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Fire ChallengeThe National Fire Protection Association is joining the Phoenix Society warning of a new “fire challenge” trending on YouTube and social media.  We have experience with the effects of fire, understand the devastating impact of fire on lives, and hope our efforts to warn youth through our social media network will prevent future injuries and deaths from this dangerous activity. A burn injury resulting in life long scarring and possible death can occur in seconds.

2014 FPW quiz
The 2014 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives; Test Yours Every Month." As a fun way to learn all about smoke alarm safety, we have developed a short trivia quiz for our website. Take the quiz on our website and afterwards, continue to click through to see what the correct answers were to any you may have answered incorrectly. Also, be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter.

Take the Fire Prevention Week quiz now!

Many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should, but when there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms provide the time needed to get out safely. For further educational material and tip sheets on smoke alarms, visit the Fire Prevention Week website.

 

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Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department in Tennessee has a new fire safety house. According to The Tennessean, the educational trailer is set to bring fire safety lessons to local schools this fall. The custom-built trailer has warming interior doors to teach children to feel for heat when opening doors, and sprinkler head, fireplace, and stovetop cooking props.


In addition, it has features for people with disabilities, including a bed shaker, a smoke alarm for people with disabilities–and for the first time–a floor plan compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and integrated wheelchair ramp to give children using wheelchairs full access. The fire department made the purchase with the help of a FEMA grant.


 

NFPA provides educational materials for people with disabilities, information on smoke alarms and safety tips on the website


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