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luciandeaton
Click to view contentJim Pauley, President and CEO of NFPA, has a great blog about the new NFPA Network e-newsletter that our previous subscribers to the monthly FireBreak now receive.  Jim explains that the new, “NFPA Network aims to deliver the content you want and need, while at the same time providing additional insight into the broader fire and life safety issues… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentWithin just the last few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. New federal guidelines have appeared to combat COVID-19, the deadly and contagious coronavirus. Governors of many states have banned large gatherings, advising weeks or months of shelter-in-place, and mandating the closure of all but essential businesses. All Americans have had to… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentLike many of you, I live in an area with high potential for wildfires.  With spring officially here, we are starting to see temperatures rise, the lingering snow melt, showing us all the work we have to do to prepare  for this year.  When you look around your home, it might seem a bit overwhelming but rather than endeavoring to do it all at once,… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentMeghan Housewright, Director of NFPA’s Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute, has a great blog about the impacts of COVID-19 response on local fire department readiness and available PPE equipment.  As she points out in the piece, “In the U.S., every 24 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire. Well before this crisis, every 1.3. seconds, a… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentNFPA and State Farm are committed to safety from wildfire, but we’re also concerned for your personal and family safety, and the safety of your community in the face of the coronavirus threat. We created the annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day campaign as a way to rally people around the cause of wildfire safety and to turn ideas into… (Show more)
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jimpauley
Click to view content  As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governmental sources for COVID-19 updates and adjusting business practices as recommended.   We know that the information available through NFPA… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentIndividuals and organizations from across the nation applied for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day awards to help them complete a risk reduction project on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Thanks to the seventh year of generous support from State Farm, 150 applicants in 26 states are due to receive $500 project awards to help create neighborhoods safer… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentThe well-earned recognition for the local accomplishments of Firewise communities knows no borders.  This rang true once again as the Beacon Road Firewise community in Dorset, United Kingdom, recently received the Neighborhood Watch Group of the Year Award from the Dorset Police Service.    I caught up with Lin Kettley, manager of the Firewise UK… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view content  NOTE: This blog was originally posted on NFPA Today in October, 2019, and has been edited. As spring and summer months approach, the topics of durable medical equipment, patient safety, and their relationship to natural disasters is once again, a timely one.    As so often is the case when you work in building and life safety, and strive to… (Show more)
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