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Safety advocates educate builders on sprinklering new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition Co-Chair Wendy Niles (left) joined Lorrell Bush with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (middle) and Jeni Pierce, fire marshal with the Clermont Fire Department in Florida, at the 2018 Central Florida Home Expo in…

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What to expect following a home fire: a safety advocate’s perspective

By nfpa@jiveon.com Within the span of a day, two home fires in the same state resulted in four people being injured and an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. There were likely news reports on the fire, but the media did…

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Here are the findings from a new study examining 10 years of home fire data and fire sprinkler impact

By nfpa@jiveon.com A new report once again points to the horror home fires pose on the public, and the power of home fire sprinklers. Examining 10 years of fire data, the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia released new…

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Congratulations to Domino’s “FPW in a Box” contest winners!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week program. All departments were automatically entered into a sweepstakes to receive an “FPW in a Box 300” package. Source:: NFPA…

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Town passes fire sprinkler ordinance for new homes following successful pitch by fire chief

By nfpa@jiveon.com It was Christmas Eve, and a teenaged Paul Zbikowski was with his family when a fire erupted in the upstairs unit of the two-family home. Once noticing the fire, Zbikowski scooped his two brothers off the living room…

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On Week 2 of National Preparedness Month, NFPAs Get Ready toolkit helps communities become proactive

By nfpa@jiveon.com On this second week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to learn lifesaving skills. The week’s focus is on individuals protecting themselves and their homes from flooding, earthquakes, and fires. Source:: NFPA –…

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You can help NFPA track which local jurisdictions require home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com We are seeing some outstanding successes this year in regards to local jurisdictions passing requirements for fire sprinklers. For instance, Las Vegas now has its own requirement for new homes, as have cities in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maine.…

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European county initiates yearlong Sprinklers Save Lives Campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com One fire department is devoting an entire year of activities to fire sprinklers. This month, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) in England initiated its Sprinklers Save Lives Campaign aimed at raising awareness of this technology in Source::…

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Mega homebuilder incorporates built-in Wi-Fi, voice activated features into all new homes, but where’s the fire sprinklers?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Named one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., Lennar announced this summer that all of its new homes will become smarter homes; locking the front door or turning on the lights in any room, for instance, can…

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Watch “The ABCs of Educational Messaging” to help promote fire safety messages during Fire Prevention Week 2018 and beyond!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Great communication requires great tools: a message; a sender; a receiver; the ability to code and encode information; and a response. How do fire departments fit all that into a tweet, an infographic, a press release, or an…

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