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HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

HFSC Board Welcomes National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and National Volunteer Fire Council

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have joined its all-volunteer Board of Directors. Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of NFFF, and Chief Kevin Quinn, chairman of NVFC, will represent the groups on the Board. “Our Board of Directors...
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Chicago Firefighter Doubles as Homebuilder Who Embraces Fire Sprinklers

One might expect to find Chicago Firefighter Kevin Fitzpatrick fighting fires on the roofs of residences, but he’s also been seen installing fire-treated plywood on the roofs of new homes. As owner of Wilmot Builders, Fitzpatrick recently assisted with the build of a new, sprinkler-protected home for his parents, John and Lynn Fitzpatrick, in...
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Research: Today’s Homes Burning Faster

Research: Today’s Homes Burning Faster

The latest fire tests and research from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) indicate that home fires are burning faster and hotter than fires of the past — a growing issue for responding firefighters. While new homes have many advantages, they also present many unique fire hazards. According...
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10th Anniversary of Station Nightclub Fire and Status of Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act

A Joint Statement from the following organizations: American Fire Sprinkler Association Common Voices Congressional Fire Services Institute Fire Team USA International Association of Arson Investigators International Association of Fire Chiefs International Code Council International Fire Service Training Association International Society of Fire Service Instructors National Association of State Fire Marshals National Fallen Firefighters Foundation...
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Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Supports Home Fire Sprinklers

The national noprofit Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety is “wholly supported by the property (re)insurance industry. IBHS’ mission is to conduct objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss. IBHS does this by conducting research and advocating...
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Manteno Takes Advantage of FEMA Grant for Fire Sprinkler Retrofit at Firehouse

Since 1977, the Manteno Community Fire Protection District has proudly served the surrounding communities out of its Station 1 firehouse. When the fire district first closed on the property, which had previously been home to a school for 50 years, it added apparatus bays to make the building operational. Over the years, minor improvements...
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Sprinklering America: We Can, We Should, and We Must

In May, the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Academy (NFA) held the 24th annual Graduate Symposium for the Executive Fire Office Program at the NFA in Emmittsburg, Maryland. This year’s theme for the approximately 180 NFA alumni in attendance was “Sprinklering America: We Can, We Should, and We Must,” providing an emphasis on...
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Receives 2011 Sarbanes Award

The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) received the 2011 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Safety Leadership Award during the 23rd annual Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) dinner in Washington, D.C. in April. Presented jointly by CFSI and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), the Award is named for the retired Senator from Maryland...
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition to Receive the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) have selected the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition as the recipient of the 2011 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. The award will be presented at the 23rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner on April 7, 2011,...
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