Groups in Massachusetts Interested in Requiring Fire Sprinkler Systems in Homes

A tragic fire in Lynn, Massachusetts has individuals and groups across the state lobbying for a change in building and fire codes. The fire took place around 1 a.m. on December 4, 2015 when an apartment building was engulfed in flames, leaving four dead. Incidents like this are more common than we would like, and… Read more »

Practicing Fire Safety During Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving draws near, you and your family are going to busy cleaning the house, coordinating recipes and thinking about the delicious foods you will soon be enjoying together. One of the farthest thoughts from your mind is probably fire safety, but it is especially important to consider this week. With an estimated 2,100 residential… Read more »

Dispelling Common Sprinkler System Myths

According to the American Red Cross, the most home fires take place during the fall and winter months.  As we begin baking sweets for holiday guests and lighting candles to create a cozy atmosphere in our homes, fire safety is exceedingly important. All homes have smoke alarms, but there is another precaution you can take… Read more »

Minnesota Court Turns Back Fire Sprinkler Progress

More often than not we’re hearing about stories from across the country of both state and local governments implementing new laws to protect residents from fires. Most of these involve requirements to install fire sprinkler systems in new residential buildings. Unfortunately, one such requirement was recently thrown out in the state of Minnesota. Turned Down… Read more »

Fire Safety Demonstration Emphasizes Effectiveness of Sprinklers

The amount of research and evidence showing how effective sprinkler systems can be at minimizing loss of life and property damage in a fire grows by the day. Recently, a demonstration held in Nashville only served to underline this fact. Hosted by the National Fire Sprinkler Association and the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance,… Read more »

States That Require Fire Sprinklers Installed in New Homes

Sometimes it feels like tugging at child’s arm to get him or her to go somewhere. Sometimes people are just so stubborn when it comes to installing fire sprinkler systems. It’s as if they’re unaware of all the benefits they offer. Benefits is probably an understatement; these things can and do save lives. Knowing they’re… Read more »