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jonathan.hans
Good Day!   We recently completed a home safety visit, and the question of home escape ladders was asked.  Two on my crew suggested that the homeowner should purchase at least one and have it one of the kids bedrooms.  They believe that as a last resort, the safety ladder is a good option.  In my opinion (not the opinion of my employers) I feel… (Show more)
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smahr
Hello Fire and Life Safety Friends!   I was curious what your fire safety programs look like for elementary/high school students.   I am always looking for new ideas, so let me know what you do ! What kind of props do you use? Books you read? Has anyone used fake smoke before to simulate exit drills? I wanted to do this but was worried about the… (Show more)
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willard_trafton
...In regards to the mandatory Hot Work Certification, stating that any tool used that generates heat, grinders, drills, saws, powder actuated, propane,Oxy-acetylene, welding machines, etc., operator MUST have,"by law", a certificate showing that they have completed the hot work certification class.    And this is a law pertaining not only to… (Show more)
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willettslinda
Make and deliver these bookmarks at places Seniors frequent like public libraries, book stores, senior centers, or residential facilities for example. Tape your contact information at the inside bottom of the box you are using to display at these locations so you can be contacted when it needs replenished. You might want to distribute at the…
d_rydall
Several years ago I sent a Sparky the fire dog home with each Grade 1 student on a rotational basis along with a video and notebook for parents. The rules of the sleepover were that the smoke alarms had to be tested and a home escape drill be performed for it to be safe for Sparky to stay over. Also, a Ontario fire marshal video "No time to Spare"…
willettslinda
After presenting Remembering When to the residential Senior communities, it might be a good idea to keep that information available and in review. Attached below are place mats that when laminated, you can suggest communities use weekly. The place mats are double-sided so one side is fall prevention, and the other side is fire prevention. A couple…
bbilly
When was The fire triangle changed to a fire tetrahedron to reflect this fourth element ?
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freddurso
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 change behavior. We need to show them the gut-wrenching realities of fire.      We took this approach with NFPA's first, limited episode… (Show more)
freddurso
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 Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.   One lucky fire sprinkler advocate will receive $1,000.   NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition… (Show more)
d_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…