• CFSI Approves Home Fire Sprinkler Resolution

    In its latest resolution action, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Council unanimously approved one in support of Home Fire Sprinklers. The resolution was offered by the American Fire ...
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  • MA Chiefs of Police Association Weighs in on Pending Sprinkler Bill

    The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) urged release from committee and passage of HB 2027 – An Act relative to enhanced fire protection in new one and two family dwellings citing its ability to...
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  • Village of New Paltz, NY Acts in the Interest of Safety by Requiring Sprinklers

        New Paltz, New York, a small town in the southeastern part of the state with about 14,000 people, took a giant step forward to better protect their community from fire last month by requiring fire spri...
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  • Addressing the Home Fire Death Conundrum

    How did I get here? When you read an average of a half-dozen home fire death stories every day for a month, it changes you. That’s not hyperbole; I did, and it changed me. At the conclusion of 2019,I wrote in my...
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  • $500 Stipends Available to Support Your Home Fire Sprinkler Week Projects

    The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is now offering $500 stipends to 50 qualifying fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education in their communities.   The stipend will help ...
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  • Recognize outstanding advocacy efforts by nominating individual or group for the James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

      NFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2020 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts aimed at reducing losses associated with fire, electrical, or other hazards. The adv...
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  • Local Massachusetts House Fire Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

    Almost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In partic...
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  • The Top 5 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Blogs of 2019

    Which 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 H...
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  • Letter to the editor: “Protect your home, your family, your neighbor’s home, and your firefighters with residential sprinklers”

    In 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...
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  • The Latest Issue of FSI Newsletter Features Sprinkler Test from This Old House, Heating Safety Tips

    The 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 tha...
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  • NFPA President Jim Pauley Shares A Different Way to Think about Safety

        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. ...
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  • The Phoenix Society’s Fellowship Program: Applications Are Now Open

    The 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 ...
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  • Showing How Sprinklers Work on This Old House

    If 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 vid...
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  • Side-by-Side at New Hampshire Summit Underscores Today's Home Fire Dangers

      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 t...
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  • Side-By-Side & Family's Devastation Demonstrate Value of Sprinklers

    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 spec...
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  • Firefighters Voice Opposition to Virginia Housing Board’s Vote Against Sprinklers

    The 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.  ...
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  • Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition on TV to Discuss Sprinklers, Dispel Myths

    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 so...
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  • Single Fire Sprinkler Saves the Day in Park Ridge, Illinois

    The 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 uni...
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  • Read the Latest Edition of The Fire Sprinkler Initiative Newsletter

      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...
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  • Funeral Held for Four Children Killed in Home Daycare Fire; Tragedy Draws Call for Sprinklers

    Photo 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...
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