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cthompson
Click to view contentOver the past few decades, there have been great strides in public awareness around home fire safety and prevention. One example of this success is around smoke alarms, which shows that most homes now have at least one installed. But even with measures of progress, we continue to see that more work needs to be done around better educating people… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view contentWith the December, January, and February representing the leading months for home fires, fire departments typically work to better educate their communities about potential fire hazards during the winter months and ways to reduce associated risks. This winter season, however, many departments are wondering how they can reach out to… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentThe 2020 NFPA Spotlight on Public Education conference went virtual this year, featuring four professionally led workshops that provided fire & life safety educators, injury prevention, and public education leaders with knowledge and networking opportunities to address public education in today’s world. Here are some of the highlights, if you… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA has received a $526,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) program in support of reducing fires and falls among older adults, a key high-risk population. The funding will help broaden the reach and scale of Remembering When: A fire and fall prevention program for older adults through… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  Over the past several months, outdoor gatherings have served as an effective way for friends and family to connect while minimizing exposure to the coronavirus. As temperatures drop in many parts of the country, outdoor portable heaters, fire pits, chimineas and campfires are being used to help comfortably extend social activities for as long as… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  Along with the tremendous outreach efforts we saw from fire departments and safety educators in support of Fire Prevention Week this year, a wide range of businesses and organizations actively engaged in the campaign as well. These collective efforts are an important part of reaching communities with life-saving information, the true purpose of… (Show more)
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avastis
Click to view content    Hoarding criteria include the inability to use living space for its intended purpose.    Compulsive hoarding behavior among residents increases the risk of serious injury and death to both the resident and to responding fire service personnel. The excessive accumulation of materials in homes increases risk of falls, exacerbation of chronic… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentEarlier this month, NFPA learned about a local service project that embodies the true spirit of collaboration as it relates to fire and life safety. The story takes place in Draper, Utah where the Draper Fire Department was recently asked by the Grossinger family to help with a wildfire mitigation project around their home. According to local news… (Show more)
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avastis
Click to view contentJennifer Froehlich, fire & life safety educator from Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, Michigan displays her virtual learning environment with tools she learned from a recent workshop delivered by Brene Duggins.   Search the term “Virtual Education” on-line, and a never-ending list of news articles, editorials both for and against, and… (Show more)
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cthompson
A Columbus, OH family of four lost their lives to an early morning fire this past weekend, caused by embers from their fireplace igniting nearby flammable materials. According to news report, while the home had smoke alarms, investigators found that the batteries were missing.   This tragic incident reinforces the importance of working smoke… (Show more)
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