Board Message Posted April 2021
Well, the virtual conference was just over a week ago. With the exception of Monday having
over 90 people in attendance, the other four days each had over 70. Some of the feed back
we have heard were that the speakers were great, and many enjoyed the virtual format.
If you have not filled out the survey that was sent out, please do so.
In mid-summer we will begin the process of planning for the 2022 conference. Ideally, we’d like
to do an in-person format, as we believe there is much to be learned by being together. If you
have any ideas regarding conference topics or speakers for next year, please let our office know.
In April we will again begin monthly virtual mini-seminars. April’s will be on Amusement Rides and Tents, and May’s will be on Fire Alarm Plan review. Registration will be available soon on our website.
In June we will be offering a Fire Inspector 2 class, in New Lenox, so if you are in need of that class make sure you let the office know, as there will be attendance caps due to distancing concerns.
The Illinois Fire Safety Alliance is offering Safety Series, a new public education initiative aimed to inform the general public on a variety of fire safety and burn prevention topics through live, interactive video broadcasts. The IFSA has collaborated with some of the largest fire departments in Illinois to bring important, life-saving information to those of all ages.
All six sessions in 2021 will be made available to all through Facebook Live on the IFSA’s page. There is no cost to tune in. See this link for more information https://www.ifsa.org/safetyseries
The series topics are: Bonfires, Firepits, & Grilling; Scald Prevention; Fire Risks for Older Adults; Cooking Safely; Home Heating & Holidays, and the presenters will be the Chicago Fire Department; Countryside Fire Protection District; Joliet Fire Department; Naperville Fire Department; Rockford Fire Department; and the Springfield Fire Department
A report has been issued by UL and the Air-conditioning Heating and Refrigerant Institute on flammable refrigerants and firefighter considerations. The attached PDF, Air-conditioning Heating and Refrigerant Institute Report No. 8028 A2L Refrigerants and Firefighter Tactical Considerations, was forwarded to us to disseminate to our membership.
The following are the latest recalls from the Consumer Products Safety Commission:
Haro Bicycles Recalls Masi Evoluzione and Gran Corsa Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard and Risk of Injury: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Haro-Bicycles-Recalls-Masi-Evoluzione-and-Gran-Corsa-Bicycles-Due-to-Fall-Hazard-and-Risk-of-Injury
Hillsdale Furniture Recalls Jennings Counter and Bar Stools Due to Fall Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Hillsdale-Furniture-Recalls-Jennings-Counter-and-Bar-Stools-Due-to-Fall-Hazard
Lifetime Products Recalls 6-Foot Seminar Tables Due to Injury Risk: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Lifetime-Products-Recalls-6-Foot-Seminar-Tables-Due-to-Injury-Risk
HD Hudson Recalls Battery-Powered Sprayers Due to Fire Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/HD-Hudson-Recalls-Battery-Powered-Sprayers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
HOFISH Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/HOFISH-Recalls-Mattresses-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Flammability-Standard-Sold-Exclusively-on-Amazon-com
Global Home Imports Recalls Platform Bed Frames Due to Serious Injury Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Global-Home-Imports-Recalls-Platform-Bed-Frames-Due-to-Serious-Injury-Hazard
Birdie Belay Devices Recalled Due to Risk of Injury; Made by Beal Sas: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Birdie-Belay-Devices-Recalled-Due-to-Risk-of-Injury-Made-by-Beal-Sas
Flame King Recalls Hog 100-Pound Propane Cylinders Due to Fire Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Flame-King-Recalls-Hog-100-Pound-Propane-Cylinders-Due-to-Fire-Hazard
Check the website for the following upcoming events:
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Fire Inspector 1, New Lenox
April 23 – Mini seminar and meeting – Amusement Rides and Tents
May 3-5, 10 & 11– Fire and Life Safety Educator class – Plainfield
May 21 – Fire Alarm Plan Review
June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1 – Fire Inspector 2, New Lenox