Why does Old City keep burning?

Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.Com by Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic The blocks between the Delaware waterfront and Independence Mall are home to one of the richest collections of architecture in all of Philadelphia, with buildings that track the nation’s evolution from colonial settlement to industrial powerhouse. Now an upscale neighborhood of loft-style apartments, Old City […]

February 20, 2018

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Anti-Freeze & Methods for Reducing Sprinkler Pipe Freezing

What you need to know about anti-freeze and keeping fire sprinkler systems from freezing. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has developed a series of guidelines and processes that regulate the use of anti-freeze in fire sprinkler systems. These rules are critical to ensure the safety of the people who […]

February 14, 2018

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Apply Now for 2018 Fire Safety Grants

New Jersey Fire departments are invited to apply for a special grant from the 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 shows the effectiveness of fire […]

February 5, 2018

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Sprinklers Stop Fire at Hampton Inn

The Patch by Katie Kausch, Jan 16, 2018 PARSIPPANY, NJ — The Hampton Inn on Route 46 in Parsippany was evacuated because of a fire Sunday morning, the Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company said. The fire was in a hot water heater in the laundry room, officials said. The sprinkler […]

January 17, 2018

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Preventing Fireplace and Chimney Fires

Fireplaces are inviting, warm and great way to reduce heating bills, but they can be dangerous. A National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) study found that nearly three-fifths of home structure fires involving fireplaces, chimneys, and chimney connectors occurred in December, January, and February (57%).  January was the peak month for […]

January 5, 2018

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Freezing Temps Can Impact Fire Sprinkler Pipes

Freezing temperatures means freezing water pipes – which can put Fire Sprinkler Systems at risk.  Water pipes located in attics, crawl spaces, utility closets and other spaces that aren’t typically heated, are at a greater risk for freezing and bursting.    The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) just released a […]

January 4, 2018

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Princeton Apartment Fire: Could Sprinklers Have Saved a Life?

CentralJersey.Com by Philip Sean Curran and Lea Kahn (Dec. 30, 2017) State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th Legislative District) said the fire was a tragedy that “possibly could have been prevented” if there had been sprinklers in the multi-family building. Johnette Watts recalled being in the shower Wednesday night in her […]

January 2, 2018

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NFPA: Large-Loss Fires in the U.S. in 2016

NFPA Journal (Nov./Dec. 2017) by Stephen G. Badger Last year, 25 fires in the United States resulted in losses of at least $10 million each, for a total of $1.4 billion in direct property losses. For a bit of perspective, though, that figure was dwarfed by a single Canadian wildfire. […]

December 19, 2017

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Christmas Trees Burn Fast and Hot: Take Safety Precautions

The NJFSAB team joined Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Chairman of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission, and fire safety officials at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville, N.J., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to demonstrate the danger of holiday fires with a Christmas tree burn.  The burn demonstrated the fire […]

November 28, 2017

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Fires

Cooking injuries or a fire breaking out in your home would be worse. The National Fire Protection Agency reports that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.  More than 1,700 home cooking fires were reported on Thanksgiving in 2015 (latest figure […]

November 9, 2017

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