• Retired fire chief builds home using fire-safe features, both inside and out

    It's as if Tim Dawdy wanted to build a fire-safe fortress. Maybe his reason stems from witnessing the damaging effects of fire during his 30-year stint in the fire service. Maybe he's safeguarding ...
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  • In this state, civilian fire fatalities up an astounding 40 percent over last year

    How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire ...
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  • In a community that decided to fire sprinkler all of its homes, demonstration underscores the "why"

    In the Canadian town of Calgary, astonishing things are happening. Brookfield Residential, a developer for the town's newest development (called Livingston), has decided to place fire sprinklers in all ...
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  • Fire sprinklers get its share of the spotlight at NFPA's Conference and Expo

    You didn't have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA's Conference and Expo, happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire section ...
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  • Citing water concerns and fire department response times, town considers home fire sprinkler requirement

    Indian Hills, Colorado, is weighing a home fire sprinkler requirement, basing the consideration partly on water supply concerns and firefighter response times.    A resolution to sp...
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  • Firefighter's struggle with PTSD and his path toward healing highlighted at NFPA's Conference and Expo

    Feike van Dijk spoke to a room of mainly fire service individuals about the 2014 home fire that claimed two of his children, Zephan and Noah. He, too, was, injured in the blaze while attempting to save his boys. He ca...
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  • Latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights events during inaugural Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Here's a quick rundown of what you'll find in the latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter:   We asked our sprinkler advocates to take action on Home Fire Sprinkler Day on May 19, and t...
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  • NFPA interviews Las Vegas fire marshal about city's landmark ordinance to fire sprinkler its new homes

    I had many burning questions for Robert Nolan, fire marshal for the city of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. News broke earlier this year that Vegas' city council unanimously approved a requirement to fire sp...
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  • Safety advocates take to TV to weigh benefits of home fire sprinkler bill

    A bill has been introduced in Albany County, New York, that would require the sprinklering of new, one- and two-family homes and townhomes there after January 1, 2019. The bill references Maryland as a crucial reason ...
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  • Short documentary highlights history of Scottsdale, Arizona, fire sprinkler ordinance

    Scottsdale, Arizona, is well-known for its ordinance to fire sprinkler its new homes, a requirement that has been in existence there for more than 30 years. Home sprinkler naysayers need only look to this re...
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  • View NFPA's photo gallery of Home Fire Sprinkler Day activities

    With more than 50 events occurring in 25 states and Canadian provinces, Home Fire Sprinkler Day has been deemed a success. This project initiated by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Co...
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  • Citing life safety, English city council votes to require fire sprinklers in certain homes

    Going forward, all new homes built or commissioned by a specific English city council will include fire sprinklers.    This decision followed a favorable vote in May by city councilors in Cornwall, a c...
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  • Once again, New Jersey legislators introduce bills to fire sprinkler the state's new homes

    If two New Jersey legislators have their say, all new homes in the Garden State will be protected by fire sprinklers.    A bill introduced in the State Assembly by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and another ...
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  • The U.S. and Canada unite during first Home Fire Sprinkler Day to showcase power of this life-saving technology

    Rain may have been in the forecast for many parts of North America on Saturday, May 19. However, it did not dampen efforts to finally give home fire sprinklers the widespread attention this technology deserv...
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  • Use our resources to ensure your Home Fire Sprinkler Day event is a success

    The big day is almost here. Are you ready?    Advocates across the U.S. and Canada are initiating more than 50 events for Home Fire Sprinkler Day, set to take place in the U.S. on Saturday, May 19. (Visit o...
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  • In same state, home fire kills five children while fire sprinklers save family in separate incident

    Photo: Twitter Five children lost their lives during a Greensboro, North Carolina, residential fire this month. News reports state that the two boys and three girls, ranging in age from 18 months to nine yea...
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  • Commentary: Why isn't the fire service completely endorsing, demanding, and advocating for fire sprinklers in all new homes?

    Don Jolley, fire chief for the City of Pitt Meadows in British Columbia and the first vice president of the Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia, offered a unique perspective to Firefighting in Canada....
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  • Use our free template and craft your own letter to the editor about Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Whether or not you're hosting or attending one of the many events on Home Fire Sprinkler Day, here's a simple way of getting the media's attention: write a letter to the editor.   NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Init...
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  • NFPA, fire safety experts explain science behind fire spread in today's new homes

    You may have heard that new homes burn faster than homes built decades ago, but why is that the case?   A recent news story from Arizona offers an explanation. One component is the material used to build ne...
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  • New home fire survey spotlighted in latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    A new survey by the American Red Cross has unveiled disturbing misconceptions about home fires. Read the findings from this survey in the latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. There are also s...
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