• 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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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, NFPA is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and electrical equipment are among the leading ...
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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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  • CRR: Where Data is (Tiger) King

    #tigerkingnetflix         #tigerkingmemes   COVID-19 has flipped our world upside down. Whether you’re on the front lines of this global health crisis or doing your part by staying...
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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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  • An Offer Instead of an Ask: Building Partnerships During a Global Pandemic

    At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, a call came from the Community Outreach Coordinator in my town seeking volunteers to assist with a newly implemented meal share program. To ensure no residents would be hungry ...
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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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  • 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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