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Lisa Braxton
SPOILER ALERT: If you are a fan of the TV series This Is Us and are behind on episodes, you may want to stop reading now! Every week millions of viewers tune into This Is Us, an award-winning dramatic series on NBC. The series follows the lives of siblings Kate, Kevin, and Randall born in 1980. Their parents are Jack and Rebecca. Episodes weave… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Only weeks remain to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 9th. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications: Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office. Use NFPA educational programs and materials in a… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an agricultural exposition in which the state showcases its agricultural industry and the people who make it thrive. This year featured livestock demonstrations, competitions, food–and as it has many times in the past–fire safety materials. “We had our booth there to promote fire safety,” said Public Education… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A recent fire in Gallatin, Tennessee, could have ended in tragedy, but for fire safety equipment, the quick thinking of the dad, and fire safety behaviors. According to the Tennessean, the Gallatin Fire Department stated that the family lived in a rental house and was under the impression that a wall heater in one of the children’s bedrooms did… (Show more)
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Susan McKelvey
Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have recently for much of the country. While portable space heaters can help generate heat, NFPA is reminding the public that they do present potential fire hazards and must be used with caution.   Between 2011 and… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
According to the National Weather Service, a major winter storm will impact the east coast today and tomorrow. A powerful nor'easter is expected to bring snow, ice, rain, very strong winds, and rough surf to coastal locations of the Southeast U.S., Middle Atlantic, Northeast, and into New England. Bitter cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
  We've made some big changes to  NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website. We're hoping the additions and new categories make it easier for you to find the resources that can aid your pitch for home fire sprinklers and requirements for this technology in new homes.    Some of the site changes include:    a responsve design, meaning that the… (Show more)
Susan McKelvey
  If you’re looking to weave fire safety into your holiday celebrations, consider “Sparky, Our Favorite Fire Dog”! Sung to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the song was created by Marty Ahrens, NFPA's senior manager of data and analytics. She sang the jingle earlier this week with her fellow NFPA “Fire Choir” members - a group of… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Fire officials say a Northwest Fresno woman woke up in the early morning hours recently to find her house on fire. She was unable to call 911 and had to run to a neighbor’s house to call. According to news reports, all four people in the home were able to escape. Firefighters say the homeowner was burning a candle which sparked the blaze. The… (Show more)
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meredith hawes
Shriners Hospitals for Children has teamed up with the fire department in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin this year to promote holiday fire safety, particularly with Christmas Tree safety.  3,000 water resistant ornaments were generously provided by the Shriners and the Fond du Lac Fire Department was more than happy to jump in to distribute them.  And… (Show more)
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