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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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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentFires in the home pose one of the biggest threats to a community. In 2018, US fire departments responded to an estimated 1,318,500 fires. These fires caused 3,655 civilian deaths, an increase of 8 percent over the previous year. Of those deaths, roughly 73 percent occurred in the home, the very place people feel most safe.   All national safety… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentNew homes today are often built with unprotected lightweight construction and filled with lots of synthetic materials that burn hotter and faster than older homes. According to fire safety experts, we can have as little as two minutes to escape a home fire compared to eight to 10 minutes in previous decades. Armed with important facts about the… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
During the National Fire Sprinkler Association Virtual Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference in April 2020, NFPA President and CEO, Jim Pauley spoke about the role fire sprinkler advocacy plays in the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, and how supporters can ensure the Ecosystem around home fire safety remains intact.  Based on questions… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentDue to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.   Our intent with this new virtual approach is to… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view contentDue to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.   Our intent with this new virtual approach is to… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentDue to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.   Our intent with this new virtual approach is to… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentDue to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the value of home fire sprinklers.   Our intent with this new virtual approach is to… (Show more)
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