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It's as if Tim Dawdy wanted to build a fire-safe fortress. Maybe his reason stems from witnessing the damaging effects of fire during his 30-year stint in the fire service. Maybe he's safeguarding his new home to have one less thing to worry about during his retirement years.    Whatever the reason, what Dawdy has done to his new home is a lesson… (Show more)
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In the Canadian town of Calgary, astonishing things are happening. Brookfield Residential, a developer for the town's newest development (called Livingston), has decided to place fire sprinklers in all of the new community's homes. That's 10,000 single-family homes and 5,000 multi-family units protected by this feature. Anticipating the… (Show more)
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How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's.    "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… (Show more)
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Indian Hills, Colorado, is weighing a home fire sprinkler requirement, basing the consideration partly on water supply concerns and firefighter response times.    A resolution to sprinklering its new homes was introduced by Randy Rudloff, fire marshal for the Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue. He told the Canyon Courier that the majority of new… (Show more)
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You didn't have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA's Conference and Expo, happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire section of the expo floor to this technology.    This area, called The Annex: Focus on Suppression, featured NFPA experts discussing… (Show more)
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Feike van Dijk spoke to a room of mainly fire service individuals about the 2014 home fire that claimed two of his children, Zephan and Noah. He, too, was, injured in the blaze while attempting to save his boys. He can still smell the smoke, feel the heat of the flames. The memories have contributed to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Van… (Show more)
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Here's a quick rundown of what you'll find in the latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter:   We asked our sprinkler advocates to take action on Home Fire Sprinkler Day on May 19, and they did not disappoint. Read our recap of this project, and see photos of the events.   Experts weigh in on how fire impacts unprotected,… (Show more)
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I had many burning questions for Robert Nolan, fire marshal for the city of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. News broke earlier this year that Vegas' city council unanimously approved a requirement to fire sprinkler its one- and two-family homes. Since Vegas is the hottest real estate market in the U.S. (per Realtor.com), this decision will undoubtedly… (Show more)
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A bill has been introduced in Albany County, New York, that would require the sprinklering of new, one- and two-family homes and townhomes there after January 1, 2019. The bill references Maryland as a crucial reason why the new law is necessary, stating, "Experience from the state of Maryland, which mandates home fire sprinklers, shows that there… (Show more)
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Scottsdale, Arizona, is well-known for its ordinance to fire sprinkler its new homes, a requirement that has been in existence there for more than 30 years. Home sprinkler naysayers need only look to this report by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to understand how this ordinance has reduced Scottsdale's home fire losses and led to installation… (Show more)
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