• 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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  • Forbes Article Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in All Homes

    When 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 wi...
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  • Home for Disabled Veterans Retrofit with Sprinklers

    The 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 i...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Across North America - & Beyond - Team Up for Successful Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    With nearly 40 educational initiatives occurring across North America and one in Europe, the 2019 Home Fire Sprinkler Week has been deemed a success. Through social media, video, local community events, and more,...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Join Forces for Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    If you haven't heard, Home Fire Sprinkler Week™ is just around the corner! From May 19-25, safety advocates across North America are taking action in unison to raise national awareness of a fire sprink...
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  • Maine Fire Chief Recipient of Bringing Safety Home Award

    NFPA's Bob Duval, Northeast Regional Director and Fire Investigator (right) presented Fire Chief Robert Lefebvre (left) with the Bringing Safety Home Award at the Maine Fire Chiefs Association Conferenc...
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  • Worcester fire chief says people need to see live burns; see the value in home fire sprinklers

      The Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Worcester (MA) Fire Department held a live side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn today to educate the public and policy makers about the rapid and deadly pace ...
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  • Tragic Halifax Fire Draws Calls for Sprinklers

    The small community of Spryfield within Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada was overcome by sorrow last month when a usual day turned tragic as seven children died in a fatal home fire in what news reports described as a r...
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  • NFSA Former President and Sprinkler Advocate John Viniello Passes Away

    The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) announced the passing of its former President, John Viniello on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. John served the Association as President from 1984-2012, and was involved in t...
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  • Commentary: Stop inaccurately inflating costs of home fire sprinklers

    As we reported on this blog, the Geneva, Illinois, City Council recently voted not to require fire sprinkler its new homes. The lone dissenter of the 8-1 vote against sprinklers was Alderman Jeanne...
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  • Editorial board: How long before all new homes are fire sprinklered?

    In a recent commentary, the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board addressed the home fire sprinkler debate. They foresee the day when "sprinkler systems in new homes are as common as smoke alarms," and adds that "pol...
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  • Commentary: opponent's claims on fire sprinkler costs only part of the problem

    The following commentary is from Steve Leyton, president of Protection Design and Consulting:    I read your summary of the Geneva, Illinois, council action and Bill Webb’s comments regarding hom...
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  • Here are NFPA's top five stories on fire sprinklers/home fires in 2018

    Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog:    5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs...
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  • Four-part series on residential fires underscores safety shortfalls

    “People are at risk of a fire anywhere they live, work, or recreate. But residential fires have accounted for almost all of the loss of life in our community,” Las Vegas Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal ...
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  • Working smoke alarms inside home where five children died from fire

    Source: WFMJ   Five children--ranging in age from one to nine years old--died in a horrific home fire in Youngstown, Ohio, this month. At the time of this post, the children's mother remains in critical conditio...
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  • NFPA's story of a home fire once again gets national recognition

    NFPA has been developing new ways of letting the public know that home fires should be a serious concern. Simply telling people that home fires are responsible for the majority of fire deaths isn't enough to...
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  • Young couple didn't have to die, says fire chief also taking a strong stance on fire sprinklers

    "It's nothing short of a tragedy," Fire Chief Brian Enterline told a Fox affiliate following the death of a young couple from a residential fire in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Based on what was discovered...
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  • Town's fire officials on the fence about fire sprinkler requirement

    Sheridan, Wyoming, City Council recently approved a second reading of a building code update that doesn't include the model building requirement to fire sprinkler new homes. Fire service members there s...
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