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lisabraxton
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/FPW18Checklist.ashx The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week™ video to add to your toolkit for presentations. A Fire Prevention Week safety checklist to help your community identify potential… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
On this third week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to check their insurance coverage. Testimonial videos, flood insurance graphics and guidelines are provided to help people learn more about how to protect their home or business. In addition, NFPA’s Get Ready community toolkit provides a fact… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
  Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week program. All departments were automatically entered into a sweepstakes to receive an “FPW in a Box 300” package. Domino’s, who annually sponsors the contest, has officially announced the three randomly selected winners:   Texarkana Fire… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
On this second week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to learn lifesaving skills. The week’s focus is on individuals protecting themselves and their homes from flooding, earthquakes, and fires. NFPAs Get Ready community toolkit provides materials fire departments and fire and life safety… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
  Great communication requires great tools: a message; a sender; a receiver; the ability to code and encode information; and a response. How do fire departments fit all that into a tweet, an infographic, a press release, or an ad? Meredith Hawes, a regional education specialist at NFPA, explains how in the “ABCs of Educational Messages,” a… (Show more)
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freddurso
Photo: Twitter The sound of smoke alarms did not wake a Lacey, Washington, resident who fell asleep while leaving food cooking on a stove. A fire soon erupted, immediately activating the home's fire sprinklers. The resident also wasn't stirred from slumber during the sprinkler activation or the sound of firefighters entering the home.    A… (Show more)
lisabraxton
During this first week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security is encouraging the public to make and practice an emergency plan. NFPAs Get Ready community toolkit provides materials fire departments and fire and life safety educators can use to reinforce with the public the importance of addressing this potentially… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety have long been advocates for fire safety on college campuses and September we’re teaming up again to promote Campus Fire Safety for Students, a campaign that raises awareness about the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus college housing.   According to The Center,… (Show more)
freddurso
Michelle Allyn and her two daughters were settling in for the night when Allyn heard a strange sound coming from outside their home. Allyn opened her front door and noticed her entire carport on fire. The family safely escaped the blaze, but the home was a total loss. When the fire department arrived, the home was already engulfed in flames. The… (Show more)
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