cooking oils in pans on electric surface cooktop ranges, and identified conditions that would present the greatest challenges to future prevention technologies. Examples of such prevention devices include special cooking ranges that control the amount of heat output or shut off after detecting excess heat.

Cooking equipment-related fires are a leading cause of U.S. fire loss. From 2007 to 2011, more than 150,000 home structure fires involving cooking equipment were reported, causing over 400 annual deaths, 5,800 injuries, and $853 million in direct property damage each year, according to NFPA's "Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment" report.

"As cooking fires remain the number one cause of home fires, it is important to continue working on ways to develop standardized testing for new technologies related to cooking safety," says Kathleen Almand, NFPA vice president for research and executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. "This latest report gets us one important step closer to establishing a standard protocol that will help protect consumers in the kitchen."

Hughes Associates and the Foundation have been working together since 2010 to review such technological options.

More information about NFPA's work with Hughes Associates around cooking safety technology can be found in the 2013 report, "Development of Standardized Cooking Fires for Evaluation of Prevention Technologies: Phase One Date Analysis". The report is a follow up to a Foundation project, "Home Cooking Fire Mitigation: Technology Assessment", completed in 2011 that identified and assessed these technologies.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in support of the NFPA mission. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

 

Kidde Recalls Combination Smoke & CO2 Detectors Due to Alarm Failure
Posted: September 11, 2014

Kidde has recalled a model of their smoke and CO2 detectors. Click the link below for complete information.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/

 

THE ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS COLLEGE STUDENTS TO MAKE FIRE SAFETY A PRIORITY
Posted: September 10, 2014

See the link below for more information:

College Fire Safety Press Release [PDF 135Kb]

 

Great Innovations Humidifier Recall
Posted: September 8, 2014

September 3, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – (National) Great Innovations recalls humidifiers due to fire hazard; sold exclusively by QVC. Great Innovations announced a recall for about 70,000 Ultrasonic Clean Mist Humidifiers due to the potential for water to enter the humidifier base and cause a short circuit, posing a fire hazard. The humidifiers were sold nationwide through QVC TV and online at QVC.com between December 2013 and February. Source:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2014/Great-Innovations-Recalls-Humidifiers/

 

August News


Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall - potential Fire/Burn Hazard
Posted: August 26, 2014

The link below will provide the details of this product being recalled by the manufacturer for posing fire/burn hazards.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hewlett-Packard-Recalls-Notebook-Computer-AC-Power-Cords/

CO Poster Contest for Kids
Posted: July 25, 2014

Help stop the invisible killer! CPSC has just announced a new poster contest on the dangers of carbon monoxide. We need NFPA’s help spreading the word and saving lives. See the attached contest brochure.

The contest is open to middle school students in 6, 7 and 8th grades. Winning posters will be chosen by a panel of CPSC judges, based on a clear CO safety message, design originality and visual appeal. Three finalists from each grade 6,7 and 8 and one finalist chosen by a public vote on CPSC’s website will get each win $500 for a total of 10 finalists. CPSC judges will then chose one grand prize winner from the finalists. That lucky middle schooler will get an additional $1,000.

Use CPSC’s poster contest to teach your community about the dangers of poisonous carbon monoxide. Reach out to middle school students to get them involved in preventing CO poisoning and in saving lives.

This year, we are accepting online submissions only at www.cpsc.gov/COcontest. A completed parent/guardian permission form is required to participate and must be submitted with the poster online. The contest runs through February 2015.

Brochure [PDF, 1Mb]

STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS RESIDENTS TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO SAFETY WHILE GRILLING
Posted: July 14, 2014

SPRINGFIELD -- The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today released a series of grilling safety tips and is reminding residents to think of safety first in order to prevent incidents leading to fires and serious injuries while cooking with gas grills.

For the full press release, please see the link below.

07/13/2014 Press Release [PDF. 48Kb]

 

June News

Lifeguard Press Recalls Charging Kits Due to Fire, Shock Hazards | CPSC.gov
Posted: July 10, 2014

For more information, please see the link below.

Lifeguard Press Recalls Charging Kits Due to Fire, Shock Hazards | CPSC.gov

2014 OSFM FIREWORKS SAFETY Press Release 6-30-14
Posted: June 30, 2014

For the full press release, please see the link below.

Press Release {PDF, 42Kb]

CPSC Reports Increase in Fireworks-Related Deaths and Injuries in 2013
Posted: June 30, 2014

Please see the report at the link below.

http://www.cpsc.gov/Global/Research-and-Statistics/Injury-Statistics/Fuel-Lighters-and-Fireworks/2013FireworksReport.pdf

Fireworks 2014 - One-stop resource for media outlets
Posted: June 18, 2014

Please find the NFPA press release at the link below.

NFPA Press Release

A Special Wake for Former Fire Marshal
Posted: June 5, 2014

For more information, please click on the link below.

http://m.wics.com/article?id=5015817&categoryid=284&election=&provider

Governor's Proclamation: June 5th is State Fire Marshal Thomas Armstead Day
Posted: June 3, 2014

Governor Quinn has proclaimed June 5, 2014 as State Fire Marshal Thomas Armstead Day,

For the full proclamation, please see the link below.

State Fire Marshal Thomas Armstead Day [PDF, 116Kb]

Recall: Ventlab Resuscitator Bags
Posted: June 3, 2014

Please click here for more information.

State Farm and Illinois State Fire Marshall to host arson dog demonstration
Posted: June 3, 2014

http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/State-Farm-and-Illinois-State-Fire-Marshall-to-host-arson-dog-training-261541711.html

May News

THE ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY AWARENESS AND PREPARATION DURING NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH Press Release
Posted: May 30, 2014

June is National Safety Month - 'Safety: It Takes All of Us'

The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), in conjunction with the National Safety Council (NSC) is highlighting fire safety education as part of the annual observance of National Safety Month. This year’s campaign theme is "Safety: It Takes All of Us" and is aimed at encouraging the public to practice safe behavior to prevent personal injuries and deaths.

For the full press release, please see the link below.

2014_June_National_Safety_Month_Press_Release05302014 [PDF, 51Kb]

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls
Posted: May 30, 2014

The links below will provide you with the details regarding this manufacturer recall for these products due to posing fire hazards. Please share with your fire investigators.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trident-Recalls-Ultraviolet-Sanitation-Systems-for-Pools/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Sunbeam-Recalls-Holmes-Ceramic-Heaters/

J. Brian Wilson, MABAS Branch Chief
Fire Service Intelligence Officer
Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Suite 238
Springfield, IL. 62703
Phone: 217.558.3360 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DIRECT LINE NUMBER)
Cell: 618.578.0566
Fax: 217.558.7152
EMAIL: brian_wilson@isp.state.il.us

Nest Smoke Alarm Recall
Posted: May 28, 2014

Nest is recalling 440,000 smoke alarms. For more information, please see the article below.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/nest-recalling-440k-smoke-alarms-safety-risk-23814103

Dale Township FPD Announces Their Open House and Public Safety Day
Posted: May 27, 2014

Flyer is here [PDF, 52Kb]

RECALL ALERT
Posted: May 27, 2014

Cordelia Lighting recalls their two-lamp flourescent shop lights due to fire hazard.

Recall notice is here

One Million White-Rodgers Thermostats recalled.
Posted: May 1, 2014

For more information, please see the article below.

Chicago Sun-Times Article

April News

Press Release: THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO FOLLOW SAFE COOKING PRACTICES.
Posted: April 25, 2014

Cooking Fires Rank Second as Cause of Home Fires

SPRINGFIELD – The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is taking the lead in educating Illinois residents to practice safe cooking habits to prevent home fire tragedies. Unattended cooking continues to be a top cause of home fires and injuries since 1990. Since 2011, cooking fires have ranked second as the cause of home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Please see the link below for the full press release.

4-25-14_OSFM_Press_Release_Cooking_Safety [PDF, 47Kb]

2nd Annual 5K run/walk to benefit IFSA Burn Camp
Posted: April 8, 2014

It's time again for the annual 5K walk/run to raise funds for the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, "Camp I Am Me". The following attachments include sponsorship information, an event flyer and registration information.

Event Flyer [PDF, 366Kb]

5K Sponsorship Letter [PDF, 123Kb]

Registration [PDF, 415Kb]

Common Voices Fire Safety Day in Peoria on April 29th.
Posted: April 8, 2014

Common Voices Fire Safety Day

Common Voices is coming to East Peoria, Illinois on Tuesday, April 29, 2014! The Fire Safety Day will provide educational outreach on community fire protection to fire department personnel, community stakeholders (realtors, insurance agents, policy makers, homebuilders, water purveyors) and citizens alike. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend, lunch is provided free of charge. Registration is also free and available at www.fireadvocates.org, along with a schedule of all locations and dates. The event will conclude with a side-by-side burn demonstration at 2:00 p.m., which will highlight how fire sprinklers work and save lives.

PressReleaseCommon Voices Fire Safety Day Overview [PDF, 35Kb]

CV_Fire_Safety_Day_IL FLYER [PDF, 857Kb]

Recall notice: Dyson recalls portable electric heaters
Posted: April 4, 2014

Please see the link below.

http://www.suntimes.com/m/26569142-773/dyson-recalls-portable-electric-heaters.html

March News

Illinois State Fire Marshal Arson Investigator Jeff Pride IAAI Investigator of the Year!
Posted: March 28, 2014

Jeff Pride was selected by the International Association of Arson Investigators as “Investigator of the year”. Jeff was selected over several other investigators for his outstanding work in Cumberland Co. clearing over 20 arson cases and making 2 arrests. Jeff will be in Las Vegas April 15th to receive his award. Congratulations Jeff on a job well done

Honda Odyssey recalled for fuel pump fire risk - chicagotribune.com
Posted: March 17, 2014

For more informaion, please see the story from the Chicago Tribune at the link below.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/sns-rt-us-autos-honda-recall-20140315,0,6335155.story

Press Release: Fire Marshal Reminds Residents To Change Their Smoke Alarm Batteries As Clocks Are Set Forward This Sunday
Posted: March 7, 2014

Click here for the Press Release.

February News

Press Release: Governor Quinn Announces $4 Million in Fire Safety Investments for 193 Illinois Communities
Posted: February 28, 2014

For the full Press Release, please see the link below,

Governor Quinn Announces $4 Million in Fire Safety Investments for 193 Illinois Communities [PDF, 55Kb]

BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves Due to Fire Hazard | CPSC.gov
Posted: February 26, 2014

Please see the link below for more information.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/BRP-Recalls-Ski-Doo-and-Can-Am-Lithium-ion-Rechargeable-Batteries-and-Heated-Gloves/

Damaged Boilers from Colorado
Posted: February 26, 2014

From the Illinois Boiler Manager:

Inspectors,

I received this information from the Chief of Colorado. Please be on the look-out for this boiler. (The City of Chicago has also been notified).

"As you may recall, Colorado experienced some heavy rains and subsequent flooding last fall. My inspectors red tagged many boilers due to the flooding; some of those boilers were sold at auction. One of the boilers - photo attached was purchased by a company in Illinois and eventually was shipped back to IL in January 2014.

Sect IV, Parker WT, NB# 47533, yr blt 1997 Colorado Juris # 52139 written on the side.

Wanted to give you a heads up if this boiler should happen to show up in your jurisdiction. The boiler experienced flooding and obviously should refurbished if it is to be placed in service."

Clayton C. Novak
Division Chief
Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Division of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety

Please click here for a picture of an example.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recalls Due to Posing Fire, Burn, Shock Hazards
Posted: February 25, 2014

Attached are the links to several products that have been recalled for posing fire, shock or burn hazards. These may be of particular interest to your fire investigators.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lucent-Ace-Manufacturing-Recalls-LED-Flashlights/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/LEM-Products-Distribution-Expands-Recall-Including-Previously-Repaired-5-Tray-Food-Dehydrators/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2014/Kawasaki-USA-Recalls-Off-Road-Motorcycles/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Air-Compressors-Recalled-by-MAT-Industries/

J. Brian Wilson, MABAS Branch Chief
Fire Service Intelligence Officer
Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Suite 238
Springfield, IL. 62703

Tinley Park Fire Prevention; Run for Your Life Safety 5K
Posted: February 18, 2014

For more Information, please see the links below.

Tinley Park FD Event Flyer [PDF, 366Kb]
Tinley Park FD 5K sponsorship letter [PDF, 123Kb]
Tinley Park FD Registration [PDF, 415KB]

CPSC Recall - Air Compressors Recalled by MAT Industries Due to Shock Hazard
Posted: February 14, 2014

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Air-Compressors-Recalled-by-MAT-Industries/

Graco Child Seat Recall
Posted: February 13, 2014

For more informaiton, please see the link below.

http://www.suntimes.com/m/25528471-773/graco-recalling-nearly-38m-child-car-seats.html

Christmas Lights Recalled by Pepe Ganga Due to Fire and Shock Hazards | CPSC.gov
Posted: February 10, 2014

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Christmas-Lights-Recalled-by-Pepe-Ganga/

January News

Press Release: THE OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS BUILDING OWNERS OF COLD WEATHER ALERT FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
Posted: January 27, 2014

Keep Pipes Warm to Maintain Sprinkler Systems

CHICAGO – As the weather again rushes below zero, the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) wishes to remind building owners that it is important to take steps to prevent freeze-ups of water-based fire protection systems, such as automatic fire sprinkler systems.

While designers and installers of sprinkler systems take into account the variety of seasonal temperatures during installation, normal precautions should be taken to keep both the building and the fire sprinkler system warm. Like with all water-containing pipes, freezing temperatures can cause pipes to break or leak, resulting in problems during operation in the event of a fire. As we have seen, freezing temperatures outside also make it more difficult to utilize external sources for fire suppression, increasing the importance of the building’s internal systems.

Please click here for the full press release.

FEMA seeks applicants for Youth Preparedness Council
Posted: January 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council.

The Youth Preparedness Council is a unique opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a highly distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. Additionally, the youth leaders have the opportunity to complete a self-selected youth preparedness project and to share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national youth preparedness organizations. Once selected, members serve on the Council for one year, with the option to extend for an additional year, if formally requested by FEMA.

Council activities and projects center around five key areas of engagement: Programs, Partnerships, Events, Public Speaking/Outreach and Publishing. Members represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities. They also meet with FEMA on a regular basis to provide ongoing input on strategies, initiatives and projects throughout the duration of their term.

Any individual between the ages of 12 and 17 who is engaged in individual and community preparedness or who has experienced a disaster that has motivated him or her to make a positive difference in his or her community, may apply to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. Individuals who applied last year are highly encouraged to apply again. Adults working with youth and/or community preparedness are encouraged to share the application with youth who might be interested in applying.

Youth interested in applying to the Council must submit a completed application form and two letters of recommendation. Specific information about completing and submitting the application and attachments can be found in the application instructions. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than February 24, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be eligible. New Youth Preparedness Council members will be announced in May 2014.

For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and to access the application materials, please visit http://www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness-council.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall - Fire and Burn hazard
Posted: January 15, 2014

The link below will provide the details of this Oscillating Fan/Heater that poses fire and burn hazards.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Sears-and-Kmart-Recall-Kenmore-Oscillating-Fan-Heaters/

J. Brian Wilson, MABAS Branch Chief
Fire Service Intelligence Officer
Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Suite 238
Springfield, IL. 62703

STATE FIRE MARSHAL WARNS THE PUBLIC TO BEWARE OF FIRE DANGER FROM ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCES
Posted: January 10, 2014

Heating Equipment: Leading Cause of Home Fatal Heating Fires in U.S.

SPRINGFIELD – The Office of The Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is raising awareness about winter fire risks, especially with the use of space heaters and fire places as alternative sources to heat homes. Nearly half of all home heating related fires occur between the months of December and February, according to the National Fire Safety Association.

Please click here for the full Press Release

Consumer Product Safety Commission - 32 inch Coby TV Recall Due to Risk of Fire
Posted: January 10, 2014

The link below will provide the details regarding the recall of specific 32" Flat Screen Televisions for posing fire hazards. Affects nearly 9000 units.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eleven-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/

J. Brian Wilson, MABAS Branch Chief
Fire Service Intelligence Officer
Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center
2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Suite 238
Springfield, IL. 62703

Product Recall Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
Posted January 9, 2014

The links below provide the details regarding these two items that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for posing potential Carbon Monoxide hazards.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/US-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/New-Yorker-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers/

 

December News

Westchester becomes fire-safe community | The Doings La Grange
Posted: December 26, 2013

For more information, please the link below.

http://lagrange.suntimes.com/news/westfire-LAG-12102013:article

Yankee Candle Ring recall
Posted: December 20, 2013

The link below will provide you with the details regarding this product that has been recalled for posing a fire and burn hazard.
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Candle-Ring-Recalled-by-Yankee-Candle

Press Release: OSFM Media Alert -Menards Christmas Tree Recall
Posted: December 17, 2013

CHICAGO – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has learned about a serious risk of fires or electric shocks caused by a specific artificial Christmas tree exclusively sold at Menards stores. The chain of stores has ordered a recall of 1,800 pre-lit Christmas trees due to a few incidents involving overheating, which could lead to fires or may cause electric shocks.

Please click here for the full press release [PDF, 23Kb]

MABAS Notice: Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall - Fire and Burn Hazard
Posted: December 17, 2013

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recall - Fire and Burn Hazard

The link below will provide you with the details regarding this product that has been recalled for posing a fire and burn hazard. This can be shared freely and may be most valuable to your fire investigators.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Google-and-HP-Recall-HP-Chromebook-11-Chargers/

J. Brian Wilson, MABAS Branch Chief
Fire Service Intelligence Officer
Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center

Menard recalls Christmas trees due to fire risk - DailyHerald.com
Posted: December 17, 2013

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131217/business/712179899/

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Product Recalls - Potential Fire Hazards
Posted: December 12, 2013

The links below will provide the details of these products that have been recalled due to posing fire hazards. As always, this information can be shared freely with your fire investigation personnel.

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shaw-Industries-Recalls-Carpet/

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/

Denver Global Products Recalls Multi-Purpose Yard Vehicles Due to Laceration, Fire Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores (Recall Alert) | CPSC.gov
Posted: December 10, 2013

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2014/Denver-Global-Products-Recalls-Multi-Purpose-Yard-Vehicles/

THE OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS RESIDENTS TO PROPERLY USE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS TO PREVENT HOME FIRES
Posted: December 9, 2013

Unsafe Holiday Decorations Could Lead to Home Fires

SPRINGFIELD - The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) reminds residents to use caution as certain holiday lights and other decorations with line voltage can be directly linked to fires. In an effort to prevent fire incidents, old holiday decorations and extension cords should be checked and tested before use.

Please click here for the full press release.

November News

Press Release: 2013 Thanksgiving Fire safety Press Release 11-21-13
Posted: November 26, 2013

Please click here to see the full press release [PDF, 49Kb].


October News

ILLINOIS STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS HAUNTED HOUSE OPERATORS TO FOLLOW FIRE SAFETY CODES
Posted: October 24, 2013

OSFM Also Reminds Families to Think of Fire Safety in Order to Have a Safe Halloween.

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges families across the state to be aware of fire safety rules when bringing their children to haunted houses during this Halloween season. When special amusements fail to follow state safety codes, they pose the risk of potentially deadly fires.

Click here for the full copy of the Press Release.

 

THE ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL CELEBRATES 2013 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK.
Posted: October 8, 2013

Please click for press release. October 8, 2013 at 1:34pm THE ILLINOIS OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL CELEBRATES 2013 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK This Year’s Theme: Prevent Kitchen Fires SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) today announced it is joining the national campaign from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to prevent house fires as part of Fire Prevention Week (FPW). This year’s campaign runs from October 6th to 12th and the goal of the FPW is to provide the public with safety tips to promote safe cooking and kitchen habits for the entire family.

Please click here for the full press release