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One week, two potential tragedies averted at home thanks to fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Residential fire sprinklers have been spotlighted twice in a week’s span, thanks to two news outlets promoting two activations on opposite sides of the U.S. The first occurred on September 19 in Abingdon, Maryland. According to a news…

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Fire sprinkler advocate takes on anti-sprinkler naysayer

By nfpa@jiveon.com Tip of the hat to Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition, for setting the record straight on home fire sprinklers. Following a letter to the editor in which Eichler promoted the importance of fire sprinkler…

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Sparky’s Fire Safety Maze keeps you on the path of Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com Reinforce this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme–Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out™– with students and community members of all ages using Sparky’s Fire Safety Maze. The maze directs participants to follow the path to Source:: NFPA –…

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NFPA’s upcoming podcast series gives a rare, yet powerful, look at the 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. There are ripple effects to fire that…

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Nominate your favorite fire sprinkler advocate for the Bringing Safety Home Award

By nfpa@jiveon.com Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association accept the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Do…

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NFPA launches Policy Institute to support fire and life safety efforts

Citing the need to have an arm’s-length view on policy issues that impact fire, life and electrical safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the launch of the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Policy Institute. The Policy Institute…

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NFPA expands its fire and life safety outreach efforts with new Canada representative

By nfpa@jiveon.com In an effort to expand fire and life safety education across Canada, NFPA recently filled the contract position of Public Education Representative, Canada. Laura King, most recently editor of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine, will engage with NFPA…

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New NFPA online forum for home fire sprinkler advocates

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

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