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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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Click to view contentThe Park Ridge Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Park Ridge Pointe community in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 6. After entering, crews discovered a fire had started in a bathroom in one of the condo units.    “The fire sprinkler system had activated (only one sprinkler head) and had prevented the fire from spreading throughout the… (Show more)
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Click to view content  The August issue of The Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll:   Learn about the 2020 dates for Home Fire Sprinkler Week as well as information on how you can get involved. Find an all-encompassing article about home fire sprinklers that provides vital information to share with stakeholders.… (Show more)
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Click to view contentPhoto Credit: Associated Press   It was with heavy hearts that four siblings, ages nine months to eight years old, were laid to rest over the weekend. The children were four out of the five that were killed in a home daycare fire in Erie, Pennsylvania. The fifth child, a two-year-old boy, will be laid to rest today.   The cause of the fire is… (Show more)
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Click to view contentWhen it comes to home fire sprinklers, misinformation about these life-and-property-saving systems continues to persist. Many who unfamiliar with the technology think that sprinklers are too expensive and that they will activate for no reason. They also often believe that in the event of a fire, the sprinklers will cause more damage than the fire… (Show more)
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Click to view contentToday’s post was written by guest contributor, Peg Paul, Communications Manager at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   Home fire sprinklers are a proven, long-term solution to the home fire problem. But the fire service often faces many challenges when working to protect new housing stock. In jurisdictions that do not have codes that require… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThe National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) were recently involved in a project working with Designing Spaces, a home improvement show, to retrofit a home for vets with disabilities. When they were asked to sponsor the project, the two groups didn’t think twice about getting… (Show more)
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Click to view content  No one was home at a McKinney, Texas apartment when a fire broke out in the kitchen. Firefighters received a call about smoke and when they arrived at the scene, they found that the sprinkler system had successfully stopped the fire from spreading beyond the room of origin, according to North Texas e-News report. “Fire sprinklers have been… (Show more)
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Click to view contentHow can you leverage social media to champion the life-saving power of home fire sprinklers? The answer to this question was the focus of Changing the Conversation and Raising Awareness for Fire Sprinklers #fastestwater, a well-attended session at the NFPA conference and Expo yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. Presenting was Vickie Pritchett, the… (Show more)
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Click to view contentToday's post was written by Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board:   During the holiday season, my family and I took a trip to the Wisconsin Dells and passed through Winnebago County, Illinois. I was reminded of our good fire safety friend and patriot Chief Rob Martin of the Win-Bur-Sew Fire Protection… (Show more)
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