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Toddler death prompts safety advocates to underscore home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Even though Maryland has a statewide requirement for home fire sprinklers, safety advocates there understand the need to keep this technology in the limelight. Last month, a toddler died from a fire in an unsprinklered home in Source::…

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Early bird registration has been extended for NFPA Conference & Expo, timely topics included for public educators

By nfpa@jiveon.com In June, more than 5,000 fire and life safety professionals will converge on the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for the 2017 NFPA Conference & Expo. In response to last year’s feedback, several enhancements are planned, designed to…

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Thousands of workers take first of its kind hot work safety program

As the city of Boston remembered Lieutenant Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy who died battling a fire on Beacon Street in Boston three years ago this week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that more than 13,000 workers…

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Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition uses NFPA grant to host local summit on cost of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Missouri Sprinkler Coalition was one of 15 recipients of the 2016 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The Missouri coalition received $5,000, which was used to host a local summit to understand the cost disparities of…

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Mother who lost her son in residential fire makes passionate plea for fire sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com In front of Jefferson City, Missouri, council members this month, Donna Henson recounted the horrific details of her son’s death. A burning candle placed too close to Dominic Passantino’s bed started a fire. His roommate heard the screams,…

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NFPA tip sheet helps you prepare for emergencies in restaurants and other public venues

By nfpa@jiveon.com On mornings when I can get out of the house a little early, I like to stop at the shopping mall and walk the corridors. I’m not only able to get some exercise, but can use the occasion…

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Eye-catching sprinkler demo video featured in latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By nfpa@jiveon.com You’ve never seen a fire sprinkler demonstration video quite like this. In the latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, watch NFPA’s new 360-degree video of this recent demonstration. The newsletter also Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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How did a home fire 25 years ago shape burn survivor Princella Lee Bridges? Find out during interactive, online chat

By nfpa@jiveon.com Quickly exiting her home after discovering a fire, Princella Lee Bridges frantically reentered it after assuming her daughter hadn’t made it out. While firefighters later found her daughter and treated her for smoke inhalation, Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition launches website catered to Canadians

By nfpa@jiveon.com Proof that the home fire sprinkler movement is spreading throughout North America, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has launched a new website strictly for Canadian stakeholders. The site will serve as an educational outlet for a growing…

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