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Texas Fire Service Supports Representative Galindo’s Residential High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Bill

March 19, 2015 – Texas fire service organizations representing over 54,000 Texas firefighters are joining with national fire organizations to endorse Representative Rick Galindo’s bill, HB 3089. The bill would require residential high-rise buildings in Texas to feature smoke detectors, [...]

Representative Galindo Takes Step to Save Lives in Texas; Introduces Residential High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Bill

Pleasant View, TN (March 12, 2015) – Just two-and-a-half months after a fatal fire killed eight senior citizens in the Wedgwood residential high-rise in Castle Hills, Texas Representative Rick Galindo has filed a bill to prevent similar tragedies. HB 3089 [...]

Three National Organizations Join Together To Commend Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition

March 9, 2015—Three national fire service organizations are joining together to applaud the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition for its proactive leadership dedicated to saving lives. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, and Common Voices always [...]

“Make Safe Happen” Should Include Fire Sprinklers

Pleasant View, TN (February 13, 2015) – While most Super Bowl commercials aim for humor, Nationwide® opted to focus on reality with a shocking commercial that promoted household safety measures that can prevent the deaths of children. Common Voices is [...]

New Jersey Resident Applauds “Fast-Track” of New Home Fire Safety Act

(February 12, 2015) – Vina Drennan, a New Jersey resident, didn’t let a winter storm keep her from making the trek to Trenton, NJ to testify in support of fire sprinkler legislation this week. Drennan is an advocate member of [...]

Residential Fire Sprinklers Receive Landslide Support

International Code Council Vote Confirms Need for Life-Saving Technology in New Homes MINNEAPOLIS - September 21, 2008 - Voting members of the leading building code body in the nation, the International Code Council (ICC), overwhelmingly supported a residential fire sprinkler [...]

Common Voices Receives Fire Prevention Grant

Common Voices Receives Fire Prevention Grant for National Media Campaign to Focus on Building Safe Homes with Fire Sprinklers Washington DC – Common Voices received notification from the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention program, administered by the [...]

New National Initiative Calls for Community Organizations and Residents to Join Together to Prevent Home Fires

Pam Elliott, Common Voices advocate, joined U.S. Fire Administrator Ernie Mitchell this week in Washington, D.C. for the national launch of Fire Is Everyone’s Fight™. Each year in the United States, 82 percent of fire deaths and 76 percent of [...]

National Fire Service Organizations Applaud Introduction of Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act in the Senate

On Thursday, June 13th, Senators Thomas Carper (DE) and Susan Collins (ME) introduced S. 1163, the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act. The legislation was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Senators Carper and Collins both serve as co-chairs of the Congressional [...]

The Need for Fire Sprinkler Legislation

Press Statement on the Need for Fire Sprinkler Legislation On January 26, the world watched a great tragedy unfold as 235 people were killed in a nightclub fire in Santa Maria, Brazil. The U.S. fire service extends its deepest sympathies [...]