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Senator introduces legislation that would eliminate fire sprinkler requirement

By nfpa@jiveon.com A bill authored by Minnesota Senator Rich Draheim aimed at “creating more affordable housing” would weaken a current state requirement for residential fire sprinklers. The bill, which recently passed a Senate vote, would Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition uses NFPA grant to initiate upcoming sprinkler summit

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition was awarded the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Grant. The grant was primarily used for audio/visual equipment intended for use at trade shows to help endorse home fire sprinklers. The most…

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Plan for fire safety at seasonal homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Spring is when many people decide to open up their seasonal houses, cabins, and cottages. An important part of the preparation is gearing up for fire safety. Just like permanent housing, vacation homes are vulnerable to unsafe conditions.…

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Keep safety in mind as we celebrate pets

By nfpa@jiveon.com May is National Pet Month, a time when the benefits of pets are celebrated. The observance focuses on promoting responsible pet ownership and fundraising for the care of domesticated animals that do not have a home. National Pet…

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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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