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NFPA issues a free monthly newsletter on its nationwide effort to increase the use of home fire sprinklers through the adoption of sprinkler requirements.

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  • 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?


  • December 2013
    Nearly half of firefighter injuries occur during fireground operations; NFPA holds webinar on antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems; How to reach out to diverse members of your community.
  • November 2013
    Fire chief exposes the dangers of modular home construction; Are home fire sprinklers cost-effective?; Fire sprinkler expert Cecil Bilbo shares his thoughts on NFPA 13D.
  • October 2013
    Maine couple becomes sprinkler advocates after dream home burns to the ground; NFPA report: One American killed by fire every three hours; The problem of upholstered furniture flammability and home fires.
  • September 2013
    Report: Cost of installing home fire sprinklers down from 2008; Chief Kyle Minick receives Bringing Safety Home Award; Lightweight stairs more reason for fire sprinklers in homes.
  • August 2013
    NFPA issues its yearly report on presence and performance of fire sprinklers; Unprotected spaces in NFPA 13D standard explained; South Carolina chief talks leadership, home fire sprinklers.
  • July 2013
    U.S. Fire Administration report: the changing severity of home fires; President Jim Shannon debates home fire sprinklers in the U.K.; Fire and life safety educator talks about increasing awareness of home fire sprinklers.
  • June 2013
    Massachusetts legislator offers advocacy advice; FEMA issues report on impact of aging population on fire and rescue services; Burn nurse talks about fire sprinklers and burn injury and death; A water purveyors perspective on home fire sprinklers.
  • May 2013
    Advocates gather for “Bringing Safety Home” fire sprinkler summit in Chicago; Exemptions from fire sprinklers in the IRC withdrawn; Guest blogger Amy Acton talks about burn survivor advocacy.
  • April 2013
    Faces of Fire: Firefighter died in fire at home built with engineered wood; NAHB asserts home buyers can afford higher priced homes; Controversial IRC proposal sparks strong opinions from experts.
  • March 2013
    The complete story on lightweight construction; Manufactured housing committee considers fire sprinklers; Tony Apfelbeck talks about financial incentives. 
  • February 2013
    Westminster, CO adopts home fire sprinkler requirement; Maryland experiences downward trend in home fire deaths; UL warns of counterfeit fire sprinkler; Maine experiences home fire sprinkler permits increase.
  • January 2013
    Free presentation: The threats of lightweight construction; Water purveyor trade journal features home fire sprinklers; NFPA expert talks about antifreeze solutions in fire sprinkler systems; New fact sheet includes fire loss and sprinkler impact on fire injury.


  • December 2012
    Arizona community uses federal money to fund fire sprinkler projects; Delaware's Jerry Clifton shares perspective on home fire sprinkler requirement; Faces of Fire: Two grandchildren lsot in a home fire on Christmas morning; Fire Sprinkler Initiative at NLC Congress of Cities and Exposition.
  • November 2012
    Free educational program for water purveyors; the facts about water supply requirements; Florida builder offers free sprinklers in all homes he builds; Greg Robers talks about the benefits of home fire sprinklers
  • October 2012
    Princella Lee Bridges talks about how her life was changed after being burned in a home fire; Report compares water consumption in sprinklered vs. non-sprinklered buildings; What you need to know about integrating sprinklers with a well water supply system.
  • September 2012
    Sprinkler task force highlights teamwork, stakeholder education in California; New home protected by sprinklers to help twin brothers escape fire; New report: Fire Loss in the United States; Telling stories to demonstrate the need for sprinklers; HFSC grant will help fire departments educate consumers
  • August 2012
    A rallying cry in the battle for home fire sprinklers; Act now for a $1,000 stipend to customize sprinkler PSAs for your community; Your family – and precious pets – are all safer with home fire sprinklers; Maryland Fire Marshal wins sprinkler advocacy award; Fire deaths drop 21% in Maryland.
  • July 2012
    The fire safety problem with lightweight construction; 2012 sprinkler legislation update; help dispel Hollywood movie myths about sprinklers; helping homeowners understand fire sprinklers; Illinois kicks-up efforts to require home fire sprinklers
  • June 2012
    Insurance group urges policy-makers to support home sprinklers; Burn survivor takes on sprinkler advocacy role in Pennsylvania; Sprinkler system proves its worth in Habitat for Humanity home; Lawmakers in Frostburg, MD, OK sprinkler mandate and homeowner incentives; Council votes to keep fire sprinklers requirements in South Carolina construction code
  • May 2012
    Partnership means millions will learn about environmental impact of fire sprinklers; Exactly how do fire sprinklers help protect the environment? Residential sprinkler bill signed in Maryland; Minnesota vetoes anti-sprinkler legislation; Alaska city offers homeowners a tax credit for installing home fire sprinklers
  • April 2012
    NFPA's newest "Faces of Fire" video features Chief Brian Black; NFPA President Jim Shannon says NFPA in the sprinkler fight "for the long haul"; Burn survivor Princella Lee Bridges: "Wake up, America!"; Murray Pound says "Installing sprinklers is part of being a responsible builder"
  • March 2012
    HUD committee debates sprinklers in manufactured homes; a firefighter's mother makes the case for home fire sprinklers; board defeats sprinkler proposal in Massachusetts
  • February 2012
    State coalition push for sprinkler adoptions; sprinkler opponents file legislation in several states; TV report highlights fire dangers of lightweight construction
  • January 2012
    Homebuilder becomes sprinkler advocate; fire underscores the case for sprinklers in Massachusetts; New Jersey coalition jump starts sprinkler bill; the dangers of too much stuff; report will study impact of sprinklers in reducing fire injuries