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Following Grenfell Tower fire, report concludes that all homes should include fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following London’s Grenfell Tower fire last year that killed 71 people, an English fire safety committee is demanding fire sprinklers in all homes. A new report by the London Assembly underscored the life-saving abilities of Source:: NFPA –…

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Please help us highlight Home Fire Sprinkler Day on social media by using our free resources

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA and others have been hard at work making sure your Home Fire Sprinkler Day event goes off without a hitch. To help raise awareness of your local events and this North American endeavor, we’ve created a series…

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Commentary: Fire destroying two homes emphasizes importance of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following commentary was written by Michael Lowe, senior instructor at the Delaware State Fire School and member of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition: I would like to express some thoughts regarding the recent fire that took place…

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Latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative features new, eye-raising home fire statistic

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has unveiled a startling statistic when comparing today’s home fire death rate with the rate nearly 40 years ago. And it’s one every fire sprinkler advocate and decision maker should know. For more information on this statistic,…

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From “angry, bitter woman” to safety advocate: burn survivor receives national honor

By nfpa@jiveon.com Pam Elliott doesn’t remember the flames or smoke. She can’t recall feeling any immediate pain from the third-degree burns that resulted from a fire at her home in 1959. What she does remember is a stranger entering her…

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Toronto public educator is named NFPA 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

By nfpa@jiveon.com Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, has been named the 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Hynes will be recognized at NFPA’s 122nd Conference & Expo, the premier event in fire and life…

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Once “butting heads” with fire sprinkler supporters, former homebuilder now embraces this technology

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s not too surprising that Peter Simpson likely irked the fire service. As the former head of two Canadian homebuilding associations, he admits to constantly battling safety advocates who pushed for home fire sprinklers. At city council meetings,…

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Kidde recalls dual sensor smoke alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Kidde is recalling its dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of…

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Article rebuts myths on home fire sprinklers commonly believed by real estate industry

By nfpa@jiveon.com Members of the real estate industry might have not-so-positive views on home fire sprinklers based on what they may have heard or seen. With its long list of inaccurate portrayal of sprinkler activations, Hollywood certainly doesn’t help our…

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