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State fire marshal Steven Coan spoke about the importance of the Senior Safe Program in helping older adults live safely in their homes.


 

Hundreds of fire and life safety educators, primarily from the Northeast, have convened in Westford, Massachusetts, for the 20th Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference. 


 

Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, the conference, “[Destination SAFE: Fire and Life Safety for All Ages | http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/osfm/pubed/conference/conferenceprogram2014.pdf],” features dozens of workshops, among them, “Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults or Looking in the Rear View Mirror,” presented by NFPA Public Education Senior Project Manager Karen Berard-Reed and Public Education Advisor Antiliano Estrella. The workshop provided an introduction to Remembering When .


The conference continues through tomorrow.


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DominosNFPA and Sparky the Fire Dog are teaming up with Domino’s Pizza for the 7th consecutive year, this Fire Prevention Week.

During Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, participating markets in the U.S. will be reinforcing this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”, on top of pizza boxes. 

Working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. However, two-thirds of U.S. home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. The fliers on pizza boxes will include statistics on smoke alarms, installation tips and encourage customers to test their smoke alarms every month.  

In addition, customers who order from participating Domino’s stores throughout the U.S. in October may be surprised when their delivery arrives aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza order is free. If a smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install a fully-functioning fire safety device in the home. 

Tomorrow, a kick off event in Detroit will launch the program, featuring saefty education for kids at a local fire deparment, the first pizza delivery of the season aboard a fire truck, and of course, a pizza party. Stay tuned for photos!

 

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NFPA’s Smoking and Home Fire Safety tip sheet reminds us not to discard cigarettes in vegetation, such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grass, leaves, or other things that could easily ignite.


 

Safe disposal of cigarettes and other smoking materials is important. Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths. Before butts and ashes are thrown away, they should be doused in water or sand. More smoking safety information is available on the NFPA website.


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