• Illinois Village Board Amends Sprinkler Ordinance To Updated Version of International Fire Code

    “Residential fire sprinklers are a good, preventive measure,” said Bridgeview (Illinois) Fire Chief Michael Daly in a recent article in SuburbanChicagoland. Chief Daly was reacting to the good news that th...
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  • Retired Fire Chief and Home Fire Sprinkler Advocate Protects His Own Home with Sprinklers

    On May 25, 2008, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (VA) responded to a single-family house fire in a residential development. Keith Brower, who was the fire marshal at the time, heard the mayday call that would change hi...
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  • Creative Incentives Help Encourage Home Fire Sprinkler Installations

    Home fire sprinklers have been proven as the best protection available to minimize home fire injury and death for both civilians and responding firefighters. For more than a decade, the NFPA and International Code Cou...
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  • Safety Advocates Celebrate Success of Home Fire Sprinkler Week Virtual Event

    As the world continues to deal with the ongoing demands of COVID-19, and with the fire service at its front lines, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) needed to reconsider what Home Fire Sprinkler Week w...
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  • Fact Sheet Spells the Truth about Home Fire Sprinklers

    Fires in the home pose one of the biggest threats to a community. In 2018, US fire departments responded to an estimated 1,318,500 fires. These fires caused 3,655 civilian deaths, an increase of 8 percent over the pre...
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  • Setting the Record Straight on 8 Home Fire Sprinkler Misconceptions

    New homes today are often built with unprotected lightweight construction and filled with lots of synthetic materials that burn hotter and faster than older homes. According to fire safety experts, we can have as litt...
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  • Examining Fire Sprinkler Advocacy Through the Lens of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    During the National Fire Sprinkler Association Virtual Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference in April 2020, NFPA President and CEO, Jim Pauley spoke about the role fire sprinkler advocacy plays&...
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  • Home Fire Sprinkler Week Concludes with Message: Fire Sprinklers Are Key to Complete System of Home Fire Safety

    Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favo...
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  • Day 4 of Home Fire Sprinkler Week Explains How Fire Sprinklers are Smart and Green

    Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favo...
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  • Facebook Live Event Kicks Off Day 3 of Home Fire Sprinkler Week; Reinforces Every New Home Needs Fire Sprinklers

    Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favo...
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  • Day 2 of Home Fire Sprinkler Week Focuses on the Reliability of Fire Sprinklers

    Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favo...
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  • Home Fire Sprinkler Week Kicks Off with Focus on How Fast a Home Burns in a Fire Without Sprinklers

    Due to the unforeseen challenges the world continues to face with COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events during Home Fire Sprinkler Week week (May 17 – 23) in favo...
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  • New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that 100 people were left homeless in Wisconsin due to an apartment complex consumed by a massive fire that lacked sprinklers, or th...
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  • In the Interest of Safety, NFPA Cancels June 2020 NFPA Conference & Expo® in Orlando

    At this time, the world continues to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we no longer believe it is possible to host and conduct the NFPA Conference and Expo in June. NFPA is a safety organization and we would n...
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  • NFPA and HFSC Take Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2020 Virtual; Help Us Fill the Digital World with Life Safety Messages May 17-23

    As the world continues to deal with the ongoing demands of COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events that week in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to show the v...
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  • Oregon Deputy Fire Marshal Receives National Award for Home Fire Sprinkler Advocacy

    NFPA’s  Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) are pleased to announce that Chase Browning from the Medford Fire Department, is the recipient of the 2019 Bringing Safety Home...
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  • Delaware Continues Push for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems in New-Construction, Single-Family Homes

      “Home fire sprinklers are like having the fire department sitting in your living room, waiting for a fire to occur.”   This quote from Delaware Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio in a re...
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  • Deadline Extended for “Bringing Safety Home Award” Nomination Applications

      Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning to adjust to the many changes in our daily lives and schedules as we work from home and perhaps in slightly different capacities. Yet even during these uncertain tim...
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  • VA Fire Chief Espouses Benefits of Home Fire Sprinklers Pointing to Maryland and DC Success

    In a recent interview the Washington DC CBS affiliate WUSA9, Loudoun County Fire Chief Keith Johnson nailed how Virginia residents can be safer from fire – install home fire sprinklers in new homes.   The...
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  • With COVID-19 Gripping the Globe, NFPA Offers Resources for Emergency Planning, First Responder Precautions, and Fire, Life and Electrical Safety

    As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governmental s...
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