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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentA huge fire engulfed the upstate New York home of television host and celebrity cook, Rachael Ray, causing massive damage to the second floor and destroying the roof of the mansion. According to news sources, the house, situated in New York State’s Adirondack Park, is in a remote area where there are no fire hydrants for miles. Adding to the… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentAs advocates and educators of home fire sprinklers, we continue to search for ways to help increase awareness about the importance and benefits of this life-saving technology. But as you likely know, getting positive attention from the media can sometimes prove challenging. So, in an age where the world is saturated with news and information, how… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view content  For many, fire sprinklers are like ocean buoys: people know of them, and that they do something important. But that is often where consideration stops, and the same can be said for home fire sprinklers.   We continue to see misinformation from sprinkler opponents and with this weekly series we aim to set the record straight, tackle the myths… (Show more)
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averzoni
In a popular scene from the 1993 Halloween comedy flick Hocus Pocus, one of the characters holds a lighter up to a sprinkler head, causing several of them to go off at once. Fire sprinkler experts will be quick to tell you that's not the way it works; sprinklers go off individually in response to fire in a specific area, not as a group. It's a… (Show more)
susanmckelvey
  NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible for building, electrical and life safety via mobile devices, tablets, laptops, or preferred devices. NFPA LiNK is set to transform NFPA… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentExciting news rang through Cheyenne, Wyoming last month when the first single-family home constructed with residential fire sprinklers was inspected. The project was a joint effort between public and private partners, including the builder and contractors, and sets a new level of safety in the community.   Today’s modern home furnishings, popular… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view content“Residential fire sprinklers are a good, preventive measure,” said Bridgeview (Illinois) Fire Chief Michael Daly in a recent article in SuburbanChicagoland. Chief Daly was reacting to the good news that the Bridgeview village board took steps at their June meeting to ensure continued safety for its residents by unanimously approving amending the… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentOn May 25, 2008, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (VA) responded to a single-family house fire in a residential development. Keith Brower, who was the fire marshal at the time, heard the mayday call that would change his life. As firefighters entered the structure, a fireball erupted. The fire quickly went to flashover, spreading rapidly through the… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentHome fire sprinklers have been proven as the best protection available to minimize home fire injury and death for both civilians and responding firefighters. For more than a decade, the NFPA and International Code Council model national codes have included requirements to install fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes. But that… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentAs the world continues to deal with the ongoing demands of COVID-19, and with the fire service at its front lines, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) needed to reconsider what Home Fire Sprinkler Week would look like in light of public educational events being nearly impossible to hold.   The result was Home Fire Sprinkler Week… (Show more)
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