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princeGeorge.pngThe temperatures reached over 120 degrees inside the hot car as emergency crews arrived on the scene of the mock hot car incident at the Safe Kids Worldwide press event to mark National Heatstroke Prevention Day.  Firefighters were there to reenact their efforts to save children if they have been left unattended in hot cars.  Public Information Officer Mark E. Brady spoke to the crowd about how fire departments work in the community to help when an emergency arises and beyond.  The newest music video from NFPA is Firefighters Are On Their Way and focuses on the many ways fire departments work to help families every day.  In addition, our updates to the free downloadable Learn not to Burn Preschool curriculum contains a lesson plan for Firefighter are Community Helpers.  As I watched the fire department spring into action on this HOT summer day- I was thankful for all the fire departments that help in emergencies as well as the educational efforts they do all year. High five Prince George's County Fire/ EMS Department!

 

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This year NFPA is selecting teams from up to 25 communities to participate. The Conference, which includes a training workshop, will be held November 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. Participants will receive training to reach older adults with fire and fall prevention education through group presentations and home visits.


The teams will include a fire department life safety educator and a home health visiting professional or volunteer from an agency serving older adults, such as visiting nurses, church outreach groups, civic organizations, and meal delivery programs.  New for 2015, teams may opt to add a third member who fits one of the categories and strengthens the team.


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A homeowner and several pets were able to escape a fire that ripped through a home in Tulsa, !http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d14641f6970c-800wi|border=0|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d14641f6970c-800wi|alt=Fpw15infographic3|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Fpw15infographic3|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d14641f6970c img-responsive!Oklahoma, last week. According to Tulsa World, the blaze occurred in the morning.


Fire officials say the fire began in the living room of the single-story home before spreading.


Smoke alarms alerted the homeowner, and he and several dogs and cats were able to escape without injury.


Fire investigators at the scene said an overturned kerosene lamp ignited the fire.


 

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm,” reminds us that half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep and that it is essential to have working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.


 

In addition to FPW materials, NFPA’s Smoke Alarm Central , as well as the community toolkit on smoke alarm safety provide resources the fire service can use when conducting safety presentations to the public.


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