Special Achievement (1) and Committee Service (16) honored by NFPA

Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 17 individuals at the NFPA Conference and Expo taking place…

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Fire sprinkler coalition members connect during meet-and-greet event during NFPA’s Conference and Expo

By nfpa@jiveon.com The dedication and passion that our advocates for home fire sprinklers possess is nothing short of admirable. Those attending NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Boston this week got the chance to share their passion with other members of…

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Welsh legislator Ann Jones receives NFPA advocacy award for efforts leading to a nationwide requirement for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Spearheading legislation to require fire sprinklers in all new homes in Wales, NFPA honored Ann Jones during its Conference and Expo in Boston. Jones received the James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, established in honor of NFPA’s former president,…

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The Philip J. DiNenno Prize awarded for the development and commercialization of Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA) is the technical achievement to receive this year’s Philip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money were presented today at NFPA’s Conference and…

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NFPA presents awards for contributions in fire and life safety at NFPA Conference and Expo

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Boston. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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NFPA awards James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal to Ann Jones for advocacy efforts

In 2007, Jones headed a legislative proposal that would give Wales authority to ensure that all new homes are fitted with automatic fire sprinklers. She worked diligently to get cross-party support for sprinklers, sought out skeptical legislators, educated them on…

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NFPA announces new board of director members, re-elections, and a new position

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) elected Jim Sullivan, Jeff Cash and Roger Montembeault to its board of directors today at the association’s annual Conference and Expo in Boston. The three-year term for each member takes effect upon the close…

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In a state prohibiting home fire sprinklers, another advocate pushes for sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following pointed comments to the media about Pennsylvania’s lack of fire sprinkler laws, another safety advocate has come forth with an urgent plea to change the status quo. Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones is also calling for the…

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Want to better your pitch for home fire sprinklers? Attend these education sessions at NFPA’s Conference and Expo

By nfpa@jiveon.com If you’re heading to NFPA’s Conference and Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this year, take note of the these two education sessions sure to perfect your pitch for home fire sprinklers, a necessary technology in…

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Attention Canadian advocates: You can secure free funds for home fire sprinkler education

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s a good year to be a Canadian advocate for home fire sprinklers. First, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) recently launched a new website targeting Canadian fire service and other stakeholder groups interested in home fire Source::…

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