Village Of Gurnee Fire Department Earns 2007 Life Safety Achievement Award

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Oct 17, 2008

Administration - Press Releases - 2008

Village of Gurnee Fire Department Earns 2007 Life Safety Achievement Award

GURNEE - October 17, 2008 - The Village of Gurnee Fire Department has been presented
with a Life Safety Achievement Award for the year 2007 by the
Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI). The Village of Gurnee Fire
Department qualified for this award in year 2007 because it recorded
zero fire deaths in structures during that year. Although residential
fires in the U.S. account for only 20 percent of all fires, they result
in 80 percent of all fire deaths.

“The Gurnee Fire Department offers a variety of public education
opportunities throughout the year. I am extremely proud of each member
of the Gurnee Fire Department for their efforts to keep the public
informed. I am also proud of our local partners and members of the
community who take advantage of these quality and informative
opportunities. Our team works very hard each year to keep public
education at the forefront of departmental priorities. Zero fire deaths
in Gurnee during 2007 demonstrate these efforts are working,” stated
Fire Chief Friedl. “The Gurnee Fire Department is proud to receive
the Life Safety Achievement Award and the remarkable accomplishment it
represents.”

For 15 years, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized the
local fire prevention activities that contributed to reducing the number
of lives lost in residential fires. The RFSI is a public interest group
whose mission is to reduce residential fire deaths and injuries. The
RFSI advocates the use of residential fire sprinklers, smoke alarms,
carbon monoxide detectors and teaching people fire-safe behavior. The
RESI assists fire departments with implementing residential
sprinkler/smoke alarm programs on a local basis. The RFSI's membership
includes the United States Fire Administration, the National Association
of State Fire Marshals and private industry/associations with an
interest in and commitment to residential fire safety.

For more information about the Gurnee Fire Department, please visit:
/fire/index.html

For more information about the Residential Fire Safety Institute,
please visit:
http://www.firesafehome.org/indexflash.html

 

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