• 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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  • Can hand sanitizer spontaneously ignite in a hot car?

    As we head into the summer months and our thermometer readings tick higher and higher, we all know the discomfort involved with getting into a sweltering vehicle that's been sitting in th...
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  • Lifesaving Electrical Protection Devices Help Reduce Risk of Electrocution, Electric Shock, and Fire in Homes

    May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI have been working together these last few weeks to help raise awareness of home electrical hazards. During this last week of the campaign, we’re talking about the...
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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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  • Always Say Never – Practice fire safety with extension cords

                   A recent Louisiana fire claimed the lives of two people. The fire likely started from an overloaded extension cord where an air conditi...
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  • NFPA Provides Tips for Grilling Safely this Memorial Day and Beyond, Particularly as the Public Continues to Stay at Home in Response to COVID-19

      While there will likely be fewer gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day in response to COVID-19, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. Plus, ...
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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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  • Cat alerts owner to burning slow cooker while supposed guard dog dozes

    As if there were any doubt that cats rule, a rescue named Joey woke his sleeping owners and alerted them to a malfunctioning slow cooker – while the family dog slept.   According to CBC News, the family in ...
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  • Home schooling provides a whole new appreciation for teachers!

                              Schoolhouses might be closed but “school” is not.   As parents and...
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  • Brrrr! It's spring: time to heat up the outdoors . . . safely

    It’s not unusual for the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be in the news. Margaret Sinclair Trudeau is a celebrity in her own right – author, speaker, and mental-health advocate.   ...
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  • May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.

      Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departme...
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  • NFPA and ESFI Stress Importance of Electrical Safety during National Electrical Safety Month

      National Electrical Safety Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) that raises awareness of potential home electrical hazards, the importance of electrica...
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  • On International Firefighters' Day, say thanks by taking responsibility for your own safety

    May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day. This special event memorializes a fatal event in which 5 volunteers from the Geelong West Fire Brigade in Australia lost their lives while bravely fighting an intense wi...
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  • Lightning, Lottery, or Fire . . . What are the odds?

    Salado Creek apartment fire image (KSAT)   According to a recent survey by the American Red Cross, many people overestimate their ability to react to a home fire, and miss critical steps to keep their loved ...
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  • How you doin? Covid-19 cases have increased and Apartment Fires have too!

    For decades TV shows like The Jeffersons, Friends, and Will & Grace have shown the fun side of apartment living. In addition to fun neighbors and friends, there are certain things to remember when lots of people l...
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  • Young Girl Hides in Toy Chest during Recent Home Fire, Underscoring Critical Importance of Proper Education around Home Escape Planning and Practice

    Image Source: Snohomish County Fire District 7, Facebook   According to a Firefighter Nation article and other local news reports, a young girl in Monroe, Washington recently hid in a toy chest in response to a ...
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  • Why Won’t They Just Do What We Tell Them To Do?!

    Sparky practicing according to CDC guidance for proper social distancing behavior in Farmington Hills, Michigan   At the start of the “stay at home" orders in Rhode Island, my 81-year-old father continued ...
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  • Don’t blow it . . . keep your family safe at home!

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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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  • NFPA and HFSC Take Home Fire Sprinkler Week 2020 Virtual; Help Us Fill the Digital World with Life Safety Messages May 17-23

      As the world continues to deal with the ongoing demands of COVID-19, NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) have cancelled live events that week in favor of a North America wide virtual effort to sh...
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