• 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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  • Fire sprinkler advocate takes on anti-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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  • 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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  • Latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights new data supporting home fire sprinklers

    Here are the highlights from NFPA's recently released Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter:   • the link between firefighter cancer and the new home environment • new data from us proving (once ...
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  • Legislator witnesses realities of today's home fires

    NFPA, the American Red Cross, Vision 20/20, and a team of other safety experts and organizations recently convened in Connecticut for a conference aimed at saving lives. The Fire and Life Safety Educato...
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  • Register for NFPA's webinar and let us help you perfect your pitch on home fire sprinklers

      Free Webinar: Solving the Home Fire Problem--Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers   Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST   Every year, the majority of North America's fire deaths ...
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  • During state building code update, Connecticut safety advocates urge code committee to adopt home fire sprinkler requirement

    Keith Flood, chair of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition, discusses home fire sprinklers and a crucial state building code update with a local reporter.   The perpetual myth from fire sprinkler opponents t...
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  • Fire safety officials make a point to call out fire sprinklers following devastating home fires

    Two news stories not only the feature the damage associated with home fires, but the technology that could have prevented it.    In Ludlow, Massachusetts, an air conditioner started a fire in July that...
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  • Commentary: If Smithsonian building is worthy of sprinkler protection, why aren't our lives?

    A small fire at the Smithsonian Castle building in Washington, D.C., made minimal headlines, mainly because its sprinklers quickly extinguished the flames. No deaths. No injuries. Minimal damage.    In...
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  • Fire marshal, once again, praises fire sprinklers, calling them "firefighters up in the ceiling"

    We recently highlighted this video produced by the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office featuring State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy encouraging fire sprinklers in new dwellings. He has once again alerted the media t...
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  • Deputy fire marshal honored nationally for spearheading town's fire sprinkler ordinance

    Photo courtesy of the American Fire Sprinkler Association   Having overseen nearly 2,000 home installations of fire sprinklers, Randy Miller knows these systems backwards and forwards. He's now receiving nationa...
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  • Two fires in the same town have vastly different outcomes thanks to fire sprinklers

    Our friends at the Blue Mountains Fire & Rescue in Ontario sent us a comparison of two fires in their community and the astounding results of each.    A cigarette that accidentally dropped onto bedding ...
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  • Upcoming NFPA webinar highlights five ways to better your advocacy for home fire sprinklers

      Free Webinar: Solving the Home Fire Problem--Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers   Thursday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST   Every year, the majority of North America's fire deat...
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  • Take action to ensure fire sprinklers make it into every new home in Connecticut

    As Connecticut currently updates its building code, members of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition are recommending the state's Codes and Standards Committee to embrace the solution to the state's home fire probl...
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  • Editorial: When you stall on adopting measures for safer residences, you're playing with fire

    A recent editorial appearing on NorthJersey.com eloquently captures the frustration felt by many of our safety advocates. The editorial is in response to state legislators stalling on fire code reform following the ma...
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  • Firefighter cancer and the new home environment

    A recent issue of NFPA Journal offered a sobering look at the toll cancer is taking on firefighters. Modern homes and the combustibles within them are partly to blame; these synthetic materials under fire pr...
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  • Report: Home fire sprinkler sales "poised for growth"

    Residential fire sprinklers have been receiving some positive press in recent weeks. In response to the Grenfell Tower Fire in London that killed 80 people, Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed anti-sprin...
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