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Grill and Fire Pit Safety Tips

As the weather gets warmer and more cooking and family activities move outdoors, the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board reminds families to include fire safety practices when using your grill or fire pit. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 57 percent of home grill fires occur between May and […]

May 27, 2020

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Fire Protection Systems: Facility Closing Tips

Fire Protection Systems: 10 Things to Check When Closing Your Facility As COVID-19 causes facilities to close, FMs should ensure fire/life safety systems are operational and protected from freeze up. Reaction to the fast-spreading COVID19 virus is causing many facilities to close across the nation. It’s important to remember that […]

March 30, 2020

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Stuck At Home? Tips To Keep Your Family Fire Safe

Making fire prevention a priority during the COVID-19 Pandemic Kids are home from school. Adults are telecommuting.  If you are facing a full house it is even more important than ever to make fire safety a priority in your home. “Fire doesn’t take time-off, even during a national pandemic,” said […]

March 29, 2020

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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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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 May 17-23

Did you know most fire deaths in North America happen at home?  Last year in New Jersey alone, 41 people lost their lives to home fires, and 14 have died in home fires since the first of this year. Many of these tragic deaths may have been prevented if a […]

May 4, 2020

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NJFSAB Featured in First Virtual Rutgers Day!

The show must go on! Even though the NJFSAB wasn’t able to take part in a traditional Rutgers Day this year, the team was happy to be included in the first ever virtual Rutgers Day. Rutgers Emergency Services and Rutgers Institutional Planning and Operations were kind enough to compile a […]

May 1, 2020

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Fire Sprinkler Saves in South Brunswick

A commercial building at 335 New Road caught fire just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, said South Brunswick police, and it was quickly extinguished because the building had sprinkler systems installed. Chief Smith and Deputy Chief Sean Wert of the Monmouth Junction Volunteer Fire Department arrived just before 4:30 p.m. […]

April 29, 2020

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Best Practices for Construction Shutdown

NJFSAB Offers Best Practices for Essential Workers During Pandemic New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order (#122) that went into effect on April 10, 2020 at 8 p.m., that required all non-essential construction in the state of New Jersey to be shut down in order to slow the […]

April 14, 2020

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$1,000 Side-by-Side Grants

New Jersey Fire departments are invited to apply for a special $1,000 grant from the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) to be used to construct a Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration unit and host an event to promote fire safety in their communities. The Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration features two fully […]

February 18, 2020

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Five Years Post Avalon…Progress?

It seems like only yesterday that a massive fire swept through the Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater, displacing more than 1,000 people and destroying more than half of the 408 apartment units. An article by Michael Sol Warren of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com asks the question: What’s actually changed […]

January 29, 2020

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20 Years Since the Seton Hall Fire

Twenty years ago a fire occurred in a dorm at Seton Hall University that took the lives of 3 students and injured dozens more.  This event sparked a movement by our industry, firefighters, parents, students and the community to make sprinklers mandatory in all college dormitories.  They are required in […]

January 16, 2020

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