Translation

Firefighter death adds significance to new Connecticut sprinkler coalition

By Fred Durso, Jr. This week, Hartford, Connecticut, firefighter Kevin Bell, 48, died after suffering critical injuries while battling a fire at a multi-family home. According to the Hartford Courant, Bell was searching the home when “fire conditions forced him to bail out of a second-floor window.” Another firefighter suffered burns on 10 percent of his body, noted the paper. The tragedy only seemed to underscore the importance of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, which officially launched a day later at the University of New Haven. (Coalitions now exist in 21 states.) More than 100 people attended the event, which brought together the state’s…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


Related Articles

Sparky checks of bucket list items #10 and #11: Visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial

By Audrey Cooney Sparky checked off two items when he visited Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, both in…

Special report on home fires includes NFPA safety advocates and important message on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Injured in a home fire when he was only two years old, Phil Tammaro first shared his story…

Safe use of generators urged as tragedies occur in wake of Hurricane Irma

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to Orange County, Florida officials, three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running after…