September 11, 2013
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average 365,000 home structure fires in 2012. These fires caused 2,380 civilian fire deaths, 12,875 civilian fire injuries, and $7 billion in direct damage.
September 09, 2013
The Fire Protection Research Foundation has released its Home Fire Sprinkler Cost Assessment – 5 Year Update. This latest report reveals that the national average cost per sprinklered square foot has decreased to $1.35, down from the $1.61 average in 2008.
September 06, 2013
NFPA has just released a new fire safety tips for consumers video featuring home fire sprinklers. In the video, NFPA’s Lisa Braxton from the Public Education Division talks about the benefits of fire sprinkler systems.
April 08, 2013
Read a new NFPA report on volunteer firefighter injuries comparing their experience to all firefighter injuries.
January 15, 2013
On what began as a normal evening in March of 1992, a quick turn of events and the blur of maternal instinct and panic changed Princella Lee Bridge’s life forever. Princella was busy with the evening’s chores of making dinner and helping her daughter with homework when her son ran into the room to tell her the home’s heating unit was on fire.
September 19, 2012
A new NFPA report, "Fire Loss in the United States During 2011", contains overall statistics from the NFPA survey of fire departments on fires, civilian deaths and injuries, and property damage in 2011. Home fires caused 2,520, or 84%, of the civilian fire deaths in 2011.
April 10, 2012
This new report, by NFPA's John R. Hall, Jr., includes statistics on how often sprinklers are reported in fires, by property use, and their estimated impact in reducing the average loss of life and property per fire. Includes statistics on performance, usage and reliability of sprinklers, as well as leading reasons when system fail to operate or operate but are ineffective.
April 06, 2012
The adoption of an ordinance requiring the installation of fire sprinkler systems in residential occupancies can be a long and difficult process. Jeff LaFlam, Fire Marshal at the Northshore Fire Department in Washington outlines the steps that are essential to success.
March 12, 2012
NFPA staff members offered their expertise at a recent meeting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) federal advisory committee on manufactured housing, also known as the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). Among the items considered were residential sprinklers in new manufactured homes, defined as a house with a wheeled chassis constructed off-site that’s transported to the intended dwelling site.
March 02, 2012