• Mythblaster Monday 7: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is a Spending Save

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” reminds us that with the cooler seasons comes holiday cooking—and more risk for home fires. One of the best ways t...
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  • Tragedies in the News Illustrate Importance of Home Fire Sprinklers

    Recent, deadly fires like the ones in Philadelphia and Lansing show how quickly an uneventful day with the family can turn to tragedy. On a relaxed Saturday morning in Philadelphia, firefighters entered a row-house en...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 6: Home Fire Sprinklers Really Beat the Heat

    Everyday, we see countless, heartbreaking reminders of how fast a fire can destroy one’s home and impact one’s life. Advances in fire protection technology like smoke alarms have become widely used, but ho...
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  • Denver Nest Cam Video Demonstrates Speed of Fire and Need for Fire Safety Plan

    We talk often about the benefits of working smoke alarms, home escape plans, and home fire sprinklers.  But nothing helps drive the point home more than a real-life example that is captured in real time. Thi...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 5: Water Damage Woes

    This Tuesday we continue our Mythblaster Monday series, where we discuss and debunk the myths around home fire sprinklers, offering resources to highlight their advantages and tackle the misinformation. Last Monday we...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 4: Fire Sprinklers are Green

    Welcome back to our Mythblaster Monday series, where we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround home fire sprinklers, clear the air and provide resources that refute the myths and tout their many benefits. ...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 3: Home Fire Sprinklers & Smoke Alarms

      For many, fire sprinklers are like ocean buoys: people know of them, and that they do something important. But that is often where consideration stops, and the same can be said for home fire sprinklers.  ...
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  • Mythblaster Monday: Home Fire Sprinklers Help the Fire Service Help You

    Today we continue our Mythblaster Monday series, where we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround home fire sprinklers, setting the record straight and providing resources that share their many benefits. La...
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  • Mythblaster Monday 2: The True Cost of Home Fire Sprinklers

    Last Monday, we introduced our Mythblaster Monday series that explores common myths that people have about home fire sprinklers, to illustrate their many benefits and provide resources to advocate for their use. We be...
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  • Massive Fire Engulfs Home of Cooking Show Star Rachael Ray and Family; Local Officials Say Home Fire Sprinklers Would Have Made a Difference

    A huge fire engulfed the upstate New York home of television host and celebrity cook, Rachael Ray, causing massive damage to the second floor and destroying the roof of the mansion. According to news sources, the hous...
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  • Connecting with the Media about Home Fire Sprinklers

    As advocates and educators of home fire sprinklers, we continue to search for ways to help increase awareness about the importance and benefits of this life-saving technology. But as you likely know, getting positive ...
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  • PODCAST: New NFPA Podcast episode details sprinkler retrofit project and home fire sprinkler incentives

    In a popular scene from the 1993 Halloween comedy flick Hocus Pocus, one of the characters holds a lighter up to a sprinkler head, causing several of them to go off at once. Fire sprinkler experts will ...
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  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • Wyoming Community Inspects First Home Constructed with Residential Fire Sprinklers

    Exciting news rang through Cheyenne, Wyoming last month when the first single-family home constructed with residential fire sprinklers was inspected. The project was a joint effort between public and private partners,...
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  • 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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