• Single Fire Sprinkler Saves the Day in Park Ridge, Illinois

    The Park Ridge Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Park Ridge Pointe community in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 6. After entering, crews discovered a fire had started in a bathroom in one of the condo uni...
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  • 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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  • Funeral Held for Four Children Killed in Home Daycare Fire; Tragedy Draws Call for Sprinklers

    Photo Credit: Associated Press   It was with heavy hearts that four siblings, ages nine months to eight years old, were laid to rest over the weekend. The children were four out of the five that were killed in a...
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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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  • AHJs Are Finding Common Ground with Local Home Builders and Developers

    Today’s post was written by guest contributor, Peg Paul, Communications Manager at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   Home fire sprinklers are a proven, long-term solution to the home fire problem. But ...
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  • Home for Disabled Veterans Retrofit with Sprinklers

    The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) were recently involved in a project working with Designing Spaces, a home i...
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  • Sprinkler System Stops McKinney, Texas Fire

      No one was home at a McKinney, Texas apartment when a fire broke out in the kitchen. Firefighters received a call about smoke and when they arrived at the scene, they found that the sprinkler system had success...
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  • Using Social Media to Raise Awareness for Home Fire Sprinklers

    How can you leverage social media to champion the life-saving power of home fire sprinklers? The answer to this question was the focus of Changing the Conversation and Raising Awareness for Fire Sprinklers #...
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  • How an Illinois Fire Chief’s Vocal Support of Home Fire Sprinklers Paid Off

    Today's post was written by Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board:   During the holiday season, my family and I took a trip to the Wisconsin Dells and passed through W...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Across North America - & Beyond - Team Up for Successful Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    With nearly 40 educational initiatives occurring across North America and one in Europe, the 2019 Home Fire Sprinkler Week has been deemed a success. Through social media, video, local community events, and more,...
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  • Live burn at NFPA headquarters showcases the power of home fire sprinklers

    An unsprinklered room reaches flashover in less than two minutes.   If you have a fire in your home today you are more likely to die than you were in 1980. Home fire sprinklers can significantly cut fire risks a...
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  • New Video Resources on Home Fire Sprinklers 

    The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has released a new set of videos that give important facts about fire sprinklers in 90 seconds or shorter.    The videos are available on YouTube and available for down...
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  • Sprinkler Advocates Join Forces for Home Fire Sprinkler Week

    If you haven't heard, Home Fire Sprinkler Week™ is just around the corner! From May 19-25, safety advocates across North America are taking action in unison to raise national awareness of a fire sprink...
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  • Maine Fire Chief Recipient of Bringing Safety Home Award

    NFPA's Bob Duval, Northeast Regional Director and Fire Investigator (right) presented Fire Chief Robert Lefebvre (left) with the Bringing Safety Home Award at the Maine Fire Chiefs Association Conferenc...
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  • “No more talk, no more stalling” on Fire Sprinklers in New Homes, Says Former Home Builder Association President

    Photo Credit Associated Press “Please, no more talk.” In a recent opinion piece for The Chronicle Herald, former president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, ...
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  • Worcester fire chief says people need to see live burns; see the value in home fire sprinklers

      The Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Worcester (MA) Fire Department held a live side-by-side fire and sprinkler burn today to educate the public and policy makers about the rapid and deadly pace ...
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  • Tragic Halifax Fire Draws Calls for Sprinklers

    The small community of Spryfield within Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada was overcome by sorrow last month when a usual day turned tragic as seven children died in a fatal home fire in what news reports described as a r...
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  • Retired FEMA EFO: “We need to change the way people think and feel about fire death”

    In a recent TV interview, retired Fire Officer and FEMA Executive Fire Officer, Dr. Burton Clark shared insights about the state of fire safety today. A TV host with NewsChannel5 in Nashville, Tennessee opened up the ...
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  • NFSA Former President and Sprinkler Advocate John Viniello Passes Away

    The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) announced the passing of its former President, John Viniello on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. John served the Association as President from 1984-2012, and was involved in t...
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  • Maryland County uses baseless information to consider opting out of sprinkler requirements

    One of the arguments being used by Worcester County Commissioners in Maryland to try and opt out of the statewide requirement for home fire sprinklers in new homes is that sprinklers thwart building, a notion that has...
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