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Fred Durso
It's not everyday you hear about a homebuilder having positive things to say about home fire sprinklers. However, that's exactly what happened following an installation in Boxford, Massachusetts.    An article appearing in Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association, highlights a couple who wanted to create a home that… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
During the recent groundbreaking, Massachusetts Congressman Bill Keating joined Paul Skarinka and his wife, Jenn, at the site of their new home   Corporal Paul Skarinka was eight months into his first tour of duty with the U.S. Army when his unit came under enemy fire while on a mission outside of Baghdad in 2014. During a rocket-propelled… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, a demonstration offered a reminder of the fire dangers lurking inside your home.    Hosted by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Fire Prevention Association of Massachusetts, the live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration showed the large crowd at the Foxborough… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Angie's List, the company that links its members with user-generated reviews of local businesses, has been a vocal advocate for home fire sprinklers. NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative team has come across a series of articles over the years in which the company supports the use of this technology.    Here's another one, in which Angie… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
During Fire Prevention Week (FPW), the Downers Grove Fire Department is hosting a "night at the firehouse" to underscore the necessity of home fire sprinklers. Via a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration and thermal imaging equipment, the public will see firsthand how hot fire can get inside a home.    If you're planning your own event around… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In case you missed it, we're giving you the chance to view NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative's latest webinar. If you're new to fire sprinkler advocacy or want to better your efforts, please watch "Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers." We outline steps to get energized and active in the push for fire sprinkler requirements across… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In our latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, you’ll read about our upcoming podcast series, “The Survivors,” that gives an all-encompassing look at the lingering effects of American home fires. Podcast episodes will be released at the end of October.    There’s also stories on: • a fire sprinkler advocate taking on a sprinkler opponent •… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A new law in Wales went into effect in January, requiring fire sprinklers in all new homes. Wales is the first country in the world to pass such a requirement.    However, homebuilders there have spent little time trying to avoid the new requirement. According to a recent story that appeared on Wales Online, this industry might be able to avoid… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Fire Marshal Randy Miller (second from right) stopped by NFPA's booth during AFSA's convention in Las Vegas. From left: Jeff Hudson, NFPA; Lorraine Carli, NFPA; and Peg Paul with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition   During the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) recent Convention, Exhibition, and Apprentice Competition, a Washington Fire… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
We recently reported on this blog a fire occurring inside a home where a grandmother lived with a couple and their two-year-old daughter. The grandmother was home alone at the time of the fire but escaped without injury following the activation of the home’s fire sprinklers. The local fire service credited the sprinklers for preventing any… (Show more)
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