"A Call for Fire Sprinklers in Chicago’s Existing Residential High-Rises" - Mike McGreal, Firedyne Engineering
Article: High-Rise Buildings: What Should We Do About Them? (Fire Protection Engineering, July 1, 2006)
A High-Rise With Fire Sprinklers
Is THE ONLY Place To Live
If you are looking at a high-rise apartment or condo in Chicago, take a close look. Make sure it is protected by a fire sprinkler system.
Because fire sprinklers will save your life if there’s a fire. Sprinklers are the single most effective way to protect you in a fire. 85% of all fire deaths in 2010 occurred in the home.* Learn more.
The Chicago Life Safety Code
Unfortunately, there are hundreds of high-rise buildings in Chicago that are NOT protected with fire sprinklers, many have not complied with the city fire safety codes. Imagine being in a high-rise that catches fire, but doesn’t have fire sprinklers to automatically put it out. Would firefighters be able to reach the upper floors? Would you be able to survive? Learn more.
When you are ready to make a move, take a close look and choose the high-rise that makes sense—one protected by a fire sprinkler system. Find out if the building you're considering is up to code.
We also have information about how to have your building retrofitted with fire sprinklers.
If you are a building owner or manager find out how your building can be retrofitted and meet fire code before it's too late.