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A series of webinars is being held to highlight the many aspects of this year’s Fire
Prevention Week
campaign. Learn about NFPA resources for Fire Prevention Week
that you can use in your local community. This year’s campaign: “Don’t Wait–Check

the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final
year of NFPA’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic, but essential elements

of smoke alarm safety.

 

Join NFPA’s Regional Education Specialist Kelly Ransdell for the following webinars:

  • September 16th at 10 a.m. EST with the New Hampshire Office of the State Fire
    Marshal
  • September 20th at 2 p.m. CST with the Texas Department of Insurance–Office of
    the State Fire Marshal.
  • September 21st at 10 a.m. CST with the Mississippi Department of
    Insurance–State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Join NFPA’s Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes for the following webinar:

The webinars are free.

 

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Sparky was able to meet the newest member of the Fire Safety Dog family Molly. Molly is a living, breathing fire service dog who travels across the U.S. to help teach fire safety to children and adults in efforts to save lives, reduce injuries and fire loss. She is also an honorary Fire Marshal for Little Rock Fire Department!

 

Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we have been pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish between his birthday and October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!

If you’ve taken a stroll through New York City’s Times Square, you’ve undoubtedly seen the brightly adorned

billboards and advertisements. They’re hard to miss. If you venture into Times Square between now and

November, among the ads for Broadway shows and tony restaurants you’ll find smoke alarm messaging from

NFPA.

 

The ad includes a fire statistic illustrating the impact of not having smoke alarms in the home and provides a

link for more information. The ad is located at the 1500 Broadway Screen.

Mexico Training Group Photo.jpgThirty members of Protección Civil, Ciudad de México received training from NFPA on the Learn Not to Burn®
Preschool Program
. NFPA consultant Maria Figueroa (front row, center) provided the training in Mexico City recently.

 

The Preschool Program is designed to reach young children ages 3 to 5 and is available in English and Spanish. The fire and safety skills curriculum is available for different grade levels.

 

The members of Protección Civil, Ciudad de México will now work with school teachers to implement the program.

 

 

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Many of us have fond memories of going to camp when we were kids: swimming, making

crafts, performing skits, sitting around the campfire. Tie dyeing T-shirts was one of my favorite

activities. In Thomasville, North Carolina, it is the adults who will be attending camp and their

activities will have a fire safety theme. They’ll be attending Senior Adult Fire Safety Camp.

 

The Thomasville Fire Department is conducting the camp in partnership with the Piedmont
Crossing Retirement Community. The older adults are being dubbed, “Sparky’s® All Stars.”

 

From October 5-24 the All Stars will meet once a week. They will attend presentations that
will include the Remembering When™ fire and fall safety program for older adults, safety tip sheets,

the Prevent Fire in Your Home booklet,  the Fire Prevention Week Adult Brochure, Fire Prevention

Week magnets, and Fire Prevention Week News.

 

Take-home items will be placed in Sparky’s Team Up for Fire Safety Drawstring Sports Bag. The camp will conclude with a graduation ceremony featuring a Sparky’s 65th birthday themed  cake and ice cream.

 

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In honor of Campus Fire Safety Month in September, a group of Massachusetts fire officials that have colleges in their communities, along with state building officials, college safety officials and campus fire safety advocates, developed a statewide public awareness campaign called, “Best Roommates Evah!”, which focuses on the importance of having working smoke alarms and having two ways out of the house. (The lack of alarms and a means to get out of the house safely were factors in the tragic deaths of five students in Massachusetts off-campus housing fires in the past 10 years.)

 

While the campaign originated in Massachusetts, this fire safety message is an important one and can be translated to every college campus around the country.

 

To complement the campaign and to help promote fire safety in on- and off-campus housing nationwide, a new PSA was created and can be easily downloaded and shared. It features fire fighters from Boston Fire Department Engine 41 and Ladder 14 who responded to the 2013 fire that claimed the life of college senior Binland Lee, and highlights the “roomies” noted in the campaign.

 

Share the PSA this September (and year-round!) in honor of Campus Fire Safety Month and learn more about the campaign by visiting www.BestRoommatesEvah.org.

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