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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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