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freddurso
The following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long way in listening to and taking care of our disabled population; however, we can and should be doing better. Whether it's construction… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Click to view contentIf you’re interested in learning more about how NFPA’s educational messaging is created, how to use the Educational Messages Desk Reference, and details on the newest additions to the document, then you’ll want to listen to an interview in which I was the guest on CRR radio. Ed Comeau, a former fire investigator whose firm, Writer-Tech.com… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
[Update: Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST - Since Monday's post, the Camp Fire has destroyed over 9,700 residential homes and 290 commercial structures. It currently stands at 141,000 acres burned with 40% containment. 63 fatalities are attributed to the fire. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 548 residences and is at 98,362 acres burned with 62% containment.… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Click to view contentSparky the Fire Dog® and his friend Simon, the smoke alarm tester, were the talk of a primary school in Tehran, Iran, recently as part of Fire Prevention Week. Fire officials, including Abbas Khadangi (far left) and public educator Neda Hajikhanian (right) presented the Look, Listen, Learn theme to the children in both English and Persian. Neda… (Show more)
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freddurso
Laurie Christensen and Rachel Moreno with the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office receive the 2018 Fire Sprinkler Leadership Award     The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition honored two advocates during the Texas Fire Marshal's Association Conference in October. Both received the 2018 Fire Sprinkler Leadership Award and are no strangers to fire… (Show more)
freddurso
Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association received the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition.   One lucky fire sprinkler advocate will receive $1,000.   NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Click to view contentToronto Fire Services Public Educator and 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Denise Hynes, works in the fifth largest fire department in North America. Learn how she has developed workshops, prop kits, and safety events using NFPA resources to reach community members from preschool to older adult and across diverse groups. She… (Show more)
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freddurso
During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA created a new portion of their trailer to showcase how a closed door impacts fire spread.    According to NFPA,… (Show more)
freddurso
Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that by 2030 all baby boomers will be older than 65. This age group is expected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.    … (Show more)
meredithhawes
Click to view content  Big, bold efforts were made in Michigan this week in effort to raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, with an end-goal to affect the fire fatality rate that seems to be on the rise in Michigan.  A state-wide proclamation was signed by Governor Rick Snyder proclaiming October as not just Fire Prevention Week, but Fire Prevention Month,… (Show more)
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