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How one community fire sprinklered 99 percent of its new homes–without an ordinance

By nfpa@jiveon.com If you’re looking for a lesson on obtaining homebuilder support for fire sprinklers, look to Camas, Washington. Failing to secure an ordinance in 2003 to fire sprinkler the town’s new homes, fire officials there developed another Source:: NFPA…

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New tip sheet seeks to increase understanding of fire alarm systems in apartment buildings

By nfpa@jiveon.com The new tip sheet, Fire Alarms in Apartment Buildings, is designed to help residents of large apartment buildings get a better understanding of how the fire alarm system works and how to escape safely in an emergency. The…

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Toronto Raptors stars lead campaign for holiday fire and life safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council is encouraging everyone in Ontario to “Be on the Ball” this holiday season as part of a province-wide carbon monoxide (CO) and fire safety campaign featuring Canada’s NBA team, The Source::…

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Using fire sprinklers, eye-catching display pays tribute to home fire victims

By nfpa@jiveon.com Created by members of the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition, this display uses fire sprinklers to underscore U.S. and state fire deaths. The sprinklers in the bin represent the 2,860 U.S. fire deaths in 2014 and the sprinklers…

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Sprinkler activation in commercial facility underscores missing safety feature in town’s new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com In November, a fire occurred at the National Wood Products of Maine in the town of Oxford. According to the Sun Journal, the fire erupted in a room housing a piece of machinery at risk of starting accidental…

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It’s time to deck the halls, but follow NFPA’s simple safety tips to help keep yourself, family & friends safer from fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Between 2009-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. U.S. fire departments also responded to an estimated…

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Despite state’s decision to not pass home fire sprinkler requirement, NFPA safety advocate notes positive outcome

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last year, the New York Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted the 2015 edition of the International Residential Code, but decided to not adopt the requirement to sprinkler new, one- and two-family homes. While seen as a…

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Heating up on the Coldest Night of the Year in Atlanta: Operation Save A Life 2016

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Departments from across the greater Atlanta area attended the 2nd annual Operation Save A Life event on December 8th. As the temperatures start to drop and our nation mourns some devastating fire deaths in recent weeks, it…

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Dan Doofus video shows how to have a fire-safe holiday season

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s Dan Doofus is a lovable character who needs a lot of help when it comes to fire safety behavior. In the two-minute video, “Yule Light Up My Life,” Dan overdoes it with the Christmas lights, and fails…

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NFPA’s new fact sheet underscores the destructiveness of today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com Culling data from NFPA’s 2016 “Home Structure Fires” report, a new fact sheet sheds light on the horrific effects of today’s home fires. Did you know that from 2010 to 2014: there were more than 358,000 home Source::…

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