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Georgia fire officers win national anthem contest for NFPA's 2014 Conference & Expo

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05/16/2014

LAS VEGAS—Capt. Mark Ware of the Sandy Springs Fire Department in Sandy Springs, Ga., and Lt.

NFPA: Total cost of fire up 34 percent from 1980

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05/08/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association in April released an updated report on the total cost of fire in the United States, which showed that the total cost of fire in 2011 was estimated at $329 billion, or roughly 2.1 percent of U.S.

NFPA names NEC Challenge winner

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01/30/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—Derek Vigstol, of Princeton, Minn., won the title of NEC Challenge Champion in a nation-wide challenge to celebrate the National Fire Protection Association’s release of the 53rd National Electrical Code.

NFPA selects new president

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01/29/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—The board of directors of the National Fire Protection Association has unanimously selected Jim Pauley to be the organization’s next president, according to a Jan. 29 news release.

NFPA now offers electrical safety program

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10/23/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is now offering a certification program for electrical professionals, the organization announced Oct. 23.

Home sprinkler installation costs drop nationwide

And prices are lowest in states that have sprinkler requirements, indicating home fire sprinklers get more cost effective the more prevalent they are
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10/22/2013

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.

New guidance for cloud ceiling fire protection

Under certain conditions, a sprinkler system isn’t needed on both the cloud ceiling and the structural ceiling, a new study finds
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08/28/2013

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?

Home-sprinkler requirements don’t dampen housing starts

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06/14/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—Homebuilders often oppose state or local laws requiring home fire sprinklers, contending the added expense will negatively impact housing construction. But now positive new housing statistics from California—where home sprinklers are mandated—refute that claim, according to a spokeswoman for the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative.

Illinois advocate is home sprinkler champion

NFPA recognizes Tom Lia for his work getting communities to adopt sprinkler requirements
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05/13/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—This year marked the fifth year the National Fire Protection Association has held its annual Fire Sprinkler Summit—and the first year the organization gave out a Home Fire Sprinkler Champion Award.

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act: Still pending after all these years

First proposed in 2003, Congress has yet to pass the measure, even though it has broad support
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03/25/2013

QUINCY, Mass.—The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation recently launched an online letter campaign in support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, which is expected to come before Congress again in 2013, 10 years after it was first proposed.

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