Illinois Fire Prevention Association

21st Annual IFPA/SFPE Chicago Chapter Fire Protection Product Show

The Medinah Banquets

550 N. Shriners Dr. Addison, IL 60101

September 21st, 2021

Free Admission to Show & 2 Free PDH/CEU Classes

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The Illinois Fire Prevention Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers are once again hosting their annual product show.

  • One of the largest exhibitions of products, services and related industrial components of the Fire Protection industry in the Chicagoland area.   Admission to the show is Free.
  • Manufacturers, Fabricators, Distributors, Insurance Organizations, Engineering Companies and Fire Prevention Associations will exhibit the cutting edge of fire products, services and information.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served in the banquet hall for all attendees.  Cash Bar.
  • Door Prizes awarded
  • We will offer 2 FREE CEU or Professional Development Class’s prior to the show.

This year, classes are staggered due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Registration is required as seats are limited. Only 50 people will be allowed per group.  For this reason, there are two separate registration options: 


Group B

For Group A, the schedule will be:
2:00-2:45pm: Class #1
3:00-4:00pm: Exhibition
4:00pm-4:45pm: Class #2
5-7pm Supplier Exhibition

For Group B, the schedule will be:
2:00-3:00pm: Exhibition
3:00-3:45pm: Class #1
4:00-5:00pm: Expo
5:00pm-5:45pm: Class #2
6-7pm Supplier Exhibition


Class #1

Title: New Chicago Building Code
Presenter: Carl Baldassarra and Kim Clawson (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates)

Abstract:  The presentation will summarize major changes related to fire protection engineers included in the Chicago Building Code that went into effect in 2020. Learn from two “insiders” who were invited to serve as co-chair of the Fire Protection and Life Safety Technical Working Group and as a member of the Enclosure and Materials Technical Working Group for the City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings Modernization Construction Code Program, Phase 2, involving a complete revision of the City’s Building Code, its first major change in 70 years.  Unlike previous editions, the new edition of the Code is based upon the International Building Code.

Class #2

Title: Corrosion Management for Fire Sprinkler Systems
Presenter: Bill Aaron (Engineered Corrosion Solutions)

Abstract: This presentation discusses the science of corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. The benefits and practical application of using Nitrogen Gas to inert Wet Pipe, Dry Pipe and Preaction Fire Sprinkler Systems to prevent and manage internal corrosion. Under a nitrogen atmosphere, oxygen corrosion, which is the primary cause of corrosion related failures in sprinkler systems, can be completely controlled resulting in reduced risk (life safety, leak and business continuity), enhanced performance, and extended life of the fire sprinkler system. Excluding oxygen from both wet and dry (preaction) pipe fire sprinkler system piping by purging with nitrogen gas can reduce the corrosion rate in a fire sprinkler system by 99% and significantly extend the useful life of the piping.

Please use the follow links to register for 


We ask that everyone, including vaccinated individuals, follow social distancing when possible and wear a mask when participating in the classes and walking the expo. Please follow the local restrictions as well when participating.

For more information contact:
Mick Bradford (IFPA) 630-688-2635
Lee Mullin (SFPE): 913-687-3668

We look forward to seeing you soon!.

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