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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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Laura King
    Teaching public education is sometimes like coaching very young hockey players; you never know quite how much information is getting through until little Johnny puts the puck deep, gives chase, then passes to his teammate in front of the net to score – just as practised!   Capt. Robert Taylor, a paid on-call firefighter for the City of… (Show more)
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JL Smith
Probably an age old question. We are an I-1 behavioral health care center that houses small children 24/7. We are sprinkled and have 15 second delay maglocks on  our doors. Our center has been experiencing sometimes daily false alarms at several positions around our center. I have read comments that promotes the plastic pre-alarm covers but our… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Mark your calendars! NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition are initiating Home Fire Sprinkler Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The event's goal is to raise national awareness of this life-saving technology by having advocates host events simultaneously. Taking action on this day is easy. Some ideas include:    Host… (Show more)
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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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