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cthompson
Click to view contentThroughout our Mythblaster Monday series, we have pointed to resources that identify the benefits of home fire sprinklers and help combat the misinformation that surrounds them. Last week we debunked a myth frequently perpetuated by Hollywood, the idea that when one fire sprinkler goes off, they all do. Today, we acknowledge a concern that… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentOne of the best ways we know of to improve fire safety outcomes is in preparing ahead for emergencies before they happen. And whenever there is the possibility to collaborate with others toward that goal, the more opportunities we have to further reduce risks for injuries, damage, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards in our homes and… (Show more)
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cthompson
We often talk about the best way to improve fire safety outcomes is by having interconnected smoke alarms to alert people so that there may be a fire. Interconnected in the smoke alarm sense means that when one sounds, they all sound.   But for home fire sprinklers, this idea of connection results in a persistent myth. Throughout our Mythblaster… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentAccording to research, fires become deadly in as little as two minutes. The more we can do to improve the chances that people and property can be saved, the better. One of the best ways to protect homes in the event of a fire is home fire sprinklers, and the growing number of installations in new homes has been largely driven by the work of AHJs,… (Show more)
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cthompson
From the latest smoke alarms to solar panels, there are many ways for homeowners to make their homes safer and smarter. Unfortunately, when it comes to home fire sprinklers, their many safety benefits can get lost in the noise of misinformation. In our Mythblaster Monday series, we clear up common misunderstandings and share resources that explain… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentWhen advocating for positive change, a positive case study is invaluable. Late last week, Bowie, MD became such a case study when a fire broke out in a single-family home. Thanks to the home’s sprinkler system, the fire did not spread beyond the second-floor where it originated, and damage was minimal.   It comes as no surprise that Bowie,… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentBuying a home is a process that calls for making many choices, but when it comes to safety investments, a lack of accurate information can keep homeowners from making the most of available technology. Our Mythblaster Monday series cuts through the noise of false information surrounding home fire sprinklers, providing resources for advocates on… (Show more)
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cthompson
Each year as summer turns to fall, we see an uptick in home fires from increased heating device use, cooking, and other everyday activities. We know more about how to protect ourselves from fire than ever, but there are still situations that highlight opportunities to do more. Last week, Jefferson County suffered a tragic loss, when a mother and… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
County commissioners, firefighters, and community members in Hartsville, Tennessee were able to see firsthand last week the value of residential fire sprinklers when representatives from the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) brought a side-by-side burn and sprinkler demonstration trailer to town to promote requiring sprinklers in new… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentFire sprinklers are familiar to many of us and many people know they exist in stores, warehouses, and other commercial buildings. But not everyone may be aware of the importance of fire sprinklers in the home. But according to 2019 research, over one-quarter (27 percent) of reported fires happened in the home. When it comes to residential fire… (Show more)
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