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Retired fire chief builds home using fire-safe features, both inside and out

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s as if Tim Dawdy wanted to build a fire-safe fortress. Maybe his reason stems from witnessing the damaging effects of fire during his 30-year stint in the fire service. Maybe he’s safeguarding his new home to have…

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In a community that decided to fire sprinkler all of its homes, demonstration underscores the “why”

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the Canadian town of Calgary, astonishing things are happening. Brookfield Residential, a developer for the town’s newest development (called Livingston), has decided to place fire sprinklers in all of the new community’s homes. That’s Source:: NFPA –…

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NFPA educators of the year share their expertise at NFPA Conference & Expo

By nfpa@jiveon.com Dolly Hulin (right), fire and life safety education division chief for the Thomasville Fire Department and the 2017 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year is known for her exceptional commitment to fire and burn prevention…

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In this state, civilian fire fatalities up an astounding 40 percent over last year

By nfpa@jiveon.com How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian…

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Citing water concerns and fire department response times, town considers home fire sprinkler requirement

By nfpa@jiveon.com Indian Hills, Colorado, is weighing a home fire sprinkler requirement, basing the consideration partly on water supply concerns and firefighter response times. A resolution to sprinklering its new homes was Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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FSTI presents Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award to Chief Randy R. Bruegman

Fire Services Training Institute is pleased to announce Chief Randy R. Bruegman has been awarded the 2017 Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award for his distinguished service, commitment and dedication in the highest honor of the American fire service. Chief…

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Fire sprinklers get its share of the spotlight at NFPA’s Conference and Expo

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

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Fire sprinklers get its share of the spotlight at NFPA’s Conference and Expo

By nfpa@jiveon.com You didn’t have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA’s Conference and Expo happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire…

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Firefighter’s struggle with PTSD and his path toward healing highlighted at NFPA’s Conference and Expo

By nfpa@jiveon.com Feike van Dijk spoke to a room of mainly fire service individuals about the 2014 home fire that claimed two of his children, Zephan and Noah. He, too, was, injured in the blaze while attempting to save his…

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