• 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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  • Nominate your favorite fire sprinkler advocate for the Bringing Safety Home 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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  • New NFPA online forum for home fire sprinkler advocates

    Introducing a new forum aimed at connecting you with other fire sprinkler advocates across North America. You may already be aware of this site, NFPA Xchange, our online community that houses this blog and an ass...
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  • Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition receives massive grant to further its efforts

    If you've come to love the free resources produced by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), here's some good news: the nonprofit recently secured a grant aimed at making a bigger dent in North America's&...
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  • Don't forget to register for NFPA's free webinar on home fire sprinklers

    Solving the Home Fire Problem: Five Steps to Better Advocate for Home Fire Sprinklers Thursday, September 21, 12:30-1:30 pm ET Every year, the majority of North America's fire deaths happen at home. The solut...
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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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  • 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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  • Advocate for home fire sprinklers like a pro using NFPA's new resources

    Here a quick reminder about two resources recently produced by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative:     Filled with our most popular downloads for sprinkler advocacy, this toolkit includes an eye-catching...
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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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  • 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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