We take a moment to remember the passing last month of Jim Feit, of
the Barrington Fire Department. Jim served there for decades, and was
their Fire Marshal.

Jim served on board of Directors of the IFIA and was President in 1989.
Anyone that met him would remember what an outgoing personality he



Plans are in high gear for final details of the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Conference. While we have over 120 registered, there is still room for you.

For those just getting into, or wanting more information on CRR, there will be a free, to IFIA members, preconference on CRR. The full conference runs from March 18 - 20. To register go to the website at Don’t forget that these hours will apply for OSFM inspector recertification, as well as for ICC and NFPA, should you have those certifications.

For those looking for an Inspector 2 class, one will be offered on April Thursdays in Palatine. You may have several choices for your Inspector 1 and 2 classes, but keep in mind that the IFIA instructors have been in the inspection business for many years, or decades in some cases. Some also instruct programs at the national level. Our presenters are truly subject matter experts.

For those wanting an FLSE class, that will be April 27 – 29, and May 4-5 in Downers Grove. Registrations are filling up for these classes, so sign up now on the IFIA website.

Mark your calendars now for April 24 th. This is the date of our normal mini-seminar, however we are trying something different that month. This class will be held at the Plainfield Fire District, and instead of just a morning, this will be most of the day. Due to concerns voiced of basic training needed for new inspectors, this class will a basics of NFPA 13. Lunch will be provided. The cost of the entire day is only $25 per person. The cost should allow all inspectors to attend, and don’t forget to invite your building official. This could be beneficial to them.


Until next month….

The following are the latest recalls from the Consumer Products Safety Commission:

Rawlings Recalls Catcher’s Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury:

Infantino Recalls Infant Carriers Due to Fall Hazard:

Country Home Products Recalls DR Walk Behind Leaf Blowers Due to Projectile Hazard:


Juratoys Recalls Bead Maze Toys Due to Choking Hazard:

Star Water Systems Recalls Sump Pumps Due to Fire Hazard: 

Sun Organic Recalls Wintergreen Essential Oils Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirements; Risk of Poisoning:

Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Gas-Powered Golf, PTV, Utility and Shuttle Off-Road Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard: 

Fanim Industries Recalls Harbor Breeze Santa Ana Ceiling Fan Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores:

Contigo Reannounces Recall of 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Additional Incidents with Replacement Lids Provided in Previous Recall:

Browning Recalls Pistol Holsters Due to Injury Hazard:


Kolcraft Recalls Inclined Sleeper Accessory Included with Cuddle ‘n Care and Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinets & Incline Sleepers to Prevent Risk of Suffocation:

Safavieh Recalls Chests of Drawers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards: 

Home Depot Recalls 4-Drawer Whitewash Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards:

Lennox Industries Recalls Ductless Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard:


Just Blanks Children’s Nightgowns Recalled by Ishtex Textile Products Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Burn Hazard:

Step2 Recalls Children’s Grocery Shopping Carts Due to Laceration Hazard:

IKEA Recalls KULLEN 3-Drawer Chests Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Consumers Urged to Anchor Chests or Return for Refund:

Check the website for the following upcoming events:
March 18 – 20 - Fire and Life Safety conference in East Peoria -, with the free pre-conference on
the 17th
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Inspector 2, Palatine
April 27, 28, 29 May 4, 5 - Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Downers Grove


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