• #101Wednesdays: The Home Fire Death Conundrum - Part 1 of a Series

    How did I get here? When you read an average of a half-dozen home fire death stories every day for a month, it changes you. That’s not hyperbole; I did and it changed me. At the conclusion of 2019, I wrote ...
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  • Two new infographics give tips for landlords and renters of the vacation home away from home

    Millions of people across the world are renting or hosting peer-to-peer hospitality services, such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner. According to property management experts, on any given night, two million peo...
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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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  • 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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  • Help us revise our fire and burn safety messaging

    The NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference is up for revision. Download our comment form and submit your suggestions by February 28. The document details the messages used in NFPA educational programs, curricula, an...
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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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  • Heat safely while keeping warm during the winter months

    There’s nothing better than that cozy feeling that our heaters provide us with when the weather is cold and harsh. As we chase away the chill in our homes with our heating systems, let’s not forget the ris...
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  • Play it safe and send your Christmas tree packing: Nearly one-third of Christmas tree fires occur in January

      If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Chris...
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  • The Holiday Season Presents Increased Fire Risks Due to Multiple Factors

    Glittering decorations, holiday meals and treats, enjoying the warmth of home on a wintry day – these are hallmarks of the holiday season. However, these traditions and festivities also present an increased risk...
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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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  • Spotlight on the Network Representative: Tammy Peavy

    The NFPA Public Education Network is made up of fire and life safety education representatives for every state and province who disseminate NFPA information to fire safety educators throughout their state or province....
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  • Live fire demonstration vividly illustrates the importance of home fire safety

    A national morning television show is highlighting the importance of fire safety during the holiday season. Days before Thanksgiving, the peak day of the year for home cooking fires, Good Morning America featured a li...
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  • Keep everyone safe from fire hazards this Thanksgiving

    More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than on a typical day of the year, according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires Report recently released by NFPA. The report shows tha...
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  • Delaware State Fire School spreads the message of life safety across the state during fire prevention season

    The staff, instructors and aides of the Delaware State Fire School (DSFS) had a busy schedule during Fire Prevention Week season. Beginning in early September through early November it is estimated that DSFS ...
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  • Don’t get tripped up on Halloween

    This past week, one of my best girlfriends and I flew to Florida and spent an evening at Universal Studios Orlando Resort at Halloween Horror Nights. The Halloween-themed extravaganza included haunted houses, scare zo...
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  • Safety is at the center of NFPA’s Halloween-related materials

    Every year Halloween brings out excited children dressed in costumes running door to door to trick-or-treat as well as adults who dress up and head out to parties or make their own rounds through the neighborhood to a...
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  • NFPA and Domino's team up with Flint Fire Department to kick off joint Fire Prevention Week program

      NFPA teamed up with Domino’s yesterday to kick off our joint Fire Prevention Week program in coordination with the Flint Fire Department. Sixty-five first graders from a local elementary school in Flint,...
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  • Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is here!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This video was designed with messages for adult audiences, not children.   Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is officially here, and we’re encouraging all fire departments and safety...
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  • October is National Church Safety and Security Month

    Places of worship are known for their open-door policy, welcoming all. They are also known for their rituals that often involve candles, and celebrations and socials that include food preparation. National Church Safe...
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  • Spotlight on the Network Representative: Stephanie Stafford

      The NFPA Public Education Network is made up of fire and life safety education representatives for every state and province who disseminate NFPA information to fire safety educators throughout their state or pr...
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