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The rise of the state sprinkler coalition

By Fred Durso, Jr. Take a look at the map embedded into this post and you’ll notice something spectacular: residential sprinkler advocates are joining forces and contributing to an effective grassroots effort that’s spreading across the U.S. These coast-to-coast sprinkler…

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What can you learn at a windjammer festival?

By Judy Comoletti New England had wonderful weather for Labor Day Weekend! I spent the weekend in Camden, ME enjoying the annual Windjammer Festival. Fun events included a Build-a Boat construction with a boat race, a crate race crossing 27…

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Back to school time puts spotlight on campus fire safety

By LisaMarie Sinatra If you’re like me, you’re amazed at the thought that it’s now September! And for most of us, that meant passing up a day at the beach and spending the past weekend moving into dorms and off-campus…

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Here’s why amendments and add-ons to home fire sprinkler requirements should be avoided

By Fred Durso, Jr. The reasons are endless as to why California is considered the “Golden State.” For instance, its decision to require home fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes certainly exemplified its golden status among sprinkler…

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Senior Center Celebrations offers opportunities for fire and fall prevention education

By Lisa Braxton Students have gone back to school, Labor Day is behind us. Now the celebration for older adults begins.National Senior Center Month is celebrated every September. It’s a time when senior centers shine the spotlight on career fairs,…

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NFPA announces launch of online smoke alarm pledge in partnership with LEGOLAND Florida Resort and LEGOLAND California Resort

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of an online smoke alarm pledge in partnership with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and LEGOLAND® California Resort. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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NFPA leadership team takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) took on the Ice Bucket Challenge today to help raise funds for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association. All eight members of the NFPA executive team took the Challenge, with staff making the ice…

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Take the NFPA Smoke Alarm Pledge & you could win a trip to LEGOLAND Florida or LEGOLAND California Resort

By Lauren Backstrom NFPA, LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND California Resort launch the 2014 Smoke Alarm Pledge today. Between September 2nd and October 5th, anyone who fills in the submission form (found on www.nfpa.org/smokealarmpledge or NFPA’s Facebook page) agrees to take…

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NFPA’s Cooking Fire Central pages redesigned for all your kitchen safety needs

By LisaMarie Sinatra As many of you know, NFPA is a really great resource for information about cooking fire safety. Our web pages provide all kinds of materials for families and fire professionals and teachers alike. Today I’m happy to…

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Are you or a loved one heading back to school? Keep fire safety and sprinklers in mind

By Fred Durso, Jr. More than 70 students were packed into a Kansas fraternity house this week when a fire erupted on the third-floor living area. More than 30 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was initiated by the improper…

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