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Use this new video footage to showcase ferocity of today’s home fires and fire sprinkler impact

By nfpa@jiveon.com The public might have trouble believing how quickly today’s home fires can become deadly until they see one firsthand. Here’s some pretty convincing evidence that you can share with them. The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has released Source::…

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Use these free resources to plan a successful event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day

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

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Use these free resources to plan a successful event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day

By nfpa@jiveon.com Home Fire Sprinkler Day is rapidly approaching. To make sure your May 19 event is a success, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have produced a series of new resources. They include: Sprinkler Day tactics and talking…

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New Zealand developer willingly places fire sprinklers in new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s always nice to read about home developers–either in North America or elsewhere–who grasp the necessity of fire sprinklers. A New Zealand developer, for instance, recently went on the record with his decision to place this technology into…

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NFPA’s alarming statistic on home fires reinforces need for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Did you know a person’s likelihood of dying in a home fire is greater today than nearly 40 years ago? This shocking fact comes from NFPA’s Research and Analysis Division. Yes, there have been tremendous strides in reducing…

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Building on national momentum for residential fire sprinklers, Hawaii passes incentives for installation

By nfpa@jiveon.com First, there was the news earlier this year that the new U.S. tax law allows for the incentivizing of fire sprinkler installations. Then, small town Rock Island, Illinois, and big town Las Vegas passed requirements to sprinkler their…

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Local fatalities bring Community Tool Kits to light

By nfpa@jiveon.com When a fatal fire occurs, the whole community feels it. From responding firefighters, grieving family members, to neighbors and local citizens. There is often a heighten sense of anxiety while a cause is determined, and questions swirl as…

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NFPA interviews fire marshal from city that recently passed fire sprinkler requirement for its new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Rock Island, Illinois, Fire Marshal Greg Marty (left) and Fire Chief Jeff Yerkey Rock Island (population: 39,000) is a town within the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa. This Illinois gem distinguished itself from its neighbors last…

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Fire sprinkler advocate named fire chief of the year

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Chief W. Keith Brower heard the mayday call as he was approaching the scene of a home fire in 2008. The thought that a member of his crew was in danger filled him with dread. “When the…

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British Columbia hosts its first home fire sprinkler summit

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA staff, members of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), and organizers for British Columbia’s first fire sprinkler summit showcase HFSC’s new, hands-on home fire sprinkler prop. Canada isn’t taking its home fire problem lightly. Source:: NFPA –…

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