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Tamper resistant electrical receptacles

By nfpa@jiveon.com May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI are working together to help raise awareness of electrical hazards. This week we are talking about electrical receptacles, also known as outlets, and why we should be diligent about…

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Latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter features new study underscoring children’s inability to wake from smoke alarms

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the latest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about a new study featured on “Good Morning America” underscoring children’s inability to wake when smoke alarms sound. You’ll also read about: Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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Despite what the homebuilding industry says, fire sprinklers are a necessity in new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com “I don’t think anyone has ever asked me, ‘Hey, I’d like to put a fire sprinkler system in my home,” Illinois homebuilder Tim Koontz told an NBC affiliate during a recent news segment. “Our position has been that…

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In a span of only two days, three separate home fires claim nine lives

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: GoFundMe Media reports from across the U.S. underscore a deadly weekend caused by home fires. Here are the incidents and the people impacted by these tragedies: Lexington, Kentucky Date of fire: May 20, 2017 Four Source:: NFPA…

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New report outlines trends in home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines

By nfpa@jiveon.com In recent years, the annual number of home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines reported to U.S. fire departments has fluctuated from year to year, after falling in the early 1980s and then leveling off in the…

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Dual sensor smoke alarms emphasized by grandmother facing loss due to fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Nebraska grandmother, who lost family to fire, has launched a campaign stressing the importance of dual sensor smoke alarms. According to WOWT News, Jo Lynne Lehan’s son’s family had working smoke alarms the morning of a fire…

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State fire marshal shows support for home fire sprinklers in new video

By nfpa@jiveon.com Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy calls home fire sprinklers “miniature firefighters in the ceiling,” and we would have to agree with him. In this new video featuring Connealy, a member of the Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition, he…

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“It would have been like spitting on a bonfire”: home fire sprinkler advocate says fire extinguishers no match for today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com At a recent live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration in Illinois, David Bartley witnessed how rapidly fire can spread. Bartley, though, is familiar with fire’s force; in 2005, his home was destroyed by it. It was “an electrical Source:: NFPA…

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Fire Protection Research Foundation hosts 21st Annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium in September

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced it will co-hosting the 21st annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SUPDET® 2017) with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) as part of a joint conference…

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A recent fire “sprinkler save” reinforces advocates’ new push for fire sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com Soon after Pennsylvania passed a requirement for home fire sprinklers, legislative action (initiated by sprinkler opponents) took it off the books. Now, safety advocates there are once again pushing for sprinkler requirements in new homes Source:: NFPA –…

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