Metro Chiefs meet in Orange County/Orlando, Florida

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2017 annual conference in Orange County/Orlando, Florida from April 7-13. Approximately 120 Metro chiefs from Canada,…

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“NFPA’s National Fire Data Survey builds the case for improving data

The survey was designed to learn what types of data fire departments collect; what software they use to capture, store and analyze data; and how they use that data for local decision-making. The survey was not intended as a complete…

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Utah Fire Sprinkler Coalition hosts summit to educate insurance and real estate industry on benefits of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Utah Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition was one of the recipients of the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Grant. The coalition used the grant to host a summit for the real estate and insurance industries with…

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Unhappy with home fire problem, Canadian mayor advocates for increased use of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com A behind-the-scenes look at a home fire sprinkler. Photo: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Canada’s King Township is considered one of the country’s “fastest growing municipalities.” With this development boom has come increased concerns for Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Homebuilding association misinforms public on reality of today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a story underscoring home fire sprinklers, a local homebuilding association has provided inaccurate information about today’s home fire problem. “Since 1991 when the construction code began requiring interconnected, hardwired, Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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Celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with outdoor cleanup tips from Sparky

By nfpa@jiveon.com April 22nd is Earth Day. People in more than 190 countries will be gathering for teach-ins on environmental and climate literacy, and in Washington, D.C. there will be The March for Science, a series of rallies and marches…

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“There have been zero residential deaths in new construction:” Homebuilding association misinforms public on reality of today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a story underscoring home fire sprinklers, a local homebuilding association has provided inaccurate information about today’s home fire problem. “Since 1991 when the construction code began requiring interconnected, hardwired, Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition uses NFPA grant to build fire sprinkler demonstration trailer

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition was awarded $10,000 via NFPA’s 2016 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The grant was used to construct a side-by-side burn demonstration trailer. With help of a local sprinkler contractor, Source:: NFPA…

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Editorial: Argument against home fire sprinklers is a flimsy one

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following a story appearing in the Kansas City Star underscoring the deadly effects of banning home fire sprinkler requirements, the paper’s editorial board has offered pointed remarks in support of this technology. “There should be no Source:: NFPA…

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Fire and life safety education challenges are heard at NFPA summit in Canada

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire departments across Canada are meeting in Toronto this week for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Education Summit. Participants are getting an overview of NFPA public education resources and discussing the fire and life safety challenges faced…

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