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New home fire timeline by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition comes to life

By nfpa@jiveon.com You may be familiar with this eye-catching fire timeline created by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). This visual is a great accompaniment to any public education outing featuring home fire sprinkler or for social media sharing. Now,…

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Updating its building code, Canada weighs home fire sprinkler requirement for new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Could Canadian building codes include a requirement for home fire sprinklers? Currently investigating this requirement is a task force formed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes that recently completed a report on sprinkler Source:: NFPA…

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NFPA lauds passage of tax reform bill allowing the incentivizing of fire sprinkler installations

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA praises the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which offers significant incentives for fire sprinkler installation. “Our research time and again stresses the life-saving importance of fire sprinkler protection,” says NFPA Source:: NFPA –…

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Working smoke alarms and dad’s quick-thinking fire safety behaviors saved family and home

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent fire in Gallatin, Tennessee, could have ended in tragedy, but for fire safety equipment, the quick thinking of the dad, and fire safety behaviors. According to the Tennessean, the Gallatin Fire Department stated that the family…

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Losing disabled daughter in home fire, mother demands fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Right before Christmas, 74-year-old Janice Tyrrell got a phone call every parent dreads. The caller stated that there had been a fire at the home of her daughter, Theresa Freeman, a 55-year-old disabled woman. “On the day it…

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SAFETY ALERT: NFPA urges the public to use portable space heaters with caution

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Fire sprinkler advocate calls out legislators’ actions prohibiting sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following commentary was written by Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition. His words have been picked up or quoted by a handful of media outlets: Delaware has suffered another fire fatality, over one Source::…

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Fire in rural home extinguished by not-your-average “sprinkler”

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following true story about an unusual fire “sprinkler” save was sent to us by Chief David McClarty of the Lilbourn, Missouri, Fire Department: The odd circumstances around a fire occurring in rural New Madrid County, Missouri, Source::…

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With a major storm on the horizon reduce risks with Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to the National Weather Service, a major winter storm will impact the east coast today and tomorrow. A powerful nor’easter is expected to bring snow, ice, rain, very strong winds, and rough surf to coastal locations of…

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Will a new study lead to the sprinklering of all new homes in Las Vegas?

By nfpa@jiveon.com A new study soon to be examined by the Las Vegas City Council states council members should enact an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in the city’s new, one- and two-family homes. This analysis was commissioned by the Greenspun…

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