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About Us    

IROL, LLC was created by a group of individuals who have over 100 years of combined experience in the Fire and Life Safety Industry and as Fire Administrators.

What started as a conversation regarding the Inspection Process and the amount of time it took to correlate with the three main entities involved: Authorities Having Jurisdiction, Service Providers, and Commercial Property Owners/Occupants; soon became a much larger project.

IROL’s Team wanted to create a user friendly, web-based site allowing simple, yet efficient and effective solutions. Productivity, organization, communication and compliance are aspects of the Inspection Process our Team knew we could enhance. We’ve utilized today’s technology to meet the needs of Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), Service Providers (SP), and Commercial Property Owners(PO)/Occupants .

IROL’s Mission is to continuously improve our customer’s ability to receive and manage data and information, in turn, improving efficiency and organization via technology. We help connect Authorities, Providers and Owners through one central and secure web location.

While our main focus is Fire and Life Safety, our site does allow for any inspection a Property Owner/Occupant may need/require to be created; and any Service Provider to offer their selected services to any and all customers. Please Contact us to find out more.

IROL’s principals value your input. We are dedicated to creating a site that fits the needs of our users. Please feel free to Contact us with questions, comments, suggestions and feedback.

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Dave Donka


Dave’s Duties:

Dave is the President and Managing Member of IROL, LLC and oversees the administrative functions, finances, insurance and accounting. He comes from over thirty years of experience in the Fire/Life Safety Industry as the previous Owner and Operator of Aurora Tri State Fire Protection. Dave has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Economics from Northern Illinois University.

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” -Richard Branson

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Jake Mathew

Site Development

Jake’s Duties:

Jake is the lead designer and architect for IROL. He was Vice President of Product Development for medi.com (now WebMD) and, for six years prior to that, was the IT Director for Software Development for ArcVentures (a division of Rush Hospital) in Chicago, Illinois. He has spent the past ten years as Principal and Founder of Infogent, Inc., a Software Development Company. Jake has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer Science and a M.B.A. from De Paul University.

“Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” - Leo Buscaglia

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Charlie Worthley

Assistant Site Development
& Site Administrator

Charlie’s Duties:

Charlie is IROL’s Assistant Site Architect and Liaison between Development and Industry. He conducts management of day-to-day site performance, trouble shooting, and IROL’s in-house IT Manager. Charlie has ten years of experience in systems and networking support and administration. He has spent the last three years as Lead Project Manager for Infogent, Inc., a Software Development Company.

"Day-time computer geek, night-time gamer & musician, weekend mud-runner, full-time husband. Genuine 1337, yo.”

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Jill Cotton

Marketing and Customer
Service Director

Jill’s Duties:

Jill is the Marketing and Customer Service Director for IROL. She develops and implements marketing strategies, conducts and leads large group presentations, participates in trade show/conference sessions, and works directly with IROL customers for service and training. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Aurora University.

“What a long, strange trip; better enjoy the journey and take it for what it is! I’m driven, passionate, a running freak, part-time cheerleading coach, full-time wife and mommy…things get a little crazy and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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Kyle Donka

Assistant Site Design
and Training Director

Kyle’s Duties:

Kyle is IROL’s Assistant for site design, upgrade and improvements with emphasis on the Service Provider portal. He is also the Training Director for new users to the IROL system. Kyle has over ten years of experience in the Fire/Life Safety Industry as a Field Technician and Service Manager for Aurora Tri State Fire Protection. He holds various industry licenses and certifications and has his Associate’s Degree from Waubonsee Community College with emphasis on Fire and Electronics.

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there would be a shortage of fishing poles.” -Doug Larson

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Al Kaminski

IROL Team Sales

Al’s Duties:

Al is an IROL Team Sales Representative. He is a lead generator and sales contact assisting in group presentation with an emphasis on the Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Al completed thirty-three years of service as a public safety (Police-Fire-EMS) administrator. In the private sector, Al is a certified graduate Professional in Human Resource Management (PHR) from De Paul University with a concentration in Risk Management. He is also an authorized consultant and trainer in workplace health and safety for general industry. Al currently serves as the President of the Police and Fire Commission in his hometown.

“Life is a Beach; Ho'olu komo la kaua” (Please join us.)

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Colleen Pennington

IROL Team Sales

Colleen’s Duties:

Colleen is an IROL Team Sales Representative with an emphasis on the Authorities Having Jurisdiction in the State of Michigan. She is a Retired Fire Captain from the City of Westland Fire Department in Westland, Michigan. She also has five years of experience as a Firefighter and fifteen years as a Fire Inspector/Investigator. Colleen is on the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Detroit Fire Inspectors and Southeast Michigan Fire Inspectors.

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there" -Will Rogers

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Bernie Arends

IROL Team Associate

Bernie’s Duties:

Bernie is an IROL Team Associate with an emphasis on both the Authorities Having Jurisdiction and Service Providers. He has over thirty-years of experience in the Fire/Life Safety Industry starting as a Firefighter/Paramedic and eventually becoming a Fire Marshal. Bernie also has held related positions including Service and Inspections Manager for a large fire sprinkler contractor and an Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Specialist for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). He is a graduate from the University of Detroit and Northwestern's Public Safety Institute

“Adversity: Get used to it, get over it, get on with it!” –Bernie Arends

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