• Recognize outstanding advocacy efforts by nominating individual or group for the James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

      NFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2020 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts aimed at reducing losses associated with fire, electrical, or other hazards. The adv...
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  • Local Massachusetts House Fire Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

    Almost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In partic...
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  • The Top 5 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Blogs of 2019

    Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2019? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on The Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog:    5. Funeral H...
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  • Letter to the editor: “Protect your home, your family, your neighbor’s home, and your firefighters with residential sprinklers”

    In a letter to the editor published today on Capegazette.com, Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition chairman, Paul Eichler, addressed the conversation about home fire sprinklers that is taking place in Rehoboth Beach...
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  • The Latest Issue of FSI Newsletter Features Sprinkler Test from This Old House, Heating Safety Tips

    The November issue of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter is now available. There are stories on:   the home fire sprinkler test performed by This Old House's Richard Trethewey the New Hampshire summit tha...
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  • NFPA President Jim Pauley Shares A Different Way to Think about Safety

        This past week NFPA President Jim Pauley spoke to attendees at Hawks Cay 2019, a Florida Fire Sprinkler Association conference held in the Florida Keys. Jim shared a different way to think about safety. ...
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  • The Phoenix Society’s Fellowship Program: Applications Are Now Open

    The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is accepting applications for its 2020 Phoenix Fellowship program. These 11-month service-learning positions give early-career professionals the opportunity to gain professional ...
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  • Showing How Sprinklers Work on This Old House

    If you were thumbing through your social media feeds over the last few days, you might have seen it: with a little humor and a great hat, Richard Trethewey from This Old House demonstrated how sprinklers work in a vid...
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  • Side-by-Side at New Hampshire Summit Underscores Today's Home Fire Dangers

      The third annual Fire Safety and Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Prevention Summit was held this week in Lebanon, NH. The summit brought together fire and life safety professionals in New Hampshire and Vermont t...
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  • Side-By-Side & Family's Devastation Demonstrate Value of Sprinklers

    The Rawlins Fire Department in Rawlins, Wyoming hosted a side-by-side burn to promote home fire sprinklers and the impact was clear. As fire ravaged the unsprinklered room, "bystanders dumbstruck by the spec...
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  • Firefighters Voice Opposition to Virginia Housing Board’s Vote Against Sprinklers

    The activation of a sprinkler extinguished a fire and saved about 800 people in a Tysons, Virginia apartment building on September 22, according to a recent local news report. Damages were estimated to be $650.  ...
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  • Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition on TV to Discuss Sprinklers, Dispel Myths

    Delaware Fire Coalition Chair Paul Eichler was recently interviewed on Delmarva Life, a local TV program. As part of the conversation, the Coalition Chair provided education about home fire sprinklers and dispelled so...
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  • 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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