In their push for a building code with sprinkler requirements, advocates produce fiery demonstration

By Fred Durso, Jr. Looking for an effective approach to home fire sprinkler advocacy? Pay close attention to the efforts made by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Coalition members turned out in droves to a recent public hearing on a…

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Make sure your car does not start a wildfire

By Faith Berry Due to the extreme conditions in some areas such as low humidity in the vegetation, extended periods of drought, high temperatures and high winds, extreme caution should be paramount in everyday activities out of doors. Driving a…

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Researchers highlight the environmental impact of fire at NFPA Conference

By Fred Durso, Jr. An engaged audience heard from two graduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who developed a project underscoring the damaging effects of fire on the environment. Initiated by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the project reviewed…

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Illinois fire and building officials enlightened on home fire sprinklers during kickoff event at NFPA Conference and Expo

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA President Jim Pauley presents a $10,000 check to the Illinois Fire Sprinkler Coalition, who received one of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative grants. More than 100 members of the Illinois fire and building community attended a…

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Sparky chats with fans in Chicago about smoke alarms

By Lauren Backstrom While in Chicago, for NFPA Conference & Expo, Sparky stopped by Millennium Park to chat with some of his fans. One of Sparky’s favorite things is being able to talk with people about fire safety, so we…

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NFPA’s firefighter fatality report shows 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2014, making 2014 the third year in the past four years that the total has been below 65 deaths. According to NFPA’s…

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NFPA presents awards for contributions in fire and life safety at NFPA Conference and Expo

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Chicago. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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NFPA announces new members to Board of Directors

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today elected new members to its Board of Directors at the 2015 NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago. The three-year terms for new members took effect upon the close of the annual meeting. Source::…

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The Philip J. DiNenno Prize awarded to the affordable home smoke alarm

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the affordable home smoke alarm is the technical achievement to receive the inaugural Philip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money was presented today at NFPA’s Conference and…

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Percy Bugbee award presented to James Crawford

The International Fire Marshals Association (IFMA) Percy Bugbee Award was presented to James Crawford at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo in Chicago. The award, only the eighth given since its inception in 1969, was presented to…

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