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lisabraxton
June is National Safety Month, a time when organizations nationwide give additional focus to the prevention of injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, in our homes and communities. This year’s theme is “No 1 Gets Hurt.” The public is encouraged to think of at least one change individuals can make to improve their safety this month. The National… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Dolly Hulin (right), fire and life safety education division chief for the Thomasville Fire Department and the 2017 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year is known for her exceptional commitment to fire and burn prevention education. Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, and the 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of… (Show more)
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freddurso
How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's.    "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… (Show more)
freddurso
You didn't have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA's Conference and Expo, happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire section of the expo floor to this technology.    This area, called The Annex: Focus on Suppression, featured NFPA experts discussing… (Show more)
freddurso
Here's a quick rundown of what you'll find in the latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter:   We asked our sprinkler advocates to take action on Home Fire Sprinkler Day on May 19, and they did not disappoint. Read our recap of this project, and see photos of the events.   Experts weigh in on how fire impacts unprotected,… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Additional educational resources that include Canadian spellings and data are available for the Canadian fire service, public educators and consumers. Just in time for the warmer weather are Canadian versions of safety tips sheets on grilling, hotels/motels, motor homes, camp fires, as well as tip sheets on barns, candles, car fires, heating and… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Electrical safety is a shared, ongoing responsibility and while you may not be an electrician, inspector, facility manager, or engineer, or have a copy of the National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70, you can play an active role in helping to ensure electrical systems safely provide power for the myriad of uses we so heavily rely on. The theme of this… (Show more)
freddurso
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 Coalition tasked safety advocates with taking action showcasing the power and performance of this technology. Whether hosting a… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
This week, Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Florida and is expected to bring more rain to surrounding areas during the week. Alberto ushers in the official hurricane season, which starts June 1. Weather officials say the 2018 hurricane season is shaping up to be “near- or above-normal,” and they say there's a 75 percent chance we’ll see… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
Since the early 2000s, the media has reported on  deaths from electric shock drowning (ESD), yet many people say they have never heard about this troubling trend. ESD can occur in swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, marinas, lakes and ponds, and it happens when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water. The current then passes through… (Show more)
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