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 [...]


Fire Sprinkler Retrofit Pays Off After Devastating Apartment Fire

Courtesy of St. Francis Fire Department: During the early morning hours of Valentine's Day 2016, a fire broke out on the third-floor balcony of a 36-unit apartment building. The fire began to grow in size until the sprinkler system activated. The St. Francis Fire Department responded along with law enforcement. When law enforcement arrived and entered the apartment unit, the officer confirmed the fire was outside on the balcony and [...]


Fitchburg Apartment Saved by Retrofitted Fire Sprinkler System

Courtesy of Fitchburg Fire Department: While the Fitchburg Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at an apartment complex on Post Road on June 9, 2015,  the Dane County Communications Center advised firefighters that the fire alarm was activated due to a sprinkler alarm activation. Upon arrival, firefighters found there had been a grease fire in one of the apartments, but confirmed there was no active fire at the time [...]


UW – Stevens Point Continues Fire Safety Improvements in Existing Residence Halls

The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP) is home to more than 3,600 students who live on campus, which is why the university has spent the last five years updating many of its 1960s-era residence halls to not only bring them into the 21st century in regard to technology and codes, but also to make them safer for students. In that timeframe, the university has already renovated [...]


Pewaukee High School Expansion Means Greater Fire Safety Presence

The Pewaukee High School is undergoing major renovations, which in turn means extended fire protection in the form of a fire sprinkler system. The high school is converting existing rooms so that they can serve different purposes than that which they were originally intended — essentially creating entirely new spaces — as well as constructing new rooms. According to the fire sprinkler project manager, the old gymnasium is to become [...]