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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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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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$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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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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