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New legislation would promote college fire sprinklers

The proposed law contains incentives for Greek housing
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11/03/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A bill to promote fire sprinklers in student housing, including sororities and fraternities, has just been reintroduced in Congress.

Review begins for fire sprinkler accreditation

New resi sprinkler accreditation model being beta ested
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10/13/2011

CHANTILLY, Va.—An effort to establish a national accreditation process for installers of residential fire sprinklers is being beta tested this fall—potentially paving the way for an accreditation program to be in place next year.

NFSA up in the air

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

A new educational campaign by the National Fire Sprinkler Association intrigued me because the organization is targeting the traveling public to push its message about the need for home fire sprinklers—and taking to the skies to do it.

The Patterson, N.Y.-based NFSA is running an ad in the October issue of AirTran’s in-flight magazine, Go, about the issue.

It depicts a sweet little boy sound asleep in his bed. The words above his head say: “You’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing that your hotel is equipped with fire sprinklers.”

But the ones below his picture ask: “Can you say the same for your family at home?”

According to the NFSA, “each issue of GO is viewed by more than 2 million passengers, making it an excellent vehicle to spread the fire sprinkler message during Fire Prevention Month.”

NFSA president John Viniello told Security Systems News: “We think if people understood the dangers from home fires and recognized how fire sprinklers work, they would demand them.”

He said 3,000 people die each year from fire and 80 percent of those deaths are in the home. “We need to do a much better job of educating people,” he said.

To see the ad, go to Go magazine.

Missouri gov refuses to delay sprinklers

Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have delayed sprinkler mandate for long-term care facilities
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08/16/2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Gov. Jay Nixon this summer vetoed a bill to add a two-year delay to a requirement that all residential care and assisted living facilities in Missouri install sprinkler systems, the governor’s office said.

Chattanooga requires nightclub fire sprinklers

NFSA is instrumental in providing information to persuade city to approve requirement
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06/07/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—Testimony from a burn survivor of a deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island helped persuade the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. this spring to require nightclubs to install fire sprinklers as of 2013, according to the National Fire Sprinkler Association, which is based here.

PA fire sprinkler measure under attack

But NFSA predicts eventual requirement of sprinklers in new homes
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03/10/2011

PATTERSON, N.Y.—A new Pennsylvania law requiring automatic fire sprinkler systems in all new one- and two-family homes as of Jan. 1 was battling for survival this week in the General Assembly.

Calif. sprinkler measure lacks monitoring requirement

Sprinkler requirement for new residences is unlikely to generate revenue for alarm companies
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01/13/2011

PACHECO, Calif.—On Jan. 1 this year, California joined Pennsylvania in becoming the first states in the nation to require the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in new one- and two-family homes.

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