Home fire kills four children days after safety advocates urge the necessity of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. “We’re trying to make our legislators understand that [ home fire sprinklers are] important,” said Fire Marshals’ Association of Missouri President Gene Robertson during a live burn/sprinkler demonstration that occurred in conjunction with last month’s Missouri…

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With wildfire seasons increasing in length and intensity, NFPA and Green Builder Media host free webinar to focus on wildfire mitigation for buildings and communities

As wildfires burn in California and across many communities in the U.S., Green Builder Media will host a free webinar presented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT to help builders,…

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Ruby Tuesday’s Kids Eat Free- a new avenue for reaching families

By Kelly Ransdell Have you ever looked for a target rich environment where kids and families are everywhere? I am sure in your community there are many places that have a family night. Spring Lake Fire Department in NC has…

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NFPA exclusive: How an entire country secured legislation to sprinkler all of its new homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. Across the pond in Wales (population three million), home fire sprinklers suffer the same myths and homebuilder opposition that is prevalent in North America. Yet, a historical measure was signed into law in 2013 following a…

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NFPA exclusive: How an entire country secured legislation to sprinkler all of its new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Across the pond in Wales (population three million), home fire sprinklers suffer the same homebuilder opposition that is prevalent in North America. Yet, an historic measure was signed into law in 2011 following unanimous vote by the Welsh…

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Boston Fire and neighboring departments take part in Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) safety training

Recognizing fuel sources for vehicles continues to evolve and fire departments must ensure they are prepared to combat vehicle fires, the Boston Fire Department (BFD) hosted a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) “Train the Trainer” Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Safety…

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Advocates in action: Fire service focuses on fire sprinklers following deadly home fire

By Fred Durso, Jr. The 27th fire death in Massachusetts this year was a 64-year-old man who succumbed to a home fire. Highlighting the cause–improper disposal of smoking materials–was just as important to the local fire service as was noting…

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EMS Cot Fastening System Technical Service Bulletin

The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Defects Investigation has asked manufacturers of EMS cots and retention systems to issue a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB). The TSB is notifying and reminding local EMS agencies and personnel about the importance for…

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Do your legislators know you support home fire sprinklers? If not, take action

By Fred Durso, Jr. Home fire sprinkler advocates are a diverse bunch. Case in point: a coroner familiar with the horrific effects of fire has vowed to take action to prevent future tragedies. A recent inquest in England shed light…

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Vacation venue offers reminder about battery precautions

By Lisa Braxton While I was vacationing in Spain last week, in the city of Málaga, the southernmost large city in Europe, I was drawn to the exotic horticulture of a nearby park and the architecture and designer shopping boutiques…

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