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Fred Durso
Here's another tool you can use to promote to the public just how quickly home fires can become deadly and the effects home fire sprinklers have in controlling them.   The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has animated its popular home fire timeline via a new video. The new video can be a great accompaniment to your public education endeavors and… (Show more)
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Duncan Rydall
I am inquiring if there is any standard development regarding detection of ammonia ( ice rinks) chlorine ( swimming pools) and carbon monoxide (not in residential). Normally pools and arenas have a substantial occupant load and detection and notification seems to be only localized to the service room or plant space. Regulating and including… (Show more)
JAred Hagen
I was told by the City of Edmonton that as per NFPA 13, if less than 6 sprinkler heads are relocated, engineer involvement/ Schedules were not required as long as the work was done by a qualified contractor.  I cant seem to find this in the document, can anyone comment on this? Thanks
Jonathan Hans
Hello Everyone,   As part of our Community Risk Reduction efforts, we often dress in full gear, including mask and SCBA.  When we have children three years old or younger, we often do not put the mask on, as we have been told that they can get scared.  Of course, we want to prevent this.  For those audiences, the Firefighter gets fully dressed… (Show more)
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Deb Thompson
Hi.   I am looking for a NFPA 24 class for 2-3 individuals.  These individuals are studying for the Ohio - Fire Service Main Exam.  This exam encompasses NFPA 24 and NFPA 25.   I am able to easily find NFPA 25 classes.  I have tried every search engine and still come up with nothing for NFPA 24.  Does anyone know of a NFPA 24 training class?  I… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Have you listened to our five-part podcast series, "The Survivors"? It humanizes NFPA's statistics on home fires by underscoring the ordeal and aftermath of one family after they lost two children to home fire.    Please reply to this blog and let us know if you've listened to all or any of the episodes. Were you moved by the family's story? Did… (Show more)
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Duncan Rydall
Recently I had a information table at a Senior Citizen's Fair in my Municipality. I did some research prior to and the number one thing Seniors fear the most is losing their mobility. Being involved in a fire did not even make the list; not sure how far down it would be had the list not been a top ten list. So a little brainstorming had me…
Karen Berard-Reed
It always makes us smile when we see the great press your fire and life safety education teams receive! Check out this awesome article about a 2017 Remembering When Scholarship team and their new fire and fall prevention program designed to help older adults in the community. Kudos to St. Albans firefighters Chris Collins and Eric Tucker and their… (Show more)
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Karen Berard-Reed
During the 2017 Remembering When Scholarship Conference in Nashville last month, participants brought forward the idea of a BINGO game to use in presentations for older adult participants learning about fire and fall prevention. We didn't have one ready to share so Linda Willetts, Public Education Coordinator from the McHenry Township Fire… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A recent edition of NFPA Journal highlighted an ongoing discussion: who is permitted to install home fire sprinklers?   Matt Klaus, NFPA technical services lead for fire protection engineering, states in his article that NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, leaves it to the… (Show more)
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