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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Side-by-Side Grant Burn Demonstrations

Several Fire Departments will be kicking their fire safety programs up a notch during Fire Prevention Month in October, thanks to $1,000 grants awarded by the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NJFSAB) and the PenJerDel Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). The NJFSAB Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration Grant […]

October 1, 2019

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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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College Fire Safety

Young adults all over the country are getting ready to start college, but do they know how to be fire safe? “Every second counts when a fire breaks out, especially if you are not familiar with your surroundings as is the case with most new college students,” said David Kurasz, […]

August 12, 2019

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