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  • November 2015
    Research shows homes fires still a deadly threat; state sprinkler requirement under attack; new video series tackles the myths behind NFPA 13D
  • October 2015
    The rising concern over lightweight construction and today's modern furnishings under fire; father and sons die in home fire days after an appeals court overturns state sprinkler requirement; sprinkler demonstrations all the rage during Fire Prevention Week
  • September 2015
    Safety advocates fire back at media's false claims on sprinklers; New York Times underscores housing boom in a state requiring sprinklers; the seven benefits of sprinklers you and others need to know
  • August 2015
    What can we learn from a country that will sprinkler all of its new homes?; new law demands homebuilder action on home fire sprinklers; town considers sprinkler ordinance following success of one its communities
  • July 2015 
    Firefighter and his family tell heartbreaking story of home fire with lasting impact; decision-makers discover the horrors of fire; record-breaking fire chief now has his own forum for sprinkler advocacy 
  • June 2015  
    Advocates receive up to $10,000 to initiate sprinkler efforts; sprinkler installation cost a scorching topic during radio show; following daughter's fire death, father takes action on sprinkler legislation
  • May 2015   
    Fire chief: Where is the national outrage over the fire death of a two-year-old in a new home?; how a developer cost-effectively sprinklered an entire community; builder sued for failure to follow sprinkler requirement
  • April 2015
    Advocates push for increased safety at home following fire claiming seven children; Who is dying in today's home fires?; "Sprinkler installation will price out homebuyers!" What a farce, says sprinkler advocate
  • March 2015 
    Free money to fund local sprinkler efforts now available; New Jersey State Assembly and Senate pass sprinkler bill; when choosing a water supply for sprinklers, which is best?
  • February 2015
    A compelling advocate rises from tragedy; Maine fire marshal gets frank about sprinkler opposition; future homebuilders get schooled on safety; fire sprinkler bills filed in New Jersey and Connecticut
  • January 2015
    New sprinkler requirement takes effect in Minnesota; homebuilders "misinformed" about home fire sprinklers; elected official initiates sprinkler ordinance after hearing perfect pitch


  • December 2014 
    Home fire deaths decline in a state requiring sprinklers; has the fire service fully embraced sprinklers?; "Sprinklers are costly!" Not so, says a homebuilder who has placed them in his home.
  • November 2014
    Summit invigorates push for home fire sprinkler requirements; father and daughter's tragic home fire deaths lead to safer rebuild and sprinkler lesson; how to initiate meaningful dialogue with homebuilders.
  • October 2014 
    Sprinkler advocates spotlight lightweight construction dangers; regional summit energizes sprinkler advocacy efforts; firefighter death adds poignancy to launch of new sprinkler coalition.
  • September 2014
    Fire chief bucks at sprinkler naysayers and initiates landmark ordinance; fire safety advocates slam new report questioning home fire sprinkler requirements; tragedy hits Missouri as mayor dies in house fire.
  • August 2014 
    Minnesota requires sprinklers in certain homes; college thesis shoots down arguments made by residential sprinkler opponents; NFPA sprinkler expert gives the scoop on freeze protection; burn survivor doesn't comprehend logic behind sprinkler pushback.
  • July 2014
    Get ready for the sprinklered home of the future; promote home fire sprinklers by joining or starting a sprinkler coalition; house fire that kills seven, including three children, reignites push for sprinkler requirements.
  • June 2014
    Radio series underscores the perils of lightweight construction; Elderly couple perishes in house fire following a vote to exclude residential sprinklers; Op-Ed: Sprinklers are safety features and should not be equated with leather seats.
  • May 2014
    Sprinkler advocates share strategies for success at NFPA summit; driving force behind successful advocacy efforts honored with Home Fire Sprinkler Champion Award; Burn survivor's harrowing past leads to safer future; Minnesota governor outraged by anti-sprinkler legislation.
  • April 2014
    Updated presentation on lightweight construction dangers and furniture flammability now available; Same-day house fires result in starkly different outcomes; First municipality in Ontario requires sprinklers; Once a sprinkler opponent, now a sprinkler advocate.
  • March 2014
    Study: No matter a home's construction material, sprinkler systems save lives and property; DHS investigates fire safety concerns of "green" buildings; Deadly rise in home fires in Minneapolis prompts push for sprinklers.
  • February 2014
    Editorial: Politicians fiddle with laws as buildings burn; Minnesota fire chief speaks out on sprinkler requirements; One step closer to residential sprinkler requirements; Home fire sprinklers: Where to start?
  • January 2014
    Won't back down; Home fire sprinklers a top priority for NFPA; The "green" benefits of sprinklers; Sprinklers: Why should firefighters care? \


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