Media Room

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All media inquiries should be directed to Vickie Pritchett via email or phone (615-533-0305).

Media Advisories

New Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentive for Small Business Owners to Retrofit Buildings

Will Be Announced At Station Memorial 15 Years after Tragic Fire. 
February 20, 2018, 2:00 pm ET, The Station Fire Memorial, West Warwick, RI.

Other Media

Common Voices Fact Sheet

Download a PDF fact sheet about Common Voices, including its mission, vision, information about how the organization was founded, and the organization’s support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act.

Fire Safety Facts & Tips

Download a PDF of Fire Safety Facts & Tips, fire safety facts, fire sprinkler facts and tips for community education and outreach.

Advocate Biographies

Download a PDF containing the Common Voices Advocates’ biographies, which include their individual stories and fire safety advocacy efforts. Advocates include Amy Acton, Bonnie Woodruff, Donna Henson, Gail Minger, Jeff & Tina Jordan, Justina Page, Pam Elliott, Rob Feeney, Sher Grogg, and Vina Drennan.

News Releases

News releases are available in downloadable format as either Word or PDF documents. Below are the most recent news releases:

Fire Safety Advocates Share Their Stories of Fire on Common Voices’ New Website (Download PDF)
June 19, 2017 – Common Voices, an advocates’ coalition determined to create a fire safe America, announces the launch of its newly redesigned website, It provides resources and information to assist fire departments and fire safety advocates with their fire prevention messages and fire safety lobbying efforts. The website features a renewed focus on the stories and experiences of the Common Voices’ advocates who have been affected by fire, whether as burn survivors themselves or through the loss of loved ones.

Common Voices, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Champion Fire Sprinklers After New Year’s Day Fires in MA (Download PDF)
January 6, 2017 – On New Year’s Day morning two apartment fires raged in Massachusetts. Fire ripped through a Holyoke apartment building claiming the lives of three residents and displaced over 50 others. Fire also quickly raced through a Lynn apartment building displacing over 65 residents, many barely escaping. Both of these incidents also placed hundreds of firefighters at risk.

Call to Action for Holiday Safety Following Tragic Maryland Fire (Download PDF)
November 22, 2016 – Common Voices is working to promote and share information from the Coalition’s newest advocate, Sher Grogg during the 2016 Holiday season. The Advocates’ Coalition is kicking off a holiday safety campaign titled “Do it For Don” – the campaign bears the name of Grogg’s brother Don.

Call To Action After Six-­Year-­Old Dies In Plainfield (Download PDF)
September 26, 2016 – Common Voices is working to provide education regarding modern fire and the threat it poses following last week’s fire in Plainfield, CT that claimed that life of a six-­‐year-­‐old girl and left her mother fighting for life.


B-roll footage available includes:

  • Scenes from a living room fire with and without a fire sprinkler
  • Footage of firefighters fighting fire in living room not protected with fire sprinkler
  • Post-fire footage of damage.

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