• 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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  • Burn Awareness Week is another opportunity to promote sprinklers

    As Burn Awareness Week, sponsored by American Burn Association (ABA) and heavily promoted by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, winds down it is a great opportunity to talk about home fire sprinkle...
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  • New Jersey home fire sprinkler bill aimed at protecting firefighters and public moves to full Assembly

    By a unanimous vote the New Jersey Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee moved to the full Assembly this month the New Fire Safety Act (bill A3974) which would require home fire sprinklers be installed ...
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  • Commentary: Stop inaccurately inflating costs of home fire sprinklers

    As we reported on this blog, the Geneva, Illinois, City Council recently voted not to require fire sprinkler its new homes. The lone dissenter of the 8-1 vote against sprinklers was Alderman Jeanne...
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  • Editorial board: How long before all new homes are fire sprinklered?

    In a recent commentary, the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board addressed the home fire sprinkler debate. They foresee the day when "sprinkler systems in new homes are as common as smoke alarms," and adds that "pol...
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  • Illinois home fire sprinkler advocate pushes "Ban the Ban"

    Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), laid down a new year’s challenge he calls “Ban the Ban” to others concerned about reducing home fire loss....
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  • Australia to require fire sprinklers in certain dwellings

    NFPA has received word from the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia that fire sprinklers will be required in new apartment buildings over three stories in height. The association calls the new requirement...
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  • Commentary: opponent's claims on fire sprinkler costs only part of the problem

    The following commentary is from Steve Leyton, president of Protection Design and Consulting:    I read your summary of the Geneva, Illinois, council action and Bill Webb’s comments regarding hom...
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  • Here are NFPA's top five stories on fire sprinklers/home fires in 2018

    Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog:    5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs...
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