'What are we getting ourselves into?' Firefighters now facing more harmful home fires
Last year, New York's state fire administrator initiated meetings with the state's major fire service organizations to identify and address issues plaguing this industry. The nature of today's home fires bubbled to the top of this list.
NFPA - Home fire sprinklers
Home fire sprinklers can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers help save lives. Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century, protecting commercial and industrial properties and public buildings. What many people don't realize is that the same life-saving technology is also available for homes, where roughly 80 percent of all civilian fire deaths occur.
6 Facts about Sprinkler System Corrosion and Steps to Help Minimize its Effects
Corrosion is a costly problem for sprinkler systems. It can cause leakage which can lead to impaired sprinkler systems, water damage, and eventually replacement of the entire system. This blog looks at what corrosion is, where we can find it, how it…
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NFPA Journal - Front Line, Home Fire Sprinklers
Why the fire service is a key partner advocate for home fire sprinklers.