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Lisa Braxton
In an effort to recognize educators who take a lead role in making their communities safer, NFPA presents the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The application deadline is February 9, 2018. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
Susan McKelvey
  While most of us connect the holidays with Christmas trees, festive meals, flickering lights and other decorations, far fewer people associate these holiday hallmarks with potential fire hazards. However, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
High-rise buildings have garnered significant attention in the fire safety world over the years. Because of the nature of high-rise buildings, a great number of people have to travel great vertical distances on the stairs to evacuate in an emergency. Historically, it has been said that occupants should never use an elevator during a fire or… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
NFPA believes that children should not be trained how to operate portable fire extinguishers. Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire. Furthermore, children may not have the maturity to operate a portable fire extinguisher properly or decide whether or not a… (Show more)
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meredith hawes
For the past 13 years, Community Risk Reduction Specialist - Tiffany Bradbury has had fun using art to motivate local school-age kids in Roanoke, VA to think creatively about fire safety.  13 schools participated this year and winners ranged from 2nd grade, all the way up to 8th grade.  According to Bradbury, the 2017 winning submissions were… (Show more)
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Nikolas Friehs
When it comes to Thanksgiving, time spent with family and friends, and bellies full of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and a plethora of pies, most typically come to mind. What far fewer people know is that the November holiday lays claim to being the leading day of the year for U.S. home cooking fires. In 2015, Thanksgiving had almost four times… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
Moving to an assisted living facility was not the end of a chapter for retired Raleigh Fire Marshal BT Fowler. The transition provided him with a whole new audience for his older adult fire and life safety presentations. Years ago, before NFPA introduced Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, Fowler and Ernest… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Every day seven people die from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. These statistics, while important, are only a small piece of America's complex home fire problem.   NFPA has released a new, five-part podcast series that answers the question: What follows a home fire? Through the story of one family, we are giving… (Show more)
Cathy Longley
ABC News   ABC News reports that Kidde has recalled 38 million portable fire extinguishers due to faulty plastic nozzles and push buttons, prompting one of the biggest safety recalls ever by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to the CPSC alert today, there are about 37.8 million of the faulty fire extinguishers in… (Show more)
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