• 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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  • 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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  • New NFPA report points to main cause of home fires and injuries

    Before we promote a key solution to America's home fire problem (e.g., fire sprinklers), we must first convince decision makers why they're needed in the first place. Fire data can help cement the importance of requir...
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  • Six firefighters injured in home fire

    Earlier this month, firefighters were responding to a home fire in La Grange, Georgia, when a "flashover situation" occurred and injured six of them, according to news reports. Four of them experienced secon...
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  • Here are the findings from a new study examining 10 years of home fire data and fire sprinkler impact

    A new report once again points to the horror home fires pose on the public, and the power of home fire sprinklers. Examining 10 years of fire data, the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia released new...
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  • Red Cross survey identifies disturbing misconceptions about home fires

    Here is today's disturbing fact: forty percent of people recently surveyed believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire.    This finding was one of ...
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  • NFPA's alarming statistic on home fires reinforces need for home fire sprinklers

    Did you know that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die in that fire today than nearly 40 years ago?    This shocking fact comes from NFPA's Research and Analysis Division. Ye...
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  • New NFPA report documents the many life-saving successes of home fire sprinklers

    Looking for examples of how fire sprinklers have saved lives and limited property damage? You're in luck.    NFPA's new report, "Sprinkler Successes in One- and Two-Family Homes and Apartments," documents a...
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  • In state with one of the worst fire death rates, safety advocates want all new homes sprinklered

    According to NFPA's "U.S. Fire Death Rates by State" report released last year, South Carolina has one of the highest in the nation; its fire death rate was ranked seventh in the nation. Eight of the 10 states wi...
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  • Older adults, at greater risk of fire injury or fatality, could benefit from home fire sprinkler education

    Here's an alarming statistic pulled from NFPA's "Characteristics of Home Fire Victims" report: only 13 percent of the U.S. population is 65 or older, but 30 percent of fatal home fire victims were at least 6...
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  • NFPA's new report underscores prevalence of home fires and its effects

    NFPA has released its latest "Home Structure Fires" report. As is the case with its previous reports on this topic, the data is a cause for concern.    Here are some of the highlights from the new report:&#...
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  • NIST report: Human frailty a contributing factor in home fire deaths

    A new study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) emphasizes the likelihood of either dying or getting injured in home fires based on certain age groups.    The study "...
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  • New NFPA report on fire sprinklers further illuminates technology's life-saving abilities

    Now, there's even more data to support the stance that fire sprinklers should be a staple in all new homes.    NFPA's new report, "U.S. Experience With Sprinklers," sheds light on fire sprink...
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  • Good Morning America segment on children's response to smoke alarms reinforces need for home fire sprinklers

    A new study is shedding light on a lack of response to smoke alarms by children. Underscored during a recent segment on "Good Morning America," the study by U.K. researchers confirms that children have ...
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  • New NFPA report details upholstered furniture's role in home fire deaths and injuries

    You might pay no mind to what's filling your home's comfy sofas, but you should; fire safety experts have likened this material to "foam gasoline."   Many of today's homes are made with synthetic mater...
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  • Media, fire service turn out to underscore new study on economic impact of fire in unsprinklered homes

    During an event held this week, the public was alerted to a new Canadian study underscoring the economic loss associated with fires occurring in unsprinklered homes. The media and Canada's fire service officials ...
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  • New NFPA study documents overwhelming support of home fire sprinklers by consumers, government officials in states requiring this technology

    A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler its new homes. The ne...
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  • Can you name the five top causes of home fires?

      The following post was written by Marty Ahrens, NFPA's senior manager of data strategy and analytics:   It may be hard to believe, but NFPA's latest report on home structure fires shows that in 2010-201...
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  • Research sheds new light on effectiveness of smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers

    Research is again confirming a noteworthy reduction in life safety risks when smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are present at home.   Taking a 28-year look at fire incident reports in British Columbia, a new rep...
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  • What's flowing from your faucet? Study finds firefighting chemicals in drinking water

    Drinking water supplies serving approximately six million Americans contain firefighting chemicals exceeding the maximum allowable limit set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states a new report. ...
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