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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)
Lisa Braxton
On Sunday afternoon I was in a meeting at my church, rehearsing for a skit I’ll appear in at an upcoming Thanksgiving-themed service. Before we finished the second read-through, we were interrupted by the shrill sound of the building’s fire alarm. As my fellow “actors” and I entered the hallway leading to the nearest exit, I was pleased to see… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Join NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes (pictured at right) and fire and life safety experts for a discussion on the 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme and how it applies to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Meredith will be joined by Communications and Marketing Coordinator for Virginia Hands & Voices Valerie Abbott, and J.D.… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Even though Halloween isn’t until next week, Gary, the bulldog and Mia, the Jack Russell Terrier, couldn’t wait to try on their costumes. Gary, who has a mischievous side, will trick-or-treat for doggie biscuits as a shark. And the cuddly Mia will show her affinity for New England by sporting a lobster costume. Both Gary and Mia belong to Jennifer… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A Virginia podcast producer came up with an innovative way to share this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme with his listeners. Alan Raflo integrated part of NFPA’s Fire Safety Video for Kids (Little Rosalie) into his Virginia Water Radio podcast in an episode about Fire Prevention Week. The podcast episode also featured a series of safety related… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Hidden Valley Elementary School won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest. Third grade students throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, school system were asked to create bulletin boards focusing on the 2017 FPW theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ The first place win included an awards… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
The Kirksville Fire Department in Kirksville, Missouri, along with the Northeast Missouri Health Council wanted to make sure the community didn’t miss this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ So they had the campaign logo uploaded to a digital billboard. They rented the billboard near Tina’s Hairport and other… (Show more)
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