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2011 – Issue 1 – Spring

Get Involved in the Plan Review Process

(Appeared in April 2017 issue of The Dispatcher) Many changes arrive with the month of April. We begin with the promise of another spring and hope that winter does not make an appearance again. Generally, there are the spring elections that bring possible new players to the political scene in municipalities, schools, courts, and...
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Follow NFSA-WI on Facebook

The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association is on Facebook! “Like” WI Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association on Facebook and you will receive the latest updates!
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Wisconsin Adopts Latest Edition of NFPA 1: Fire Code

Wisconsin Adopts Latest Edition of NFPA 1: Fire Code

The state of Wisconsin has updated its edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 1: Fire Code to the 2009 edition. The adoption came through Administrative Code Comm 14, Fire Prevention Code, Section 14.001 and became effective on January 1, 2011. NFPA 1: Fire Code, 2009 edition, covers the inspection, testing and maintenance...
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Notes from NFSA Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz

Notes from NFSA Regional Manager Bob Kleinheinz

It is hard to ignore how terrible the winter season had been here in Wisconsin with the number of tragic fires we’ve experienced. Tragic fires seemed like they were part of the daily news throughout the state with a number of them being fatal. Many resulted in a loss of taxable income properties. Fires...
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Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring 2011 Edition)

Fire Sprinklers at Work (Spring 2011 Edition)

2010 OCTOBER Bowling Alley Mount Pleasant South Shore firefighters responded to a call about a fire at the Paradise Lanes Bowling alley.  The fire started behind the bowling lanes near the mechanical area in the corner of the building. South Shore Fire Chief Bill Bouma told the Racine Journal Times “the bowling alley could...
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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Receives Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

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...
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NFSA-WI Assists Fire Departments with Fire Sprinkler Education

NFSA-WI Assists Fire Departments with Fire Sprinkler Education

For a number of years, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA-WI) has partnered with fire departments to conduct educational fire sprinkler demonstrations. In fact, NFSA-WI has helped with more than 50 side-by-side demonstrations in front of thousands of people, including fire sprinkler trailer demonstrations with sprinkler fitter unions 183 and...
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Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition Hosting Educational Summit

Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition Hosting Educational Summit

On June 2, 2011, the Wisconsin Residential Fire Sprinkler Coalition (WRFSC) will be hosting a residential fire sprinkler summit. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 1,348,500 fires reported in the United States in 2009, resulting in 3,010 civilian fire deaths. An estimated 78.5 percent of structure fires were residential, in which...
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Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 100 Years

Wisconsin Apprenticeship Program Celebrates 100 Years

From June 12 – 14, 2011, the Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council and the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards will be hosting a 100th Anniversary of Apprenticeship Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, recognizing Wisconsin’s Registered Apprenticeship programs, formed by the nation’s first modern apprenticeship law. The law has been a model for the...
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Sprinkler Fitters to Compete in Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest

Sprinkler Fitters to Compete in Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, sprinkler fitters will be one of a number of groups of apprentices in the pipe trades to compete at the annual Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Contest. Attendees will observe firsthand the skills of future technicians and mechanics during the competition. The event takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00...
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NAHB Accredits Home Fire Sprinkler Online Course

NAHB Accredits Home Fire Sprinkler Online Course

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) now offers credit for completion of an online course on fire sprinkler installations in one- and two-family dwellings. Developed by the nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), the course is delivered through AEC Daily, the largest provider of free, online continuing education to construction professionals. HFSC’s course...
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Wales Becomes First Country to Require Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

Wales Becomes First Country to Require Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

Wales has made history by becoming the first country in the world to require the installation of fire sprinklers in newly built homes. On February 16, 2011, Welsh Assembly Members passed stages three and four of the domestic fire safety measure that will see sprinklers fitted in houses, flats, care homes and halls of...
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State Farm Insurance Supports Home Fire Sprinklers on Website

State Farm Insurance Supports Home Fire Sprinklers on Website

A new section on State Farm Insurance’s website supports the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems and discusses the company’s involvement with home fire sprinkler education advocates such as the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. View State Farm Insurance’s home fire sprinkler advocacy page.
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NFPA Issues New Safety Alert Regarding Antifreeze in Sprinklers

NFPA Issues New Safety Alert Regarding Antifreeze in Sprinklers

The National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) Standard Council has issued four Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) that address the use of antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems. The TIAs provide new requirements in NFPA standards for the use of antifreeze in both new and existing sprinkler systems. NFPA has also issued a new safety alert regarding...
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Help Burn Survivor Programs Flourish in 2011

Help Burn Survivor Programs Flourish in 2011

For people who experience the horrific trauma of being badly burned, moving forward emotionally, psychologically and socially is a daunting scenario. Fortunately there are wonderful resources available to help burn survivors of all ages, but they need your help. Below are two fun and easy ways you can support burn survivors here in Wisconsin...
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