• Texas kicks off year with fire prevention emphasis

    As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas! In December, Operation Save a Life worked with Dallas Fire and Rescue to reach at-risk homes with smoke alarm installations. At the after-school event held in the...
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  • E-cigarette explosions and burn injuries are much more common than previously thought

    Electronic cigarettes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, have ignited or exploded, resulting in severe injuries, including third degree burns, lacerations and loss of body parts. According to a study by George Mason U...
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  • Apply now for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

    Only weeks remain to submit an applicationfor the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 15th, 2019. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States a...
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  • Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but it’s time to take down the Christmas tree!

    As I was driving home last night, I was a little surprised to see how many homes still have Christmas trees inside. I get it – it’s tough to say goodbye to the season and pack away the decorations. But the...
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  • Preparing for the Holidays

    At a recent NFPA update for new fire and life safety educators, I gave the challenge to conduct a home fire drill with your family at night. With the busyness of the holidays and a to do list a mile long, we talked ab...
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  • NFPA's story of a home fire once again gets national recognition

    NFPA has been developing new ways of letting the public know that home fires should be a serious concern. Simply telling people that home fires are responsible for the majority of fire deaths isn't enough to...
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  • Mid-Atlantic Safety Summit draws large audience!

    Over 200 public education and community risk reduction specialists from 14 states gathered in Edison, New Jersey this week to hear from a variety of subject matter experts from across nine states at the Mid-Atlan...
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  • New NFPA report points to main cause of home fires and injuries

    Before we promote a key solution to America's home fire problem (e.g., fire sprinklers), we must first convince decision makers why they're needed in the first place. Fire data can help cement the importance of requir...
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  • Put a freeze on winter holiday fires with NFPA’s updated infographics

    NFPA has teamed up once again with the U.S. Fire Administration for the “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign to help remind everyone that the winter months are the leading time of year for home fires. T...
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  • Advocate urges action following home fire death of disabled person

    The following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long...
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  • NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference featured on popular fire safety podcast

    If you’re interested in learning more about how NFPA’s educational messaging is created, how to use the Educational Messages Desk Reference, and details on the newest additions to the document, then you...
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  • Keeping current on California’s wildfires

    [Update: Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST - Since Monday's post, the Camp Fire has destroyed over 9,700 residential homes and 290 commercial structures. It currently stands at 141,000 acres burned with 40% containment. 63 fatal...
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  • Look. Listen. Learn! Fire Prevention Week in Iran

    Sparky the Fire Dog® and his friend Simon, the smoke alarm tester, were the talk of a primary school in Tehran, Iran, recently as part of Fire Prevention Week. Fire officials, including Abbas Khadangi (far l...
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  • Fire sprinkler coalition honors leaders in fire safety

    Laurie Christensen and Rachel Moreno with the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office receive the 2018 Fire Sprinkler Leadership Award     The Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition honored two advocates duri...
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  • Know a stellar fire sprinkler advocate? Nominate them for the NFPA/HFSC Bringing Safety Home Award

    Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen's Association received the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Ho...
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  • Register now for webinar on practical public education tips featuring the 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

    Toronto Fire Services Public Educator and 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Denise Hynes, works in the fifth largest fire department in North America. Learn how she has developed workshops, prop kits...
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  • New take on a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration features importance of closing doors

    During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire spri...
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  • Older adults, a high fire-risk group, saved by fire sprinklers in recent blaze

    Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate tha...
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  • Fire Prevention Week in Michigan!

      Big, bold efforts were made in Michigan this week in effort to raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, with an end-goal to affect the fire fatality rate that seems to be on the rise in Michigan.  A stat...
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  • State Farm equips Fire Departments with Fire Prevention Week Kits

    Fire Departments in six states received Fire Prevention Week kits from State Farm Community outreach grants this October.  Thanks to the generosity of State Farm, agents delivered kits to fire departments to expa...
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