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Commentary: If Smithsonian building is worthy of sprinkler protection, why aren’t our lives?

By nfpa@jiveon.com A small fire at the Smithsonian Castle building in Washington, D.C., made minimal headlines, mainly because its sprinklers quickly extinguished the flames. No deaths. No injuries. Minimal damage. In a well-written commentary by writer Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Fire marshal, once again, praises fire sprinklers, calling them “firefighters up in the ceiling”

By nfpa@jiveon.com We recently highlighted this video produced by the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office featuring State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy encouraging fire sprinklers in new dwellings. He has once again alerted the media to his state’s home fire problem…

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After a fire nearly destroys her home, a New Jersey woman would like to see all hoverboards banned

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to an article from USA Today Network, Sherrice Lyles, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, had heard the warnings about hoverboards–the self-balancing scooters–but when a nonprofit where her son volunteers gave him one of the boards last Source::…

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New NFPA report on fire sprinklers further illuminates technology’s life-saving abilities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Now, there’s even more data to support the stance that fire sprinklers should be a staple in all new homes. NFPA’s new report, “U.S. Experience With Sprinklers,” sheds light on fire sprinkler operation during home fires and Source::…

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Deputy fire marshal honored nationally for spearheading town’s fire sprinkler ordinance

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo courtesy of the American Fire Sprinkler Association Having overseen nearly 2,000 home installations of fire sprinklers, Randy Miller knows these systems backwards and forwards. He’s now receiving national recognition not only for these Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Tennessee prepares for Fire Prevention Week kickoff

By nfpa@jiveon.com With Fire Prevention Week two months away, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office has plans in place for this year’s FPW kickoff at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. As in years’ past, the Education and…

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Two fires in the same town have vastly different outcomes thanks to fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Our friends at the Blue Mountains Fire & Rescue in Ontario sent us a comparison of two fires in their community and the astounding results of each. A cigarette that accidentally dropped onto bedding inside a residence ignited…

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Join forces with NFPA and Domino’s Pizza for Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com For the 10th consecutive year, NFPA and Domino’s are teaming up to deliver fire safety messages and pizza during Fire Prevention Week (FPW), which this year will be held October 8-14. NFPA is encouraging fire departments to join…

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Upcoming NFPA webinar highlights five ways to better your advocacy for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Free Webinar: Solving the Home Fire Problem–Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST Every year, the majority of North America’s fire deaths happen at home. The solution to Source:: NFPA…

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