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Home Heating Safety Tips

There is nothing like a nor’easter, or two, in March to keep home heating a priority. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that fires sparked by home heating equipment account 43 percent of all home heating blazes, and tragically, 85 percent of home heating fire deaths. Heating equipment is […]

March 7, 2018

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Fire Sprinkler Incentives Could Help Save Even More Lives

NFSA,  Feb. 21, 2018 The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) was honored to be part of yesterday’s memorial service held at the site of the Station Fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island. Fifteen years to the day, organizations came together to remember those who lost their lives, honor those who survived, […]

February 22, 2018

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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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