• 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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  • #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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  • 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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