article in the July 2015 issue of The Chicagoland Cooperator dicusses the city of Chicago’s 2005 Life Safety Ordinance that requires all high-rises over 80 feet tall built before 1975 to be retrofitted with fire sprinkler systems. The article details buildings’ current compliance with the ordinance and features comments about the importance of fire sprinklers from Phil Zaleski, executive director of the nonprofit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, and Tom Lia, executive director of the nonprofit Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. Lia also notes the affordability of the systems. Read more about why fire sprinklers are needed in Chicago’s high-rises.]]>