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October is Fire Prevention Month

“Be a Hero” in October and make Fire Safety a Priority during National Fire Prevention Month & Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) Age doesn’t matter, anyone can become a fire safety hero! In observance of Fire Prevention Month and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12), people of all ages are encouraged to […]

October 1, 2019

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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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2019 Side-By-Side Grant Recipients

NJFSAB is proud to announce the first of several recipients for the 2019 season $1,000 Side-by-Side Grants. Each Fire Department will receive $1,000 to construct a side-by-side trailer and host a burn demonstration for their local community.  The first recipient to build and conduct a burn demonstration is Teaneck Fire […]

August 2, 2019

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Grill & Fire Pit Safety

July is the peak season for grill fires and related injuries, and now with the increased popularity of outdoor fire pits it is even more important to make fire safety prevention and planning part of your summer routine. Fire pit injuries can happen in just seconds. Two young girls in […]

June 28, 2019

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Pet Fire Safety

In June of 2018, the Associated Press reported that a German Shephard dog started a fire in a NJ home when it accidentally turned on an electric stove. Officials believe the dog was looking for food and got up on its hind legs, and hit a knob — turning on […]

June 27, 2019

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks are huge part of summer celebrations but they can be extremely dangerous causing injuries and property damage. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), on July 4th more fires are reported than any other day of the year.  In fact, fireworks are responsible for an average of 18,500 […]

June 14, 2019

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Burn Trailer Summer Schedule

Want to see the power of fire sprinkler systems in action?  The NJFSAB Burn Trailer Demonstration team will be traveling across New Jersey this summer to spread the word about fire safety and demonstrate the speed and effectiveness of fire sprinklers. The team will be visiting youth police camps, Scout […]

June 14, 2019

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Sprinkler Save: Nursing Home

Residents of Warren Haven Nursing Home in Mansfield Township (Warren County) were evacuated after a fire broke out on June 12, 2019.  Police, fire and rescue responded to the facility at 350 Oxford Road on the report of a fire alarm with smoke showing. Evacuation protocol was initiated by staff […]

June 14, 2019

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Home Fire Sprinkler Week

Why does Home Fire Sprinkler Week exist and why does it make a difference? The week of May 19-25 marks another Home Fire Sprinkler Week.  Around the country, numerous coalitions, fire departments, and professional organizations will be conducting live burns to show the effectiveness of sprinklers. For many of the […]

May 20, 2019

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Burn Demo in Ventnor

The NJFSAB team increased awareness of fire safety and the importance of fire sprinklers as part of the Ventnor Business Association’s second annual Spring Block Party.  Hundreds of visitors attended the block party and many saw first-hand how quickly and effectively sprinklers can suppress home fires. Our own State Coordinator […]

May 13, 2019

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