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cthompson
Click to view contentAs we swim through the humidity of late July, many households are turning to backyard pools for relief. Ensuring your safety while having fun is of utmost importance. The usual rules apply—do not let children swim unattended, don’t consume alcohol before getting into the pool, and use your sunscreen. The maintenance of your pool is just as… (Show more)
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ahart
Click to view content  Save the Date: Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is going virtual! NFPA is excited to offer this wonderful professional development opportunity for FREE on September 29, 2020.   This event is a must for Fire & Life Safety Educators, Injury Prevention, and Public Education professionals across the US & Canada, featuring four education… (Show more)
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avastis
Click to view content  This year, Fire Prevention WeekTM activities may look different due to continued COVID 19 restrictions. Join us for our FREE webinar discussing the latest data on cooking fires & burns, free resources available on FPW.org and learn new ways to educate your community when you can’t all be together in one room.   Register Now for the webinar on… (Show more)
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avastis
Click to view content  Recreational vehicle (RV) living and travel offer the flexibility to live, work, and play while exploring new places. With media outlets reporting a sharp increase in RV rentals this year as people work to travel safely amid continued COVID-19 restrictions, NFPA’s RV Safety Tip Sheet  offers simple but critical advice for enjoying them safely… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
NFPA has announced the restructuring of its U.S. Regional Operations field staff, which will now function as a single team and be managed by Ray Bizal, regional operations director. Previously, regional representation was separate for public education and code-related support. Through these organizational changes, NFPA can better provide a single… (Show more)
susanmckelvey
Click to view contentWith COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this summer, which presents an increased risk of associated fires. Here are five key reminders and guidelines for safely enjoying these activities:   Make sure your gas grill… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
With the arrival of summer and the July 4th holiday weekend just around the corner, people across the country are eager to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders. As many states begin allowing for more outside activities, it’s important to recognize potential electrical hazards that exist in swimming pools and hot tubs, onboard boats,… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view contentNFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires representing the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; unattended cooking is the… (Show more)
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cathylongley
UPDATE: With July 4 weekend just days away and Canada Day celebrations happening today (July 1), we want to remind everyone about the dangers of consumer fireworks. The blog post below highlights the damage incurred by fireworks each year, while our fireworks page offers several resources, including sharable social media content and access to our… (Show more)
ahart
  Wind-blown embers igniting dry vegetation and threatening homes sounds like a wildfire. Yet, this summer that source of embers may well be your own patio fire pit or backyard campfire.  Recently, Summit County, Colorado, amended their fire code to require permits for these types of backyard fires out of an abundance of caution to reduce… (Show more)
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