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lorrainecarli
Click to view content  Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning to adjust to the many changes in our daily lives and schedules as we work from home and perhaps in slightly different capacities. Yet even during these uncertain times, we know that continuing your efforts to enhance safety is extremely important to you. That is why NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentIn a recent interview the Washington DC CBS affiliate WUSA9, Loudoun County Fire Chief Keith Johnson nailed how Virginia residents can be safer from fire – install home fire sprinklers in new homes.   The story pointed out that Maryland and the District of Columbia both require all new homes to have home fire sprinklers, an effort that… (Show more)
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jimpauley
Click to view contentAs the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governmental sources for COVID-19 updates and adjusting business practices as recommended.   We know that the information available through NFPA… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view content  The vast majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. It’s imperative we bring attention to this problem--and its solution.   From May 17 – 23, 2020, the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition, and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition-Canada will celebrate Home Fire Sprinkler Week and encourage other home fire… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentIn its latest resolution action, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Council unanimously approved one in support of Home Fire Sprinklers. The resolution was offered by the American Fire Sprinkler Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (FLSS), National Association of State Fire Marshals, National… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view content    New Paltz, New York, a small town in the southeastern part of the state with about 14,000 people, took a giant step forward to better protect their community from fire last month by requiring fire sprinklers in all new residential construction.   Mayor Tim Rogers was quoted in the Daily Freeman as saying, “The belief is that if there are… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentThe Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) urged release from committee and passage of HB 2027 – An Act relative to enhanced fire protection in new one and two family dwellings citing its ability to save the lives of the public, firefighters, and police officers.   HB 2027 is a local option bill and would allow communities the… (Show more)
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gharrington
Click to view contentHow did I get here? When you read an average of a half-dozen home fire death stories every day for a month, it changes you. That’s not hyperbole; I did, and it changed me. At the conclusion of 2019,I wrote in my #101Wednesdays blog about the year and decade in review in terms of life safety from fire.While there were several significant advances,… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentThe nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is now offering $500 stipends to 50 qualifying fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education in their communities.   The stipend will help pay for materials needed to build displays or demonstration units, or produce educational banners, posters, or other educational… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view content  NFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2020 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts aimed at reducing losses associated with fire, electrical, or other hazards. The advocacy medal honors an individual or group that shares the values of former NFPA President James Shannon. During his 12-year tenure as… (Show more)
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