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Fred Durso
A small fire at the Smithsonian Castle building in Washington, D.C., made minimal headlines, mainly because its sprinklers quickly extinguished the flames. No deaths. No injuries. Minimal damage.    In a well-written commentary by writer Dave Statter, he promotes the protection at this building and the "care...to protect...priceless artifacts and… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
We recently highlighted this video produced by the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office featuring State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy encouraging fire sprinklers in new dwellings. He has once again alerted the media to his state's home fire problem (165 Texans, on average, die each year) and his opinions on fire sprinklers.      "The thing about… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Now, there's even more data to support the stance that fire sprinklers should be a staple in all new homes.    NFPA's new report, "U.S. Experience With Sprinklers," sheds light on fire sprinkler operation during home fires and the loss mitigated by this technology. Consider these statistics found in the new report and accompanying fact sheet.… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Photo courtesy of the American Fire Sprinkler Association   Having overseen nearly 2,000 home installations of fire sprinklers, Randy Miller knows these systems backwards and forwards. He's now receiving national recognition not only for these installations but for his assistance in passing an ordinance to fire sprinkler every new home in… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Our friends at the Blue Mountains Fire & Rescue in Ontario sent us a comparison of two fires in their community and the astounding results of each.    A cigarette that accidentally dropped onto bedding inside a residence ignited one of the fires. The elderly resident attempted to extinguish the fire with a pail of water. When that didn't work, he… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
  Free Webinar: Solving the Home Fire Problem--Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers   Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST   Every year, the majority of North America's fire deaths happen at home. The solution to this problem - the home fire sprinkler - exists. However, many regions face intense opposition for fire… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A recent editorial appearing on NorthJersey.com eloquently captures the frustration felt by many of our safety advocates. The editorial is in response to state legislators stalling on fire code reform following the massive Edgewater apartment fire in 2015, which led to more than 500 residents losing their homes and another 500 being temporarily… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
As Connecticut currently updates its building code, members of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition are recommending the state's Codes and Standards Committee to embrace the solution to the state's home fire problem by adopting a model building code requirement to sprinkler all new homes. The coalition has based its recommendation on findings… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A recent issue of NFPA Journal offered a sobering look at the toll cancer is taking on firefighters. Modern homes and the combustibles within them are partly to blame; these synthetic materials under fire produce substances "proven or widely believed to cause cancer," states the article. While exact statistics are hard to come by, the figures that… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Residential fire sprinklers have been receiving some positive press in recent weeks. In response to the Grenfell Tower Fire in London that killed 80 people, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed anti-sprinkler legislation that would have again delayed installing fire sprinklers in certain residences. A North Carolina town has begun offering discounts… (Show more)
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