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EIU Fire Award

Friday, 1 November 2013

Eastern Illinois University is recognized for being the first state university to achieve complete compliance of the Fire Sprinkler Dormitory Act. The Act requires all on-campus housing at post-secondary institutions to have fire sprinklers installed by this year. Gary Hanebrink, EIU safety officer, said the award was something to be proud of. "We're grateful for the award and what it represents." Hanebrink said. "It's a validation of the efforts Eastern has made." Eastern started its efforts in 2000 with the installation of fire sprinklers in Pemberton Hall, the oldest woman's residence hall in the state of Illinois. The university finished its work last summer. The University is also in the process of adding sprinklers to all of its academic buildings.

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