• Save the Date: Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is going virtual this September!

      Save the Date: Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is going virtual! NFPA is excited to offer this wonderful professional development opportunity for FREE on September 29, 2020.   This event is a must ...
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  • NFPA Announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as Theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020 as Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires

      NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires...
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  • NFPA Names Maria Bostian 2020 Educator of the Year!

    Maria Bostian – Kannapolis, North Carolina 2020 NFPA Educator of the Year   NFPA congratulates Maria Bostian of the Kannapolis Fire Department who has been selected as the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Educat...
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  • New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that two children perished in a home fire in Georgia, or that a fire in a highrise apartment building, which killed a number of peop...
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  • In the Interest of Safety, NFPA Cancels June 2020 NFPA Conference & Expo® in Orlando

    At this time, the world continues to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we no longer believe it is possible to host and conduct the NFPA Conference and Expo in June. NFPA is a safety organization and we would n...
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  • Staying at home leads to fires at home

    It’s a statistic that perhaps hadn’t been factored into pandemic planning: an increase in fires caused by people who are at staying home – cooking, and smoking, while isolating.   In T...
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  • Hand sanitizer, Gas, and Masks . . . Oh My! Preventing injury while trying to keep ourselves safe during COVID-19

      We have heard the phrase “unprecedented times” more in the last few weeks than ever before. Uncertainty and unpredictable events bring about unfamiliar situations with unusual responses. Everyone w...
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  • Give young teens the tools to be safe at home during COVID-19

    Not everyone has the luxury of working from home in these weeks of restrictions. And that means kids old enough to stay alone or to mind younger siblings may be tasked to make lunches, prep dinners, and be responsible...
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  • D.I.Y. - The Dangers of Mixing Household Chemicals

      During the spread of COVID-19, people are doing what they can to disinfect and keep their homes clean. Limited availability of particular products may lead people to concoct their own cleaning solutions, and u...
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  • Safety in your Home away from Home: Home is wherever you park….

      With the pandemic, road trips have come to screeching halt. In these trying times, people are getting creative with how to use their vacation home with wheels. Healthcare workers are looking for alternative pl...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FEMA Releases 2019 National Household Survey Results

    FEMA has released the results of the 2019 National Household Survey (NHS) and survey data are available on OpenFEMA.   The National Household Survey tracks progress in personal disaster preparedness through inve...
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  • Apply now for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

    NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications: Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office. Use NFPA educational programs and mate...
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  • Actress Anna Faris’s carbon monoxide scare sends important message

    An unfortunate incident that could have become a tragedy involving the “Scary Movie” actress Anna Faris underscores the importance of having working carbon monoxide alarms. She and her family had a close c...
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