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Mark your calendars for important fire sprinkler summit

By Fred Durso, Jr. Hear from some of America’s top fire sprinkler advocates by attending the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition Summit, September 9, in Wisconsin Dells. The event provides valuable information for residents, homeowners, builders, architects, fire service, and building…

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Latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter details home fire that forever altered a family’s life

By Fred Durso, Jr. The home fire took so much from Lionel Crowther. It killed his captain and burned 70 percent of his body. But what seemed to impact the firefighter most was the long-lasting effects the fire had on…

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Couple discovers the horrors of home fires the day of their wedding

By Fred Durso, Jr. Dayleen Marrero heard sirens as she answered an afternoon phone call from her soon-to-be husband, Andrew Taylor. The couple was set to marry that evening. Standing next to the couple’s pit bull mix, Taylor was outside…

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Powerful presentation supporting fire sprinklers stuns legislators

By Fred Durso, Jr. I wanted to resurrect a 2011 post from blogger Brad Phillips, since its message is timeless. The way you present home fire sprinklers to the public or decision makers is just as important as your content.…

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Use these tips to get home fire sprinklers on the media’s radar

By Fred Durso, Jr. Creating visually-stunning events showcasing fire sprinklers are a sure-fire way of getting your local media’s attention. Understanding this point is the Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition, whose members recently attracted the press thanks to a thrilling demonstration…

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Remembering When team offers ideas for making presentations dynamic

By Lisa Braxton Since Mary MacCaffrie, public education administrator for the New Hampshire Office of the Fire Marshal, along with Dottie Gove, program director of Home Care for Child and Family Services in New Hampshire, were trained on NFPA’s Remembering…

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Entire town considers sprinkler ordinance following sprinkler successes in one of its communities

By Fred Durso, Jr. Image courtesy of koratmember at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Estero, Florida, is proposing to sprinkler all of its new homes, and it’s getting an informative lesson on the ease of installation from one of its own communities. Described on…

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Practice makes a difference when fire strikes home of fire safety educator

By Lisa Braxton Ben Hammond, a firefighter in Arkansas with the Little Rock Fire Department and a volunteer with the Sheridan Fire Department Fire Prevention Division, has been teaching fire prevention in the schools for years and has brought those…

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A Summer Cool to Do activity for your kids: Sparky by the Seashore!

By Lauren Backstrom Your kids will love this month’s Cool to Do activity! It’s finally summer and so Sparky has a fun and useful craft project this month that involves shells. Learn how to make magnets to hang your beautiful…

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Two families say hello to their sprinklered homes, courtesy of Habitat of Humanity

By Fred Durso, Jr. In June, two ecstatic families were given the keys to their new homes in Hanover, Massachusetts. Local safety officials also joined in the cheering, since both homes are fully protected with sprinklers. Getting a peek at…

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