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Click to view contentMassachusetts high school students are imitating a dangerous viral video circulating on the social media app Tik Tok that has firefighters issuing an alert. According to news reports it’s called “the outlet challenge” and involves partially inserting the plug of a cellphone charger into an outlet, and then sliding a penny down the wall onto the… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentThe NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference is up for revision. Download our comment form and submit your suggestions by February 28. The document details the messages used in NFPA educational programs, curricula, and handouts and provides the fire service and fire and life safety educators with consistent language to use with the public.
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentNFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications: Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office. Use NFPA educational programs and materials in a consistent and creative way. Demonstrate excellence and innovation, reaching out to the community with NFPA materials.… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentThere’s nothing better than that cozy feeling that our heaters provide us with when the weather is cold and harsh. As we chase away the chill in our homes with our heating systems, let’s not forget the risks involved. Heating equipment is a leading cause of fires in U.S. homes. These homes include one- and two-family homes and apartments. Nearly… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
  If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Christmas trees are combustible items that become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out. The longer you keep one in your home, the more… (Show more)
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Glittering decorations, holiday meals and treats, enjoying the warmth of home on a wintry day – these are hallmarks of the holiday season. However, these traditions and festivities also present an increased risk of fire, making December a leading month for U.S. home fires. Christmas Day and Christmas Eve are two of the top three days for home… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Click to view contentThe NFPA Public Education Network is made up of fire and life safety education representatives for every state and province who disseminate NFPA information to fire safety educators throughout their state or province. Periodically, NFPA will be highlighting success stories from network members. In this post we feature Fire Safety Educator, Tammy… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentAn unfortunate incident that could have become a tragedy involving the “Scary Movie” actress Anna Faris underscores the importance of having working carbon monoxide alarms. She and her family had a close call on Thanksgiving Day. According to news reports, they were in a Lake Tahoe rental home when two family members became sick. What they thought… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentA national morning television show is highlighting the importance of fire safety during the holiday season. Days before Thanksgiving, the peak day of the year for home cooking fires, Good Morning America featured a live fire safety demonstration at the Delaware County Emergency Training Center conducted by Underwriters Laboratories. The furnished… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentMore than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than on a typical day of the year, according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires Report recently released by NFPA. The report shows that there were 1,600 reported fires on Thanksgiving in 2017, reflecting a 238 percent increase over the daily average. Unattended cooking… (Show more)
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