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New report from NFPA and Fire Protection Research

June 14, 2021SSN Staff

QUINCY, Mass.—Much has changed in the nearly four decades since the America Burning report was issued in 1973 and revisited in 1980. The number of fires and fire deaths in the United States has reduced dramatically and that progress has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. “Increasing the understanding of what has impacted fire safety can help identify what needs to be done to further reduce death and destruction,”...

Fire Protection Research Foundation, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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Fire Systems Installation

Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

October 22, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—The cost of installing home fire sprinklers has decreased nationwide, and states that mandate home fire sprinklers have even lower installation costs, a new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation has found. “In the two states with statewide regulations, Maryland and California, significantly lower costs were found there than in the sample as a whole,” Kathleen Almand, executive director of the foundation, told Security Systems News. The foundation is an...

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Fire Systems Installation

New guidance for cloud ceiling fire protection

August 28, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—Cloud ceilings—drop ceilings that don't extend all the way to perimeter walls—are increasingly popular in commercial and industrial buildings. But for fire protection, is a sprinkler system necessary on both the cloud ceiling and the structural ceiling above it? That's the question asked by a newly completed Fire Protection Research Foundation study. The foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association, based here, initiated the project....

Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation, Hughes Associates, Jason Floyd, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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Fire Systems Installation

Report: Sprinklered buildings save water, yet pay more for its usage

April 18, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

QUINCY, Mass.—A new report shows that less water is needed to fight fires in sprinklered properties than in unsprinklered ones, yet it's typically only sprinklered buildings that are charged for the water usage.The hope is that the report—which is from the National Fire Protection Association and the Fire Protection Research Foundation—will spur fire departments and water authorities to rethink policies on fees for sprinklered buildings, said Gary Keith, VP of field operations and...

Fire Protection Research Foundation, Fire Sprinkler Initiative, Gary Keith, Security Systems News (SSN)

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