• 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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  • 3 Steps to Help Jump Start Your Plan for Participating in Home Fire Sprinkler Week

      The vast majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. It’s imperative we bring attention to this problem--and its solution.   From May 17 – 23, 2020, the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiat...
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  • CFSI Approves Home Fire Sprinkler Resolution

    In its latest resolution action, the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) National Advisory Council unanimously approved one in support of Home Fire Sprinklers. The resolution was offered by the American Fire ...
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  • MA Chiefs of Police Association Weighs in on Pending Sprinkler Bill

    The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) urged release from committee and passage of HB 2027 – An Act relative to enhanced fire protection in new one and two family dwellings citing its ability to...
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  • Village of New Paltz, NY Acts in the Interest of Safety by Requiring Sprinklers

        New Paltz, New York, a small town in the southeastern part of the state with about 14,000 people, took a giant step forward to better protect their community from fire last month by requiring fire spri...
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  • Addressing the Home Fire Death Conundrum

    How did I get here? When you read an average of a half-dozen home fire death stories every day for a month, it changes you. That’s not hyperbole; I did, and it changed me. At the conclusion of 2019,I wrote in my...
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  • $500 Stipends Available to Support Your Home Fire Sprinkler Week Projects

    The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is now offering $500 stipends to 50 qualifying fire departments looking to increase home fire sprinkler education in their communities.   The stipend will help ...
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  • 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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