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Lisa Braxton
I haven’t picked up a crayon since I was in elementary school, but when a downloadable coloring sheet was added to this year’s Fire Prevention Week materials, I couldn’t resist the urge to round up some co-workers, hand out a set of assorted colored pencils and relive my youthful days of creating artwork worthy of being tacked onto the… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Do you have a passion for fire and life safety education? Are you an outstanding educator and trainer? Do you enjoy helping fire departments expand their fire and life safety education outreach efforts? Do you currently live and work in Canada? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then NFPA is looking for you! NFPA is seeking to contract with… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
The application period opens June 12th for the 2017 Remembering When™ Scholarship Conference. Scheduled for November 1-3, the conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. NFPA will select teams from up to 25 communities. Participants will receive free training on group presentations and home visits to help older adults live… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI are working together to help raise awareness of electrical hazards. During this last week of the campaign, we’re raising awareness of the importance of GFCIs and AFCIs. While these acronyms may look like alphabet soup, they’re actually important devices that can help keep you and your loved ones… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Thousands of school children from across the greater Toronto area and Ontario will attend the special home game of the Toronto Blue Jays May 31, marked as Fire Safety Day, part of the “Swing into Summer Safety” campaign. The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council and its sponsors, along with participating fire departments and the support of the… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Attention film lovers: tired of Hollywood misrepresenting fire sprinklers? Do you get irate when a character willingly sets off a fire alarm, only to activate every fire sprinkler in the process? (I'm looking at you, Tim Meadows.)    Our friends at the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) are taking action to set the record straight on… (Show more)
Lisa Marie Sinatra
  During this last week of our national Electrical Safety Month campaign, NFPA and ESFI are reminding people about the importance of outdoor electrical safety. We raise this issue because we know many homeowners love the look and feel that outdoor lighting brings to the exterior of our houses and landscaping, but we must also know that electrical… (Show more)
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Blair Prince
May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI are working together to help raise awareness of electrical hazards.   This week we are talking about electrical receptacles, also known as outlets, and why we should be diligent about ensuring they are tamper resistant. Outlets are all over our homes and offices, schools and preschools, doctor's… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
In recent years, the annual number of home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines reported to U.S. fire departments has fluctuated from year to year, after falling in the early 1980s and then leveling off in the 1990s. This is according to a new report: Home Fires Involving Clothes Dryers and Washing Machines. In 2010-2014, U.S.… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A Nebraska grandmother, who lost family to fire, has launched a campaign stressing the importance of dual sensor smoke alarms. According to WOWT News, Jo Lynne Lehan’s son’s family had working smoke alarms the morning of a fire in their home, but not dual sensor. In October 2016, Michael and Michelle Speer, along with their four girls were killed… (Show more)
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