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Sparky headed down to NFPA’s local gym for a workout (Sparky likes to be healthy AND fire safe!)As an item on his bucket list, Sparky wanted to be able to hold a plank for 1 entire minute, and so he has been building up to it by toughening up his core. Boy was this a tough one to check off the list, but Sparky was able to complete his 1 minute plank for #58!

 

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!

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Fire Prevention Week has been officially declared in Canada. The proclamation–in English and French–was issued today and has been published in today’s edition of the Canada Gazette, the official newspaper of the government of Canada.

 

The proclamation has been issued by command of Deputy Registrar General of Canada John Knubley and Deputy Attorney General of Canada William Pentney. The proclamation highlights the campaign theme, “Don’t Wait–Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years," designates Sunday, October 9th through
Saturday, October 15th as Fire Prevention Week, and designates Saturday, October 15th as Fire Service Recognition Day.

 

The Canada Gazette has been published regularly by the Queen’s Printer since 1841 and includes new statutes and regulations, proposed regulations, and government notices.

 

Communities looking to promote Fire Prevention Week by drafting a proclamation can use the sample proclamation provided on the NFPA website.

 

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A Detroit mom and daughter receive the first smoke alarm check and pizza delivery

from Domino's in celebration of this year's Fire Prevention Week program

 

NFPA teamed up with Domino's yesterday to officially kick off our joint, 9th annual Fire Prevention Week program promoting the importance of working smoke alarms. Seventy-five second graders from Detroit's Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School were invited to the Detroit Fire Department's Engine 27, where they actively participated in fire safety lessons supporting this year's theme, "Don't Wait - Check the Date: Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years". The kids were also treated to a visit from Sparky the Fire Dog and a pizza party. The event culminated in a send-off of Detroit firefighters and Domino's, who made the inaugural smoke alarm check and pizza delivery to a local family, reflecting Domino's nationwide effort to support Fire Prevention Week.

 

Here's how Domino's Fire Prevention Week program works: Customers who place an order from participating Domino's stores during Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, are randomly selected to receive their delivery from the local fire department, who will conduct a smoke alarm check in the customer's home. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the delivery is free. If they're not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install fully-functioning alarms.

 

A huge thanks to the Detroit Fire Department for all their support and enthusiasm in helping kicking off the Domino's program once again. And thank you to all the local Domino's and fire departments that team up each year to make this campaign an annual success. It's a fun, engaging way to educate residents about smoke alarm safety, and we truly appreciate your participation!

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According to fire officials, the weekend dormitory fire that displaced more than 70 at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, was caused by students using a hibachi grill on the roof of the building. The

overnight fire took hours to put out, given the roof design and materials used in the construction. The Hanover Union Leader states that the blaze started at about midnight Saturday, and was not brought under control for hours.

 

State Fire Marshal Office investigators said the hibachi had been left unattended on a flat section of roof outside Campus Fire Tip Sheet.JPGa dorm window.  No one was hurt, but the fire left Morton Hall uninhabitable. In a statement, college official said the structure of the building was damaged, and it also suffered smoke and water damage. It will likely remain closed for the remainder of the term. All of the students have found housing. The displaced students are staying with friends in other residence halls, or Student Affairs personnel have helped them locate space in residence halls, the college said. NFPA’s College Campus Fire Safety tip sheet advises students about grilling restrictions, cooking safety, candle care, and the use of smoke alarms.

 

 

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