“Tiny homes” movement prompts NFPA to offer guidance on building and life safety components

NFPA has released a new white paper, “Applying Building Codes to Tiny Homes.” The paper underscores general code requirements guiding traditional home construction and the applicability of these requirements for tiny homes. Code provisions highlighted in the paper include requirements…

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Article explains how to make home fire sprinklers a selling point for Realtors

By nfpa@jiveon.com Imagine the exposure for home fire sprinklers if all Realtors made them as coveted a feature in new homes as granite countertops or hardwood floors. An article recently appearing on Realtor.com places this technology in the limelight, highlighting…

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Hoarding conditions lead to another house fire in Norwalk, Connecticut

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Norwalk, Connecticut, man died recently in a house fire fueled by hoarded belongings. This is the second fire in Norwalk in as many months in which towers of trash in the home hampered firefighters’ ability to rescue…

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NFPA Conference and Expo to be held in Boston

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its 2017 Conference and Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 4-7. The annual conference is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical, and building safety,…

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NFPA Conference and Expo to be held in Boston

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its 2017 Conference and Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 4-7. The annual conference is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical, and building safety,…

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South Dakota Fire Sprinkler Coalition uses NFPA grant to educate public on importance of home sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The South Dakota Fire Sprinkler Coalition was a 2016 recipient of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The coalition was awarded $5,000, which was used to produce print advertisements and banners aimed at increasing awareness Source::…

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Canadian Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has a new website! – Faces of Fire online chat

By nfpa@jiveon.com The NFPA in Canada has had a number of inquiries of late about the Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative. Specifically about the availability of Canadian home fire sprinkler information and the Faces of Fire campaign. About Canadian home fire…

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Home fire the cause of town’s first firefighter line-of-duty death

By nfpa@jiveon.com Former Fire Chief Jeffery Hudson knows that if fire sprinklers had been in place when his crews responded to a 2010 home fire, he would not have lost a devoted firefighter, friend, and brother in the fire service.…

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Recent home fire deaths exemplify outcome of banning fire sprinkler requirements in new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com The site of a home fire that killed a six-year-old resident of Plainfield, Connecticut, in 2016 (Photo: Hartford Courant) An article recently appearing in the Kansas City Star underscores the deadly effects of prohibiting the installation Source:: NFPA…

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Sparky provides activity that is fitting for mathematics awareness campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com April marks Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, a time designated to increase the understanding and appreciation of both subjects. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world. Math clubs and student Source:: NFPA –…

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