• Know a stellar fire sprinkler advocate? Nominate them for the NFPA/HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

    Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association received the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Ho...
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  • How to include home fire sprinklers into your Fire Prevention Week outreach

    It's coming.    Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 7-13, is the time to bring your local and our national home fire problem into focus. It's the time to explain to the public that "fire can happe...
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  • Mom, two daughters watch home burn to the ground, rebuild with fire sprinklers

    Michelle Allyn and her two daughters were settling in for the night when Allyn heard a strange sound coming from outside their home. Allyn opened her front door and noticed her entire carport on fire. T...
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  • Fire safety advocate who fought anti-sprinkler legislation receives national award

    Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association accept the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Home...
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  • Advocacy on wheels: Fire sprinkler supporters create eye-catching bus ad

    Safety advocates are taking their sprinkler education and advocacy on the road, literally.    Members of the Oregon Fire Sprinkler Coalition developed this bus ad promoting home fire sprinklers that include...
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  • The power of storytelling: NFPA's emotional podcast series gets the gold during awards ceremony

    Feike van Dijk (left) and Noelle holding twins Ephraim ("Remmy") and Sabine ("Beanie"). (From right of Noelle) Zephan, Noah, and Able. Zephan and Noah lost their lives in a 2014 home fire.   We are a society tha...
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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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  • Which areas of a home require fire sprinklers, and which areas don't?

    Fire sprinkler advocates are likely familiar with the popular myths associated with home fire sprinklers. (No, smoke won't set off fire sprinklers.)  Lesser-known myths pertain to requirements found in NFPA ...
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  • NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative site now answers frequently asked questions pertaining to NFPA 13D installations

    Our fire sprinkler advocates have told us they wanted more educational information on the requirements in NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. ...
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  • As Home Fire Sprinkler Day nears, let NFPA and others know where your event is taking place

    Planning an event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day on Saturday, May 19? Let us know what you're up to.   Please take a few seconds and place your activity on our event map. Taking this simple step will let ...
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  • Fire sprinkler coalitions unite to educate water purveyors on home fire sprinklers

    Water purveyors might not be aware of the technical aspects of home fire sprinklers or the benefits of this technology. Sprinkler misconceptions have led this group to assess extraneous fees that c...
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  • Watch NFPA's free webinars on home fire sprinkler advocacy

    NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative has produced a series of free webinars over the years that are sure to perfect your safety advocacy efforts. They're available whenever you have some free time to view them and in...
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  • Following fire at Trump Tower, safety advocate reinforces need for fire sprinklers in all settings

    Photo: Twitter   Tragedy has once again placed a national spotlight on fire sprinklers.     A recent fire at New York City's Trump Tower claimed the life of 67-year-old Todd Brassner and inj...
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  • Download the proclamation for Home Fire Sprinkler Day and have your city acknowledge this event

        NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have created a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 19 Home Fire Sprinkler Day. Have your city or town's official sign the pro...
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  • Resident whose sister died in home fire becomes fire sprinkler advocate

    Phil Egan begins his commentary for the North Bay Nipissing News with this heartbreaking line: "On the cold, winter night that my 24-year-old sister Frances lay down to sleep, she never realized she had spent her...
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  • Please help us highlight Home Fire Sprinkler Day on social media by using our free resources

    NFPA and others have been hard at work making sure your Home Fire Sprinkler Day event goes off without a hitch. To help raise awareness of your local events and this North American endeavor, we've created a series of ...
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  • From "angry, bitter woman" to safety advocate: burn survivor receives national honor

    Pam Elliott doesn't remember the flames or smoke. She can't recall feeling any immediate pain from the third-degree burns that resulted from a fire at her home in 1959. What she does remember is a stranger e...
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  • Use these free resources to plan a successful event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Home Fire Sprinkler Day is rapidly approaching. To make sure your May 19 event is a success, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have produced a series of new resources. They include:   Sprinkler Day...
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  • Taking part in Home Fire Sprinkler Day? Add your event to our new map

    If you haven't heard, NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition are initiating Home Fire Sprinkler Day on Saturday, May 19. The intent is to simultaneously host at least one sprinkler...
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  • Commentary: Home fire killing two children serves as unfortunate "wake-up call" to bolster fire safety at home

    A 28-year-old father and two of his children, ages 5 and 6, died last month in a New Jersey home fire. Reports have indicated that the home did not have any smoke alarms or fire sprinklers--safety featu...
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