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Connecticut advocate receives Bringing Safety Home Award for relentless push for fire sprinkler requirement

By nfpa@jiveon.com Keith Flood (second from right) is the 2017 recipient of the Bringing Safety Home Award. Honoring Flood during NFPA’s recent Sprinkler Coalition Chair Summit was (from left) Fred Durso, communications manager for NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative; Source:: NFPA…

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Report: Homebuilders spent $24 million in one state fighting home fire sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fighting back tears, Bobby O’Neal, Sr., described the day he received the call that the home his 32-year-old son was living in was in flames. His son eventually died from the incident. “I feel like if [home fire…

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NFPA brings a cornucopia of safety tips to you this Thanksgiving

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Fire sprinkler advocates give lesson on home fire sprinklers to future builders

By nfpa@jiveon.com Students in New York not only got to witness the incredible impact of home fire sprinklers–they helped build its power. High schoolers from Troy and Rochester, New York, with an interest in construction built from scratch two pods…

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FEMA’s emergency housing units now include fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The U.S.has seen its share of natural disasters this year. Following Hurricane Harvey, in particular, which ravaged parts of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supplied manufactured housing units to area residents. One unique Source:: NFPA –…

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Fire and life safety education is a lifelong passion for retired fire marshal

By nfpa@jiveon.com Moving to an assisted living facility was not the end of a chapter for retired Raleigh Fire Marshal BT Fowler. The transition provided him with a whole new audience for his older adult fire and life safety presentations.…

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One fire district, two fire sprinkler saves over a three-month period

By nfpa@jiveon.com A single residential fire sprinkler had extinguished a fire on a desk located in a second-floor home office. The communications team at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition alerted us to two likely tragedies averted thanks to fire sprinkler…

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Now available: NFPA podcast series showcases lingering effects of American home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com Every day seven people die from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. These statistics, while important, are only a small piece of America’s complex home fire problem. NFPA has released a new, five-part podcast…

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