• 5 Key Electrical Safety Tips to Help Reduce Fire Risk While Working from Home

    During the last few weeks, amid the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of working professionals and students alike have left their offices and classrooms to continue their work from home. This means more family members a...
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  • Maryland State Fire Marshal Reports Increase in Home Cooking Fires as Residents Follow “Stay at Home” Policies

      As the public has largely remained at home in response to COVID-19, NFPA has anticipated that higher-than-normal use of home cooking, heating, and electrical equipment would likely result in an increase o...
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  • First it was Toilet Paper…now Baby Chicks? Emerging Trends with a Fire Safety Twist

      With Covid-19 dominating the headlines, there have been some surprising trends below the surface. One of those is the buy out of chicks across the United States. According to a recent New York Times article, f...
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  • Your Data Toolbox in the Age of COVID-19: Feeding Your Community Risk Assessment

    While we owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees in this war against COVID-19, we should also offer a tip of the hat to the data scientists workin...
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  • New NFPA Newsletter Delivers Personalized Content to Readers

    In my recent NFPA Journal columns and in the many engaging conversations I have had with people around the world, I have talked about how NFPA continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse glo...
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  • With more families at home during the coronavirus, working smoke alarms are essential

    With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, it is still a daily occurrence for fires to happen and with more people at home, fire safety can’t wait. Recently, our team has received many questions about how to handle...
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  • Virtual Outreach: Three Ways to Protect and Serve in Times of Social Distancing

    (A recent example of a fire department using Twitter to engage community members and share safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic.)   Calling all community relations coordinators, life safety educators, ...
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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and ele...
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  • Flexing to Meet the Needs of Our Audience

          “Necessity is the mother of invention. A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem,” is a quote often attributed to Plato’s Republic. W...
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  • As the Public Continues to Stay Put in Response to COVID-19, the Potential for Home Cooking Fires Increases

      The public at large has been urged to stay at home, restaurants and bars are closed, and grocery stores are working diligently to keep shelves stocked. All this points to a lot more cooking in homes than usual...
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  • COVID-19 Provides Opportunity for Elevating Your Community Risk Reduction Efforts

      In these uncertain times… I cannot count the number of times I have heard or read this phrase over the past week. Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, our world is in crisis. We face unbelievable challenges i...
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  • With COVID-19 Gripping the Globe, NFPA Offers Resources for Emergency Planning, First Responder Precautions, and Fire, Life, and Electrical Safety

      As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and go...
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  • Sparky is older than you think, and there’s a lesson in that

    This Wednesday, March 18th marks Sparky the Fire Dog’s 69th birthday.  Sparky plays an important role as both a mascot and cue to action within NFPA’s mission to eliminate loss of life & property ...
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  • The Risk of Carbon Monoxide Remains throughout the Home Heating Season

      March is here, the days are getting longer, and spring is in our sights. Still, as many of us continue to heat our homes in the final weeks of winter and even into early spring, it’s important to remembe...
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  • Do You Know the Difference Between Life Safety Drills and Exercises?

    Recently, two teachers’ unions joined forces with Everytown USA, a gun violence prevention advocacy group. They released a position statement against active shooter exercises, featuring realistic simulations, in...
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  • Change is coming to Safety Source newsletter

    Beginning next month the Safety Source newsletter will a different look and feel. NFPA is merging all of its newsletters into one monthly email—NFPA Network. You’ll receive information based on your areas ...
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  • Farewell to three leaders in fire safety education

    The NFPA Public Education Division would like to express best wishes for a happy retirement to three leaders in the fire and life safety community who have significantly impacted lives and contributed their time and p...
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  • Why Barry Brickey wants you to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

    Have you ever gotten a phone call with news so exciting that you had to sit down after listening to what the caller had to say? That’s what happened last year when Kingsport (TN) Fire Department Public Education...
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  • Officials warn parents of viral Tik Tok “outlet challenge”

    Massachusetts high school students are imitating a dangerous viral video circulating on the social media app Tik Tok that has firefighters issuing an alert. According to news reports it’s called “the outle...
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  • Mobilize for Burn Awareness Week

    Burn Awareness Week is being observed this first full week of February. It’s designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing burn prevention information in their c...
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