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NFPA report - U.S. Experience with Sprinklers
This NFPA report 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.
Creative Approaches to Fire Safety Education can Help Communities Stay Safe During the Holidays—a Busy Time for Home Fires
The holiday season is underway, and COVID-19 continues to demand ingenuity in how communities share important safety messages. Across the nation, fire departments and public educators have met the challenge head-on, using a variety of new methods to…
Prioritize safety during holiday activities which increase fire risk during this season | NFPA
Traveling for the holidays might not be on the menu due to COVID-19, but comfort food, festive decorations, and cozy nights in are sure to lift everyone’s spirits. Unfortunately, these activities can often lead to fire, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve as two of the top days each year for home fires caused by cooking and candles.
Mythblaster Monday 7: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is a Spending Save
This year's Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” reminds us that with the cooler seasons comes holiday cooking—and more risk for home fires. One of the best ways to protect your home in the event of a fire is with a…
NFPA - Data, research, and tools
To keep you in the know, NFPA studies fire data in detail to provide insights about the overall fire problem, firefighter fatalities and injuries, major fire causes, fire protection systems, and many other topics. Through the Fire Protection Research Foundation we work with organizations around the world to investigate emerging fire safety hazards and solutions.
NFPA - Candles
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths. U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated 11,640 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 126 deaths, 953 injuries and $438 million in direct property damage.
Despite improvement, home fires involving heating equipment remain a concern
A newly-released NFPA report estimates that home heating equipment was responsible for just over 48,500 home fires each year between 2014 and 2018, and that these fires caused an estimated 500 civilian deaths, 1,350 civilian injuries, and $1.1 billion in…
Commentary: Why isn't the fire service completely endorsing, demanding, and advocating for fire sprinklers in all new homes?
Don Jolley, fire chief for the City of Pitt Meadows in British Columbia and the first vice president of the Fire Chiefs' Association of British Columbia, offered a unique perspective to Firefighting in Canada.  "Why ... has the fire service not…
NFPA Journal - 2016 Catastrophic Multiple Death Fire Report, Sept Oct 2017
NFPA Report: Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in the U.S. in 2016
NFPA Journal - Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives
How creative incentives can encourage the installation of home fire sprinklers
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative-Free downloads
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative offers free advocacy tools that help promote requirements for home fire sprinkler installation in new, one- and two-family dwellings.
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative-Making the case for home fire sprinklers
Use these talking points to make a convincing case for the installation of home fire sprinklers in all new homes.
Mythblaster Monday 13: Mythblasting Roundup
We know that new homes are commonly made with lightweight construction and modern, often synthetic furnishings that can lead home fires to create a toxic environment and burn more quickly than in the past. Home fire sprinklers protect occupants and…
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative-Fire threats in new homes
NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative has free resources underscoring the modern home environment and why home fire sprinklers play a crucial role in safeguarding residents and firefighters from death and injury.
NFPA Journal - 2014 Catastrophic Multiple Death Fires, Sept Oct 2015
NFPA Journal takes a deep look at NFPA’s Fire Analysis and Research Division’s report on Catastrophic Multiple-death Fires in the United States in 2014.
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