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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are huge part of summer celebrations but they can be extremely dangerous causing injuries and property damage. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), on July 4th more fires are reported than any other day of the year.  In fact, fireworks are responsible for an average of 18,500 […]

June 14, 2019

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Burn Trailer Summer Schedule

Want to see the power of fire sprinkler systems in action?  The NJFSAB Burn Trailer Demonstration team will be traveling across New Jersey this summer to spread the word about fire safety and demonstrate the speed and effectiveness of fire sprinklers. The team will be visiting youth police camps, Scout […]

June 14, 2019

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Sprinkler Save: Nursing Home

Residents of Warren Haven Nursing Home in Mansfield Township (Warren County) were evacuated after a fire broke out on June 12, 2019.  Police, fire and rescue responded to the facility at 350 Oxford Road on the report of a fire alarm with smoke showing. Evacuation protocol was initiated by staff […]

June 14, 2019

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week: May 19-25

How safe is your home from fire? Did you know that the majority of fire deaths in North American happen at home?  Last year in New Jersey alone, 52 people lost their lives to home fires, and 22 have died in home fires since the first of this year. Many […]

May 2, 2019

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Corrosion: What it is, and how to treat it.

You have ensured your property’s protection by installing a fire sprinkler system. Great! But now what? While fire sprinkler systems are designed to be as reliable and low maintenance as possible, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires an internal inspection on a system every five years to check for […]

March 25, 2019

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Fire Sprinkler Facts vs. Myths

In 2018, an average of one person died each week – a total of 52 people – as the result of residential fires in New Jersey.  These fires occurred in single family homes, multi-family homes, apartments, condos and townhouses.  The one thing that all these homes had in common was […]

January 28, 2019

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Challenging States to Ban the “Ban” on Local Fire Sprinkler Codes

It has been an uphill battle in New Jersey to get traction for the proposed “New Home Fire Safety Act” which after many months has finally cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and is now open to review by the General Assembly.  The NJ bill (A3974), sponsored by Assemblywoman […]

January 21, 2019

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Assembly Bill A3974 Moves out of Committee

The Assembly Democrats issued this press release about the “New Home Fire Safety Act” NEW HOME FIRE SAFETY ACT” TO PROTECT RESIDENTS AND FIREFIGHTERS,  PREVENT HOUSE FIRES APPROVED BY ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE Bill Would Require Fire Suppression Systems in New Single and Two-family Homes In 2016, 53 people in New Jersey loss […]

January 21, 2019

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Sprinkler Save in Berkeley Heights

TAPinto: Berkeley Heights Jan. 9, 2019 The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responded to an early morning structure fire at 81 Industrial Road on Tuesday.  The fire was held in check by the sprinklers, said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins. “The crews forced entry to a business to extinguish remaining fire, other crews […]

January 15, 2019

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Tips to Prevent Holiday Fires

Colorful decorations, twinkling lights, scented candles and of course Christmas trees help make the holiday season festive, but these same items can also increase the risk of home fires.   According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year firefighters respond to an average of 170 home fires that are […]

December 6, 2018

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Xmas Tree Burn Demonstration

Keeping families safe and preventing home fires was the goal of the annual Christmas Tree and Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration held at the Monmouth County Fire Academy in Freehold, N.J.   The event was sponsored by former Assemblyman John Wisniewski in conjunction with the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) […]

December 6, 2018

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High-Rise Sprinkler Report Released

New Jersey high-rises aren’t as fire safe as you think Survey finds that 495 high-rises in the state are not fully protected by a fire sprinkler system. Fatal fires in high-rise buildings continue to demonstrate the dangers associated with failing to install fire sprinkler systems.  These buildings present unique challenges […]

November 26, 2018

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A Win for Fire Sprinklers in Hollywood

The turkey was done, dishes were cleaned, and I was slowly slipping into that post feasting slumber.  I was flipping through what was On Demand and found the movie “Skyscraper” where Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson once again saves either the world or a portion of it.   I figured sure, let’s […]

November 25, 2018

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Appliance Fire Prevention

When you’re heating up leftovers in the microwave or running clothes in the dryer, you might not be thinking about fire, but you should.  Believe it or not, a wide range of home appliances can result in fires just through ordinary use. Between 2007 and 2011, U.S. fire departments responded […]

November 5, 2018

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Why does Home Fire Sprinkler Week exist and why does it make a difference? The week of May 19-25 marks another Home Fire Sprinkler Week.  Around the country, numerous coalitions, fire departments, and professional organizations will be conducting live burns to show the effectiveness of sprinklers. For many of the […]

May 20, 2019

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Burn Demo in Ventnor

The NJFSAB team increased awareness of fire safety and the importance of fire sprinklers as part of the Ventnor Business Association’s second annual Spring Block Party.  Hundreds of visitors attended the block party and many saw first-hand how quickly and effectively sprinklers can suppress home fires. Our own State Coordinator […]

May 13, 2019

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Golf Outing June 6

Early bird pricing ends May 20, 2019! The 43rd Annual NFSA NJ Chapter Golf Outing will be held Thursday, June 6 at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, New Jersey.  This championship-quality public golf course is as challenging as it is beautiful and boasts one of the finest layouts in […]

May 13, 2019

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Christ Church Tests Sprinkler System

IT’S NOT PRESERVED UNLESS IT’S PROTECTED: PHILADELPHIA’S CHRIST CHURCH TESTS ITS SPRINKLER SYSTEM NFSA Blog:  PenJerDel Philadelphia April 18, 2019 The tragic fire at Notre Dame earlier this week has left many Philadelphians concerned about the level of protection in the buildings in Old City. In the past year alone, […]

April 18, 2019

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2019 Side-by-Side Grants

New Jersey Fire departments are invited to apply for a special grant from the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB)  to help promote fire safety in their communities.  The NJFSAB grants provide up to $1,000 directly to fire departments to help fund the construction of a side-by-side burn demonstration, which […]

February 18, 2019

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