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Fred Durso
  A bill authored by Minnesota Senator Rich Draheim aimed at "creating more affordable housing" would weaken a current state requirement for residential fire sprinklers.    The bill, which recently passed a Senate vote, would exempt two-unit townhomes from requiring fire sprinklers. "We have to start looking at ways to reduce construction costs… (Show more)
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The Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition was awarded the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Grant. The grant was primarily used for audio/visual equipment intended for use at trade shows to help endorse home fire sprinklers. The most notable trade shows were the Milwaukee Metropolitan Builders Show and the Madison Building Show,… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Talk about a perfect pitch.    All it took for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to fire sprinkler its first home was a phone call by Floridian fire service members. "It all started with a phone call about a concept to put fire sprinklers into Habitat for Humanity homes," says Chief Otto Drozd III with Orange County Fire Rescue (OCFR) in a… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In case you missed it, NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative hosted a live webcast featuring three members of its Faces of Fire Campaign. Launched in 2010, the campaign humanizes the horrors, loss, and resiliency of people impacted by home fires and underscores how home fire sprinklers play a part in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Please watch… (Show more)
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wlefkovich
The Utah Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition was one of the recipients of the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Fire Sprinkler Initiative Grant. The coalition used the grant to host a summit for the real estate and insurance industries with the goal to educate them on the importance of home fire sprinklers. The summit had more than 70 attendees.   The summit… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A behind-the-scenes look at a home fire sprinkler. Photo: Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition   Canada's King Township is considered one of the country's "fastest growing municipalities." With this development boom has come increased concerns for fire from the township's mayor, Steve Pellegrini.    "Home fire sprinkler technology has been available… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In a story underscoring home fire sprinklers, a local homebuilding association has provided inaccurate information about today's home fire problem.    “Since 1991 when the construction code began requiring interconnected, hardwired, battery back-up smoke detectors there have been zero residential deaths in new construction,” Remi Stone, executive… (Show more)
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wlefkovich
The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition was awarded $10,000 via NFPA’s 2016 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant. The grant was used to construct a side-by-side burn demonstration trailer. With help of a local sprinkler contractor, American Fire Systems, the coalition built the trailer exclusively with the grant, and saved about $10,000… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Following a story appearing in the Kansas City Star underscoring the deadly effects of banning home fire sprinkler requirements, the paper's editorial board has offered pointed remarks in support of this technology.   "There should be no debate," states the board's op-ed. "If sprinklers were installed as a part of new home construction — as… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Imagine the exposure for home fire sprinklers if all Realtors made them as coveted a feature in new homes as granite countertops or hardwood floors. An article recently appearing on Realtor.com places this technology in the limelight, highlighting fire sprinkler cost, operation, and minimal maintenance.   "As more folks are educated about the… (Show more)
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