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Editorial board: Legislature should “take a stand on fire safety,” support home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel recently weighed in on a state fire sprinkler requirement, stating in an opinion that requiring this technology in apartment units with three to 20 units is unlawful. This requirement, adopted by the state’s…

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Following statewide ban on fire sprinkler requirements, safety advocates re-energize push for fire sprinkler laws

By nfpa@jiveon.com A statewide, fire sprinkler requirement for all new homes in Pennsylvania was set to take place in 2011. Then, sprinkler opponents there helped kill the requirement. (Read this report documenting how homebuilder influence aided the elmination Source:: NFPA…

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From soup to nuts, students create fiery demonstration involving home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler. Students at Seneca’s School of Fire Source::…

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Only a couple of months remain to apply for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award

By nfpa@jiveon.com In an effort to recognize educators who take a lead role in making their communities safer, NFPA presents the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The application deadline is February 9, 2018. NFPA is looking…

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“Good Morning America” on fire sprinklers highlighted in latest edition of Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home. You’ll also read stories on:…

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Five steps to better your advocacy for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the latest edition of Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association, we wrote an article highlighting five steps that can better your advocacy for home fire sprinklers. If you’re new to the advocacy world…

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Older adults, at greater risk of fire injury or fatality, could benefit from home fire sprinkler education

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here’s an alarming statistic pulled from NFPA’s “Characteristics of Home Fire Victims” report: only 13 percent of the U.S. population is 65 or older, but 30 percent of fatal home fire victims were at least 65 years of…

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High-rise buildings and the use of elevators during a fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com High-rise buildings have garnered significant attention in the fire safety world over the years. Because of the nature of high-rise buildings, a great number of people have to travel great vertical distances on the stairs to evacuate in…

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