• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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