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Phone call by fire officials initiates first fire sprinkler installation in local Habitat for Humanity home

By nfpa@jiveon.com Talk about a perfect pitch. All it took for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to fire sprinkler its first home was a phone call by Floridian fire service members. “It all started with a phone call about…

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Application period begins today for Remembering When “Next Steps” workshop

By nfpa@jiveon.com Teams looking to expand their Remembering When™ programs can apply for free training beginning today. NFPA will select teams from 12 communities to attend the 2017 Remembering When™ Next Steps workshop at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Source:: NFPA…

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Campus fire safety campaign raises awareness of risks in off-campus housing; encourages parents and students to see property before signing the lease

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA, Campus Firewatch, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) have long been advocates for fire safety on college campuses and this year we’re teaming up again to promote “See It Before…

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Years after NFPA launched its Faces of Fire Campaign, new webcast explains what our subjects have been up to

By nfpa@jiveon.com In case you missed it, NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative hosted a live webcast featuring three members of its Faces of Fire Campaign. Launched in 2010, the campaign humanizes the horrors, loss, and resiliency of people impacted by home…

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“NFPA’s National Fire Data Survey builds the case for improving data

The survey was designed to learn what types of data fire departments collect; what software they use to capture, store and analyze data; and how they use that data for local decision-making. The survey was not intended as a complete…

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Metro Chiefs meet in Orange County/Orlando, Florida

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2017 annual conference in Orange County/Orlando, Florida from April 7-13. Approximately 120 Metro chiefs from Canada,…

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Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition hosts summit to educate insurance and real estate industry on benefits of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Utah Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition was one of the recipients of the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Grant. The coalition used the grant to host a summit for the real estate and insurance industries with…

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Unhappy with home fire problem, Canadian mayor advocates for increased use of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com A behind-the-scenes look at a home fire sprinkler. Photo: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada’s King Township is considered one of the country’s “fastest growing municipalities.” With this development boom has come increased concerns for Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Homebuilding association misinforms public on reality of today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a story underscoring home fire sprinklers, a local homebuilding association has provided inaccurate information about today’s home fire problem. “Since 1991 when the construction code began requiring interconnected, hardwired, Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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