• Report: Homebuilders spent $24 million in one state fighting home fire sprinkler requirements

    Fighting back tears, Bobby O'Neal, Sr., described the day he received the call that the home his 32-year-old son was living in was in flames. His son eventually died from the incident.    “I feel like...
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  • Fire sprinkler advocates give lesson on home fire sprinklers to future builders

    Students in New York not only got to witness the incredible impact of home fire sprinklers--they helped build its power.    High schoolers from Troy and Rochester, New York, with an interest in constru...
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  • FEMA's emergency housing units now include fire sprinklers

    The U.S.has seen its share of natural disasters this year. Following Hurricane Harvey, in particular, which ravaged parts of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supplied manufactured housin...
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  • Now available: NFPA podcast series showcases lingering effects of American home fires

    Every day seven people die from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. These statistics, while important, are only a small piece of America's complex home fire problem.   NFPA has release...
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  • Commentary: Addressing cancer within the fire service must start with embracing home fire sprinklers

    The following commentary was written by Gregg A. Cleveland, chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   There is a lot of discussion about changing the culture of the fire service today. In my nearly 40 ...
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  • Could residential fire sprinklers have prevented the death of a 25-year-old?

    In a state currently battling fire sprinkler requirements, a news story discusses the potential effects of not embracing these requirements in residential settings.    The Tampa Bay Times recently unde...
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  • "Good Morning America" prominently features home fire sprinklers

    Millions of Americans this week woke to a story on one of NFPA's favorite topics: home fire sprinklers.    Using NFPA's data on today's home fires, "Good Morning America" underscored today's home fire probl...
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  • Homebuilders attempt to circumvent fire sprinkler law--and other news in NFPA's latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    In NFPA's latest edition of its Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, learn how homebuilders might be trying to get out of a requirement to sprinkler new homes. You'll also read about:    five easy steps to...
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  • Homeowners work with builder to equip new home with fire sprinklers

    It's not everyday you hear about a homebuilder having positive things to say about home fire sprinklers. However, that's exactly what happened following an installation in Boxford, Massachusetts.    An...
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  • Groundbreaking begins for wounded veteran's new home that will include fire sprinklers

    During the recent groundbreaking, Massachusetts Congressman Bill Keating joined Paul Skarinka and his wife, Jenn, at the site of their new home   Corporal Paul Skarinka was eight months into his first tour ...
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  • Home fire sprinkler demonstration held where New England Patriots play

    In the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, a demonstration offered a reminder of the fire dangers lurking inside your home.    Hosted by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coali...
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  • Angie's List--once again--makes a huge push for home fire sprinklers

    Angie's List, the company that links its members with user-generated reviews of local businesses, has been a vocal advocate for home fire sprinklers. NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative team has come across a series of a...
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  • Upcoming podcast series and other news highlighted in NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    In our latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, you’ll read about our upcoming podcast series, “The Survivors,” that gives an all-encompassing look at the lingering effects of American home fires...
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  • Editorial: There's no rational explanation for opposing home fire sprinklers

    We recently reported on this blog a fire occurring inside a home where a grandmother lived with a couple and their two-year-old daughter. The grandmother was home alone at the time of the fire but escaped without inju...
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  • Fire sprinkler advocate takes on sprinkler naysayer

    Tip of the hat to Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition, for setting the record straight on home fire sprinklers. Following a letter to the editor in which Eichler promoted the importance of fir...
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  • One week, two potential tragedies averted at home thanks to fire sprinklers

    Residential fire sprinklers have been spotlighted twice in a week's span, thanks to two news outlets promoting two activations on opposite sides of the U.S.    The first occurred on September 19 in Abingdon...
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  • NFPA's upcoming podcast series gives a rare, yet powerful, look at the lingering effects of American home fires

      Every day seven people die from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. These statistics, while important, are only a small piece of America's complex home fire problem.   There ar...
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  • Discussion surrounds those permitted to install home fire sprinklers

    In case you missed it, Alabama's governor recently signed into law a bill allowing plumbers to install home fire sprinklers. Granting this group access in Alabama and elsewhere has initiated discussions on who...
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  • Here are some examples of firefighters being powerful advocates for home fire sprinklers

    We've always said that fire service members can be some of the best voices in support of home fire sprinklers. Here's proof.    The Chilliwack Fire Department in British Columbia publicly praised a fir...
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  • Hurricane Harvey aftermath prompts discussion on building codes and safer homes

    Damages following Hurricane Harvey could reach $180 billion, per a recent article by Reuters. Before rebuilding begins, people are weighing in on how it should be done. The conversation is part of a lar...
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