Skip navigation
All Places > Safety Source > Blog > 2014 > May > 02

The power of smoke alarms strikes again: A couple safely escaped a destructive home fire when they heard their smoke alarm sound, encountering smoke and fire as they proceeded downstairs.

The fire began just before midnight on April 30, causing an estimated $600,000 in damage. Located in Clearview, Ontario, the house was fully engulfed in flames when the local fire department arrived.

Upon checking the air quality of nearby homes after the fire, the fire department discovered that some didn’t have smoke alarms. Instead of issuing fines, fire crews installed new ones.

Visit CTV Barrie News to watch the full story. To learn more about proper installation and maintenance of smoke alarms, check out NFPA's smoke alarm safety tips

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d-800wi|alt=Safeandenergized|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Safeandenergized|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a73db8c944970d img-responsive!May is National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign headed by the Electrical Safety Foundation International to educate people about reducing the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. NFPA statistics shows that U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 47,820 home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction in 2007-2011, which resulted in 455 deaths and 1,518 injuries.


!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/PauleyPresident.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/PauleyPresident.jpg|alt=Pauley|align=left|title=2013|hspace=15! NFPA names new president _______________ Jim Pauley, senior vice president of External Affairs and Government Relations for Schneider Electric, will succeed Jim Shannon on July 1.

!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/APR14eblurb.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/APR14eblurb.jpg|alt=e-blurb|align=left|title=e-blurb|hspace=15! Read the latest issue of E-blurb _______________ This issue includes: Want to win a $50 gift card?; Eating worms in China; NFPA staff on local news

!http://inside.nfpa.org/Image%20Library/NationalAnthem.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Image%20Library/NationalAnthem.jpg|alt=storming|align=left|title=storming|hspace=15! Cast your vote! _______________ Choose your favorite rendition of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" to help select this year's National Anthem singer(s) at the Conference & Expo

!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/OutdoorElectrical.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/OutdoorElectrical.jpg|alt=outdoor electrical|align=left|title=outdoor electrical|hspace=15! Outdoor electrical safety _______________ Outdoor lighting, electric tools, and power lines to our home, all need to be handled with care.

!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/Snow.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/Snow.jpg|alt=snow|align=left|title=snow|hspace=15! We're done with the snow, right? _______________ The storm on March 8 certainly threw everyone for a loop. Here, the warehouse guys in Avon help push a delivery van that got stuck in the Avon parking lot.

!http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/grilling.jpg|src=http://inside.nfpa.org/Slideshow/grilling.jpg|alt=Safety safety|align=left|title=Grilling safety|hspace=15! It's grilling season! _______________ What's better than food on the grill? Enjoy the summer, but be safe. Check out NFPA's grilling fact sheet.

 

In addition to NFPA’s general electrical safety information, safety tip sheet, and videos, the online electrical toolkit provides support materials to help fire departments conduct successful electrical safety campaigns in their communities. Departments can gather more tools for fire safety presentations from Safety Source, the Public Education newsletter and the 10-minute mini lesson template.


!http://i.zemanta.com/267127579_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/267127579_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Read the April 2014 edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

!http://i.zemanta.com/249897479_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/249897479_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Plug into electrical safety this winter season

!http://i.zemanta.com/135813639_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/135813639_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!NFPA urges communities to get involved with the Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign

!http://i.zemanta.com/267350894_80_80.jpg|src=http://i.zemanta.com/267350894_80_80.jpg|alt=|style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; width: 80px; display: block; max-width: 100%;!Homeowners tell of the dangers of 9-volt battery

Filter Blog

By date: By tag: