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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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avastis
Click to view contentAs approximately 95% of older adults live independently in their own homes, helping aging adults navigate daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and moving through their home without incident is essential to maintaining their independence. Falls send an average of one of every 17 people who was at least 65 to the emergency department per year… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentThe realities of COVID-19 are pushing households to find creative ways to celebrate Halloween this year. With trick-or-treating and Halloween parties being less of an option, it’s likely that more home decorating, pumpkin carving and use of jack-o-lanterns will occur this year, which may include increased use of candles and electrical lighting.… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
In late September, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two videos of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards in the… (Show more)
avastis
Click to view content  Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) is celebrated once a year in the beginning of October to raise awareness of fire safety, and all month long we’ll continue to see communities engaged in a variety of activities to help reduce the incidence of home cooking fires, addressing the number one cause of home fires & home fire injuries.    Fire and Life… (Show more)
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avastis
Click to view content  As the 98th annual Fire Prevention Week (FPW) comes to a close, I would like to take this time to thank the our fire departments, community agencies, public educators and all who work so hard to bring fire and life safety education to their communities.   Our world changed the second week of March due to COVID-19, and fire and life safety… (Show more)
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