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Click to view contentWhich of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2019? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on The Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog:    5. Funeral Held for Four Children Killed in Home Daycare Fire; Tragedy Draws Call for Sprinklers  4. Worcester fire chief says people need to see live burns; see… (Show more)
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Click to view contentIn a letter to the editor published today on Capegazette.com, Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition chairman, Paul Eichler, addressed the conversation about home fire sprinklers that is taking place in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. On behalf of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Delaware Volunteer Firefighters' Association (DVFA) Fire Sprinkler… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThe November issue of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter is now available. There are stories on:   the home fire sprinkler test performed by This Old House's Richard Trethewey the New Hampshire summit that brought together fire safety stakeholders from New Hampshire and Vermont tips on staying fire-safe this winter as well as resources… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThe Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is accepting applications for its 2020 Phoenix Fellowship program. These 11-month service-learning positions give early-career professionals the opportunity to gain professional experience as well as build a larger understanding of the Society's organizational functioning and partnerships.    The Phoenix… (Show more)
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Click to view contentIf you were thumbing through your social media feeds over the last few days, you might have seen it: with a little humor and a great hat, Richard Trethewey from This Old House demonstrated how sprinklers work in a video that was posted on the show’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.   All lightheartedness aside, in the minute-long clip,… (Show more)
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Click to view content  The third annual Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Prevention Summit was held this week in Lebanon, NH. The summit brought together fire and life safety professionals in New Hampshire and Vermont to explore ways to prevent deaths and injuries in the bi-state region.   This year’s program included a live side-by-side burn and… (Show more)
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Click to view content    This past week NFPA President Jim Pauley spoke to attendees at Hawks Cay 2019, a Florida Fire Sprinkler Association conference held in the Florida Keys. Jim shared a different way to think about safety.   Reflecting on past catastrophes including the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, and the explosion at a chemical plant in Yancheng, China, Jim… (Show more)
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The Rawlins Fire Department in Rawlins, Wyoming hosted a side-by-side burn to promote home fire sprinklers and the impact was clear. As fire ravaged the unsprinklered room, "bystanders dumbstruck by the spectacular sight" as Rawlins' longtime fire chief John Rutherford narrated the "controlled catastrophe" reported Rawlins Times.com.   For the… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThe activation of a sprinkler extinguished a fire and saved about 800 people in a Tysons, Virginia apartment building on September 22, according to a recent local news report. Damages were estimated to be $650.   In another fire that took place in the state one week prior resulted in a different outcome: a mother, father, and 10-year-old son lost… (Show more)
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Delaware Fire Coalition Chair Paul Eichler was recently interviewed on Delmarva Life, a local TV program. As part of the conversation, the Coalition Chair provided education about home fire sprinklers and dispelled some of the common myths about them. Among the misconceptions discussed, he debunked the myth that home fire sprinklers leak "all over… (Show more)
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