Skip navigation
All Places >

Safety Source

Log in to follow, share, and participate in this community.

Recent Activity

Fred Durso
Here is today's disturbing fact: forty percent of people recently surveyed believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire.    This finding was one of many underscored by the American Red Cross in a new survey of more than 600 American adults. The results underscore a public woefully… (Show more)
Kelly Ransdell
  April showers brought more than May flowers in Arkansas this month. Over 60 fire marshals from across Arkansas attended the second Fire Safety Summit hosted in Jacksonville, AR.  With a high rate of fire deaths in this rural state, fire marshals gathered to talk about hot topics affecting fire prevention ahead of their annual Fire Marshal… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Lisa Braxton
Saginaw firefighters are working to make the city safer, one home at a time. According to television station ABC12, FEMA recently awarded the fire department a grant to purchase 1,300 carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Firefighters have been installing them. Already at least four of them have alerted families to the potentially deadly gas. CO alarms… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Lisa Braxton
The Boulder County Sheriff’s office in Colorado is crediting “Sam,” a 14-year-old dachshund, with saving a family from what could have been a tragedy. Problems started for the family on a recent evening when the power shut off in the home and wouldn’t reset at the breaker box. The family was unable to reach an electrician. According to The Denver… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Fred Durso
A three-alarm, residential fire in January displaced Iowa residents, one of them being Jake Vanderslice. Seven weeks after the fire, a TV station checked in with him at the scene of the incident. He was finally able to enter the residence and witness the extent of the damage while grabbing some personal items. Since the fire, he's been living with… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
Denise Hynes, public educator for Toronto Fire Services, has been named the 2018 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Hynes will be recognized at NFPA’s 122nd Conference & Expo, the premier event in fire and life safety, this June in Las Vegas. Each year, NFPA bestows the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award on an educator who… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Lisa Braxton
Kidde is recalling its dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010. “KIDDE” is printed on the front center of the smoke alarm. The model number and date code are printed on the back of the alarm. A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Fred Durso
The public might have trouble believing how quickly today's home fires can become deadly until they see one firsthand. Here's some pretty convincing evidence that you can share with them.    The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has released new video footage of an actual fire inside a home (including a timecode) and its impact on its contents. The… (Show more)
Fred Durso
Home Fire Sprinkler Day is rapidly approaching. To make sure your May 19 event is a success, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition have produced a series of new resources. They include:   Sprinkler Day tactics and talking points documents. We've given you some ideas on creating buzz for your event and promoting it to your local media. We've… (Show more)
meredith hawes
When a fatal fire occurs, the whole community feels it.  From responding firefighters, grieving family members, to neighbors and local citizens.  There is often a heighten sense of anxiety while a cause is determined, and questions swirl as to “what could we have done to prevent this”.  This scenario is all too familiar to me right now as my… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Load more items