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Sparky checks off bucket list items 14 and 15: Visit the Rocky steps and the Liberty Bell

By Audrey Cooney Sparky got to spend a day in Philadelphia, where he checked off two of his bucket list items by running the famous “Rocky steps” and visiting the Liberty Bell. The 1976 film Rocky made the front steps…

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Include home fire safety on the spring season to-do list

By Lisa Braxton For many of us, now that the spring season is well underway, our thoughts are turning to the lengthy to-do lists we’ve made of spring cleaning and repair projects we have yet to tackle. But as we’re…

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Retired fire chief: Amid firefighter staffing shortages, fire sprinkler ordinances can have a tremendous impact in boosting fire protection

By Fred Durso David Peterson is deeply concerned about the effects of firefighter staffing shortages in Wisconsin, where he hails, and across North America. “As a retired fire chief, I can attest that I lost sleep stressed by constant worry…

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Fire chief puts out blaze sparked by bizarre lightning strike

By Lisa Braxton In Glen Rock, New Jersey, this week a lightning strike sparked a fire at a house and a neighbor is being hailed as a hero for his quick response. Police say lightning struck a tree next to…

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Fire sprinkler coalition gets airtime for promoting fire safety, supporting sprinkler legislation

By Fred Durso In a state where home fires have killed more than 200 people and resulted in more than $830 million over the last decade, safety advocates there have their focus on a safer future. This week at NFPA’s…

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“The cost is so insignificant:” NFPA chats with homebuilder who supports home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent summit hosted by the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition introduced attendees to something of an anomaly–a builder who fully supports home fire sprinklers. Admitting that some of his peers and local homebuilding associations take a different Source::…

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“The cost is so insignificant:” NFPA chats with homebuilder who supports home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso A recent summit hosted by the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition introduced attendees to something of an anomaly–a builder who fully supports home fire sprinklers. Admitting that some of his peers and local homebuilding associations take a different…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #13: Visit the Space Needle in Seattle

By Audrey Cooney Sparky visited Seattle’s Space Needle, which is the largest building on earth by volume by volume. At 605 feet tall, the building is so high that when it was first constructed in the 1960s clouds would sometimes…

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Megan Rüger wins national anthem contest for NFPA’s 2016 Conference and Expo

Singer/songwriter Megan Rüger was announced today as the winner of a national anthem singer contest sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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In recent edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, homebuilders sue following fire sprinkler requirement

By Fred Durso Two homebuilding organizations have taken their displeasure for a new safety requirement to court. In the latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, read how these groups are aiming to quash a town’s new ordinance to sprinkler…

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