• Build your own NFPA 13D fire sprinkler display!

    The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has taken the guesswork out of creating a live fire/sprinkler demonstration via its free, downloadable guide. Following the success of this resource, HFSC has cr...
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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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  • Connecticut advocate receives Bringing Safety Home Award for relentless push for fire sprinkler requirement

    Keith Flood (second from right) is the 2017 recipient of the Bringing Safety Home Award. Honoring Flood during NFPA's recent Sprinkler Coalition Chair Summit was (from left) Fred Durso, communications manager for...
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  • Report: Homebuilders spent $24 million in one state fighting home fire sprinkler requirements

    Fighting back tears, Bobby O'Neal, Sr., described the day he received the call that the home his 32-year-old son was living in was in flames. His son eventually died from the incident.    “I feel like...
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  • Fire sprinkler advocates give lesson on home fire sprinklers to future builders

    Students in New York not only got to witness the incredible impact of home fire sprinklers--they helped build its power.    High schoolers from Troy and Rochester, New York, with an interest in constru...
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  • FEMA's emergency housing units now include fire sprinklers

    The U.S.has seen its share of natural disasters this year. Following Hurricane Harvey, in particular, which ravaged parts of Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supplied manufactured housin...
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  • One fire district, two fire sprinkler saves over a three-month period

    A single residential fire sprinkler had extinguished a fire on a desk located in a second-floor home office.   The communications team at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition alerted us to two likely tragedies aver...
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  • Now available: NFPA podcast series showcases 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.   NFPA has release...
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  • Commentary: Addressing cancer within the fire service must start with embracing home fire sprinklers

    The following commentary was written by Gregg A. Cleveland, chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   There is a lot of discussion about changing the culture of the fire service today. In my nearly 40 ...
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  • Fire inspector counters the many myths on home fire sprinklers

    Speaking out in support of home fire sprinklers is an effective way of getting the public's attention on a technology that might be foreign to them. Doing just that is Brian Bechtel, chief inspector with the Crawfords...
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  • Could residential fire sprinklers have prevented the death of a 25-year-old?

    In a state currently battling fire sprinkler requirements, a news story discusses the potential effects of not embracing these requirements in residential settings.    The Tampa Bay Times recently unde...
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  • "Good Morning America" prominently features home fire sprinklers

    Millions of Americans this week woke to a story on one of NFPA's favorite topics: home fire sprinklers.    Using NFPA's data on today's home fires, "Good Morning America" underscored today's home fire probl...
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  • Homebuilders attempt to circumvent fire sprinkler law--and other news in NFPA's latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    In NFPA's latest edition of its Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, learn how homebuilders might be trying to get out of a requirement to sprinkler new homes. You'll also read about:    five easy steps to...
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  • Homeowners work with builder to equip new home with fire sprinklers

    It's not everyday you hear about a homebuilder having positive things to say about home fire sprinklers. However, that's exactly what happened following an installation in Boxford, Massachusetts.    An...
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  • Groundbreaking begins for wounded veteran's new home that will include fire sprinklers

    During the recent groundbreaking, Massachusetts Congressman Bill Keating joined Paul Skarinka and his wife, Jenn, at the site of their new home   Corporal Paul Skarinka was eight months into his first tour ...
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  • Home fire sprinkler demonstration held where New England Patriots play

    In the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, a demonstration offered a reminder of the fire dangers lurking inside your home.    Hosted by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coali...
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  • Angie's List--once again--makes a huge push for home fire sprinklers

    Angie's List, the company that links its members with user-generated reviews of local businesses, has been a vocal advocate for home fire sprinklers. NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative team has come across a series of a...
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  • Hosting public education events during Fire Prevention Week? Use these free resources promoting home fire sprinklers

    During Fire Prevention Week (FPW), the Downers Grove Fire Department is hosting a "night at the firehouse" to underscore the necessity of home fire sprinklers. Via a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration and the...
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  • Watch NFPA's latest webinar "Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers"

    In case you missed it, we're giving you the chance to view NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative's latest webinar. If you're new to fire sprinkler advocacy or want to better your efforts, please watch "Five Steps to Better...
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  • Upcoming podcast series and other news highlighted in NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    In our latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, you’ll read about our upcoming podcast series, “The Survivors,” that gives an all-encompassing look at the lingering effects of American home fires...
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