NFSA Reacts to Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act in 115th Congress

On March 9th, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA), while Representatives Tom Reed (R- New York) and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced the companion House legislation, to encourage building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades. The FSIA strengthens tax incentives for building owners to retrofit their properties with fire sprinkler systems. This action will protect their occupants and property [...]

2018-01-25T22:09:01+00:00

Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act of 2015 is Filed in Congress

On September 22nd, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) filed S. 2068 and Representatives Tom Reed (R- New York) and Jim Langevin (D-Rhode Island) introduced H.R. 3591, the companion house legislation, to encourage building owners to invest in life-saving fire safety upgrades. The Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act (FSIA) strengthens tax incentives for building owners to install fire sprinkler retrofits that can save many lives and countless dollars in [...]

2015-10-14T12:05:13+00:00

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 is pleased to welcome the NFFF and NVFC to the table,” says HFSC Board President Lorraine [...]

2018-01-28T16:43:34+00:00

Research: Today’s Home Fires 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 to the research, lightweight materials that are present in newer homes, such as engineered floor systems, [...]

2014-12-22T13:17:29+00:00

Injuries to Firefighter and Civilians in Racine House Fire Reveal Shortfalls of Fire & Building Codes

An electrical failure in a bedroom wall outlet of a Racine home was the suspected cause of an overnight fire on July 30 that caused injuries to three adults and one firefighter. The adult residents were transported to the hospital after suffering from minor burns and/or smoke inhalation, while the firefighter was treated for a head laceration due to falling glass. There was an estimated $40,000 in damage to the [...]

2018-01-28T16:12:47+00:00

Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives: 10 Years Later

It's hard to believe but it has been 10 years since fire officials from across the nation descended upon Tampa, Florida, for a summit to discuss prevention of firefighter line-of-duty deaths (LODD) and injuries. The result of the summit was the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, which has had a positive effect on the way that fires are fought today and the culture of the fire service, thereby decreasing the [...]

2018-01-28T16:47:35+00:00

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Receives Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

On April 7, 2011, in Washington, D.C., the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) was honored as the recipient of the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. Presented jointly by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) at the 23rd Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner, the award is named after retired-Senator Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland, a strong advocate of [...]

2018-01-27T21:39:11+00:00