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Sprinklers are like having a “firefighter in your ceiling”

by Michael Garofalo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, News4SA.com San Antonio has seen its share of deadly fires, including one on Green Street last year. The state fire marshal says about 165 Texans die each year in fires, on average. The majority of those are in single family homes. “Overwhelmingly, those deaths are […]

July 17, 2017

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High-Rises Should Have Sprinklers

Photo Credit: Natalie Oxford | Source Image LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD — The National Fire Sprinkler Association joins with other national fire safety organizations in sending condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed or injured in the Grenfell Tower residential high-rise fire this week. … Read the […]

July 3, 2017

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Fireworks in NJ

TRENTON, NJ — It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie to decide whether you’ll be able to legally use sparklers in New Jersey this Fourth of July. The Assembly on Thursday gave final approval to a bill (S3034) that would legalize some low-powered consumer fireworks in New Jersey, which currently […]

July 3, 2017

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Sprinklers Help Save Macy’s

fire doused at department store

WILMINGTON, DE — A fire at Macy’s in Concord Mall caused an estimated $150,000 in damages Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials. The blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at the mall on Concord Pike in Brandywine Hundred, said Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio in a press release. Read the […]

July 3, 2017

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41st Annual NFSA NJ Chapter Golf Outing

More than 90 golfers took to the greens for the at Beaver Brook Country Club, Annandale, NJ. The event included 18 holes of golf, friendly competition and food. The success of the outing will provide $7,351 each to both The New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Foundation and the Phoenix Society […]

July 1, 2017

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Camden Community Unites Over Fire Prevention

Camden, NJ — Residents in Camden were able to come out for a fun event and learn about the importance of fire safety at the same time. Mayor Dana Redd, City Council President Francisco Moran, the Camden Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Marshall, … Read the full […]

May 16, 2017

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Mandatory Home Sprinklers in PA

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A recent fire in Uptown Harrisburg could have cost a family much more than minor water damage if it did not have a sprinkler system installed in their home. The fire, which occurred on 5th Street, ended up costing the family inside $174.90 in damages, according to […]

May 16, 2017

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Sprinkler System Saves Warehouse

fire sprinklers save warehouse

ELYSBURG — An Elysburg business was saved Tuesday morning thanks to a sprinkler system that worked to perfection, according to Elysburg Fire Chief Dennis Kroh. Polar Tech, which manufactures packaging materials, ice packs and shipping containers, was the scene of a Tuesday morning fire that saw more than 75 firefighters […]

March 14, 2017

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Fire Sprinklers Belong in Homes

sprinklers belong in homes

Re “She lost 6 in fire, urges Christmas tree safety,” Dec. 20 article: As a member of the Board of Directors of Common Voices, Sher Grogg’s fire safety message is a great gift during this Christmas season. Read the full story

March 14, 2017

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