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lisabraxton
The July issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week home fire escape grid Safety tips on electrical hazards around swimming pools, hot tubs and spas Sparky the Fire Dog® e-card on staying cool all summer long Hurricane season safety tips A new fire safety… (Show more)
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laurenbackstrom
Vision 20/20 just launched their  Fire Safety Materials Generator, created with funding from AFG. The Materials Generator allows fire departments to design their own public education materials based on the latest social marketing research, and customize them to reflect the demographics and fire risks of their community. This online tool makes it… (Show more)
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lking
It brightens the day to hear great stories about fire prevention and public education. Here’s one, from Jeff Corriveau, division chief of public education in Springwater, Ontario.   “Just wanted to let you know about a very successful fire-prevention undertaking here in Springwater, and it couldn’t have happened without the NFPA and Sparky.   “We… (Show more)
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freddurso
Photo: Twitter    Proving fire can happen anytime and impact anyone, a Maryland couple and their family fled their home during a fire  the morning of the couple's wedding.    According to news reports, the fire began around 2:30 a.m. at the bride-to-be's family home in Maryland. Seventeen family members and wedding party guests were home when… (Show more)
freddurso
Feike van Dijk (left) and Noelle holding twins Ephraim ("Remmy") and Sabine ("Beanie"). (From right of Noelle) Zephan, Noah, and Able. Zephan and Noah lost their lives in a 2014 home fire.   We are a society that craves a good story. Whether you're getting them via a Netflix series or books, stories permeate our daily life. We binge watch… (Show more)
meredithhawes
  A new theme, and new products, combined with input and inspiration from our stakeholders across the country, have turned this year's Fire Prevention Week catalog into a "road-map for success" when planning for the October campaign, or advocating fire safety all-year-round!  And our newest FPW Advocate - Simon helps to spread the word.  "Look. … (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
With the Fourth of July approaching and the summer months upon us, indulging in barbecues, holiday parties and swimming often top the list of activities to enjoy during the summer season. To help everyone do so safely, NFPA is reminding people about potential summer fire and electrical hazards, and providing tips and recommendations to minimize… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Authorities say that fireworks led to a three-alarm fire that destroyed a home in Lynn, Massachusetts, this week. According to NBC10, the fire started as a result of people setting off fireworks and one ricocheting to the second-floor porch, which ignited nearby combustibles and spread to the third floor. “I was actually sitting on my porch, and… (Show more)
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kellyransdell
91 fire fatalities to date?  Yes officials in NC are distressed with the fact that more reported fire deaths have occurred through June of this year than for the whole year of 2017.  90 fire departments participated in the first statewide canvass event held last Saturday to bring awareness to the importance of working smoke alarms.  With over 3100… (Show more)
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freddurso
TV home improvement shows usually marvel at homes with open-concept designs. After all, today's homeowners crave spaciousness. Rarely (if ever) discussed on these shows are the fire concerns of the open floor plan, and safety advocates say it's a topic that should be addressed.    An NBC news station in Arizona aired a segment on these concerns.… (Show more)
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