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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA 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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susanmckelvey
As we head into the summer months and our thermometer readings tick higher and higher, we all know the discomfort involved with getting into a sweltering vehicle that's been sitting in the sun. Under such circumstances, interior car temperatures can climb to over 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It's certainly unsafe to leave a person or a pet inside a… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentMay is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI have been working together these last few weeks to help raise awareness of home electrical hazards. During this last week of the campaign, we’re talking about the importance of GFCIs, AFCIs, and TRRs. While these acronyms may look like alphabet soup, they are actually important devices that can help… (Show more)
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meredithhawes
Click to view contentMaria Bostian – Kannapolis, North Carolina 2020 NFPA Educator of the Year   NFPA congratulates Maria Bostian of the Kannapolis Fire Department who has been selected as the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year.  Bostian has 21 years of experience delivering fire and life safety to her community through presentations to varied audiences,… (Show more)
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meredithhawes
Click to view content               A recent Louisiana fire claimed the lives of two people. The fire likely started from an overloaded extension cord where an air conditioning unit was plugged into. This is not an isolated scenario. It is often tempting for people to reach for an extension cord if the device cord does not reach an intended outlet, but there are… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
  While there will likely be fewer gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day in response to COVID-19, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. Plus, as more people continue to cook at home in the warmer months ahead, many of them will turn to their outdoor grills to prepare and enjoy… (Show more)
mhousewright
Click to view contentWith the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that two children perished in a home fire in Georgia, or that a fire in a highrise apartment building, which killed a number of people, created incredible chaos because residents there were unsure about whether they should escape or wait in their apartments for help.… (Show more)
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lking
Click to view contentAs if there were any doubt that cats rule, a rescue named Joey woke his sleeping owners and alerted them to a malfunctioning slow cooker – while the family dog slept.   According to CBC News, the family in the Newfoundland town Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s was rustled from sleep by Joey, at about 4:30 a.m. on April 30.     “He was standing on my… (Show more)
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kellyransdell
Click to view content                          Schoolhouses might be closed but “school” is not.   As parents and caregivers balance working at home and home school, and learn firsthand the challenges of young attention spans and middle-school math, it’s only fitting that we celebrate teachers.   Each year, near the end of the traditional school year, we observe… (Show more)
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lking
Click to view contentIt’s not unusual for the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be in the news. Margaret Sinclair Trudeau is a celebrity in her own right – author, speaker, and mental-health advocate.   But Ms. Trudeau, 71, made headlines in late April for another reason: she was hospitalized, briefly, for smoke inhalation, after a fire that started… (Show more)
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