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Side-by-Side Grant Burn Demonstrations

Several Fire Departments will be kicking their fire safety programs up a notch during Fire Prevention Month in October, thanks to $1,000 grants awarded by the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) and the PenJerDel Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). The NJFSAB Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration Grant […]

October 1, 2019

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October is Fire Prevention Month

“Be a Hero” in October and make Fire Safety a Priority during National Fire Prevention Month & Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) Age doesn’t matter, anyone can become a fire safety hero! In observance of Fire Prevention Month and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12), people of all ages are encouraged to […]

October 1, 2019

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Avoiding Fire & Sprinkler Code Violations

Staying compliant with local fire codes is paramount to business and property owners. Even the smallest uncorrected violations could mean fees or—at the very worst—premises liability suits. The New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) has compiled a list of common fire code and fire sprinkler code violations for building […]

September 24, 2019

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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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College Fire Safety

Young adults all over the country are getting ready to start college, but do they know how to be fire safe? “Every second counts when a fire breaks out, especially if you are not familiar with your surroundings as is the case with most new college students,” said David Kurasz, […]

August 12, 2019

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2019 Side-By-Side Grant Recipients

NJFSAB is proud to announce the first of several recipients for the 2019 season $1,000 Side-by-Side Grants. Each Fire Department will receive $1,000 to construct a side-by-side trailer and host a burn demonstration for their local community.  The first recipient to build and conduct a burn demonstration is Teaneck Fire […]

August 2, 2019

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Grill & Fire Pit Safety

July is the peak season for grill fires and related injuries, and now with the increased popularity of outdoor fire pits it is even more important to make fire safety prevention and planning part of your summer routine. Fire pit injuries can happen in just seconds. Two young girls in […]

June 28, 2019

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Pet Fire Safety

In June of 2018, the Associated Press reported that a German Shephard dog started a fire in a NJ home when it accidentally turned on an electric stove. Officials believe the dog was looking for food and got up on its hind legs, and hit a knob — turning on […]

June 27, 2019

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