• NFPA's story of a home fire once again gets national recognition

    NFPA has been developing new ways of letting the public know that home fires should be a serious concern. Simply telling people that home fires are responsible for the majority of fire deaths isn't enough to...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Know a stellar fire sprinkler advocate? Nominate them for the NFPA/HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

    Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association received the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Ho...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • How to include home fire sprinklers into your Fire Prevention Week outreach

    It's coming.    Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 7-13, is the time to bring your local and our national home fire problem into focus. It's the time to explain to the public that "fire can happe...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Get valuable training on how to help homes survive wildfires - register for the Denver class now!

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Denver scheduled for October 4-5. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfire saf...
    michelesteinberg
    created by michelesteinberg
  • Wildfire safety messages now included in national reference guide

    For many years, NFPA has convened an Educational Messages Advisory Committee to develop consistent fire and life safety messages for the general public on a wide variety of topics. The newly revised 2018 edition of th...
    michelesteinberg
    created by michelesteinberg
  • Swarms of people attend open house of a home devastated by fire

    The line snaked past the gutted home and into the street. Seeing is believing, and about 800 eager New Zealand residents saw an eyeful when they finally made their way past the home's front door. There were charred re...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • From bad to worse: U.S. wildfires continue to break hearts, records

    It's been less than a year since California's "worst wildfires" and wildland firefighters, fire agencies, and safety advocates are all experiencing a major case of deja vu. As someone who has written...
    michelesteinberg
    created by michelesteinberg
  • View NFPA's photo gallery of Home Fire Sprinkler Day activities

    With more than 50 events occurring in 25 states and Canadian provinces, Home Fire Sprinkler Day has been deemed a success. This project initiated by NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Co...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • The U.S. and Canada unite during first Home Fire Sprinkler Day to showcase power of this life-saving technology

    Rain may have been in the forecast for many parts of North America on Saturday, May 19. However, it did not dampen efforts to finally give home fire sprinklers the widespread attention this technology deserv...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Use our free template and craft your own letter to the editor about Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Whether or not you're hosting or attending one of the many events on Home Fire Sprinkler Day, here's a simple way of getting the media's attention: write a letter to the editor.   NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Init...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • New home fire survey spotlighted in latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

    A new survey by the American Red Cross has unveiled disturbing misconceptions about home fires. Read the findings from this survey in the latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. There are also s...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • As Home Fire Sprinkler Day nears, let NFPA and others know where your event is taking place

    Planning an event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day on Saturday, May 19? Let us know what you're up to.   Please take a few seconds and place your activity on our event map. Taking this simple step will let ...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Here are six ideas for taking action on Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Unsure how to join the many safety advocates taking action during North America's first Home Fire Sprinkler Day? Don't fret. Whether planning a citywide event or simply alerting your social media contacts about t...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Firefighters in Michigan install carbon monoxide alarms for residents

    Saginaw firefighters are working to make the city safer, one home at a time. According to television station ABC12, FEMA recently awarded the fire department a grant to purchase 1,300 carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Fire...
    lisabraxton
    created by lisabraxton
  • Tactics for taking action on Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    On Saturday, May 19, you and others will get the chance to take collective action to help solve North America's home fire problem. Participating in Home Fire Sprinkler Day will send a powerful message t...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Use these free resources to plan a successful event for Home Fire Sprinkler Day

    Home Fire Sprinkler Day is rapidly approaching. To make sure your May 19 event is a success, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have produced a series of new resources. They include:   Sprinkler Day...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Feedback wanted on NFPA's new podcast series, "The Survivors"

    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 fi...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • Scoring a Canadian pub-ed victory

        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 pas...
    lking
    last modified by lking
  • Join fellow safety educators for Home Fire Sprinkler Day!

    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 thi...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso
  • New public education resource animates speed of home fires and effects of fire sprinklers

    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 anima...
    freddurso
    created by freddurso