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Lisa Braxton
Spring is when many people decide to open up their seasonal houses, cabins, and cottages. An important part of the preparation is gearing up for fire safety. Just like permanent housing, vacation homes are vulnerable to unsafe conditions. By the time vacationers arrive at their seasonal homes, the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms may… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
May is National Pet Month, a time when the benefits of pets are celebrated. The observance focuses on promoting responsible pet ownership and fundraising for the care of domesticated animals that do not have a home. National Pet Month can also serve as a time to remind people to practice pet fire safety. Pets and wild animals have a part in… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Teams looking to expand their Remembering When™ programs can apply for free training beginning today. NFPA will select teams from 12 communities to attend the 2017 Remembering When™ Next Steps workshop at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts, August 8-9. Applicants should have an active Remembering When team and interest in developing a more… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
NFPA, Campus Firewatch, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) have long been advocates for fire safety on college campuses and this year we’re teaming up again to promote "See It Before You Sign It", a campaign aimed at parents and college students to raise awareness about off-campus housing… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In case you missed it, NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative hosted a live webcast featuring three members of its Faces of Fire Campaign. Launched in 2010, the campaign humanizes the horrors, loss, and resiliency of people impacted by home fires and underscores how home fire sprinklers play a part in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Please watch… (Show more)
Lisa Braxton
April 22nd is Earth Day. People in more than 190 countries will be gathering for teach-ins on environmental and climate literacy, and in Washington, D.C. there will be The March for Science, a series of rallies and marches to celebrate science and the role it plays in our everyday lives. The Earth Smarts activity sheet on Sparky.org is a tool that… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Fire departments across Canada are meeting in Toronto this week for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Education Summit. Participants are getting an overview of NFPA public education resources and discussing the fire and life safety challenges faced by departments. Participants will discuss how NFPA, provincial fire marshals, and Canadian distributors… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A Norwalk, Connecticut, man died recently in a house fire fueled by hoarded belongings. This is the second fire in Norwalk in as many months in which towers of trash in the home hampered firefighters’ ability to rescue the homeowner and put out the fire. Firefighters from five neighboring communities arrived to help Norwalk in response to the… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
April marks Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, a time designated to increase the understanding and appreciation of both subjects. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world. Math clubs and student groups organize competitions, workshops, math art exhibits, and even math poetry readings.… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A multiple-alarm fire broke out in a home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, killing a toddler. According to NBC News, officials traced the blaze to a hoverboard that caught fire while plugged into an electrical socket on the first floor of the three-story house. “They heard some sizzling and crackling in the hoverboard and shortly… (Show more)
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