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Fire Protection Systems: Facility Closing Tips

Fire Protection Systems: 10 Things to Check When Closing Your Facility By Wayne D. Moore, FIRE SAFETY/PROTECTION, Published in Facilitiesnet 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 […]

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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$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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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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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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Prevent Home Heating Fires

Half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February, so please take extra precautions as the temperatures continue to fall. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating equipment is responsible for 15 percent of all home structure fires and millions of dollars in property damage. […]

January 1, 2020

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Holiday Decoration Safety

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 3, 2019

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

The holiday season should be a time of joy but, each year, preventable fires caused by Christmas trees and holiday decorations bring tragedy to families all across the country. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year firefighters respond to an average of 170 home fires that are […]

December 2, 2019

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Xmas Tree Burn Demo

Join us for the Annual Christmas Tree Burn Demonstration to be held Dec. 5 What:   To remind residents about the importance of fire safety this holiday season former Assemblyman John Wisniewski is sponsoring a live Christmas Tree and Fire Sprinkler Burn Demonstration in conjunction with the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler […]

November 25, 2019

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Holiday Cooking Safety

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,600 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) cooking fires are actually the number one […]

November 18, 2019

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