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DisclosureSave integrates NFPA’s Firewise program in Natural Hazard Disclosure report

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and DisclosureSave, LLC announced today that DisclosureSave will integrate NFPA’s Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program data into its California Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) report, starting April 5, 2016. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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NFPA Conference and Expo to be held in Las Vegas, June 13-16, 2016

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its annual Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, this June 13-16. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical and building safety, the NFPA Conference…

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Believing the myths for years, homebuilder finally learns the truth about home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. With the help of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative team was introduced to a Connecticut homebuilder who has seen the light. John Dempsey heard the many opinions about home fire sprinklers…

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NFPA releases Bangladesh ready-made garment industry fire and life safety assessment report

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry High-Level Assessment Report, an appraisal and gap analysis of Bangladesh fire and building safety standards, protocols, inspection procedures and training programs. The final report includes short-term…

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Fire service works with Habitat for Humanity to sprinkler 150 homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. Orange County, North Carolina, celebrated its 150th fire sprinkler installation inside a Habitat for Humanity home in March. The local chapter has been installing sprinklers in homes since 2003 as a means to provide the utmost…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #4: walks the 45th parallel

By Audrey Cooney Spark got to visit the 45th parallel while in Northern Michigan recently, which is often the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. At some point during the year, on the summer solstice, the sun…

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Contest awards family free fire sprinkler installation

By Fred Durso, Jr. Pictured from left: Mike and Judy Hall, who will receive a free, home fire sprinkler installation; John Patterson, Fire District 3; Tim Alvarez, Southern Oregon Home Builders Association/Claudio Alvarez Construction; Chase Browning, Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition;…

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Fire sprinkler victory in Maryland, and other news highlighted in latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By Fred Durso, Jr. In the latest edition of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how safety advocates in Maryland defeated a bill that would have weakened the state sprinkler requirement. You’ll also read about: an Arizona town that has…

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The challenge of keeping up the momentum following Vision 20/20.

By Meredith Hawes Attending the Vision 20/20 Symposium this month left me feeling simultaneously energized, inspired, and quite frankly, a little exhausted. My head was filled with new connections and ideas, and my to-do list had grown exponentially. Yet contradictory…

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Commentary: Opponents’ argument that new homes are safer holds no weight

By Fred Durso, Jr. In my last post, I posed the question, “When do new homes become old homes?” In this post, I continue analyzing the sprinkler opponent’s argument that fire sprinklers need not be required in new homes because…

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