• Create and Practice Your Home Escape Plan—Use Our Grid to Help!

    This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” focuses on cooking safety, as cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. But it’s importan...
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  • NFPA and Domino’s Launch Online Sweepstakes to Recognize U.S. Fire Departments during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10

      While many people would like to thank their local fire departments for all they do to keep their communities safe, they often don’t know how. In honor of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020, NFPA an...
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  • Download This Tip Sheet to Help Kids Stay Safe in the Kitchen

    As many households enter the new school year remotely and several family members continue to work from or remain at home, this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”...
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  • Fire Prevention Week is Almost Here. Are You Ready?

    “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, highlighting the need for people to “cook with care” in the kitchen. And it's less t...
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  • Following Hurricane Laura, Eight Deaths Connected to Improper Use of Portable Generators

    According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Laura, which made landfall along the Gulf Coast in late August, was the strongest hurricane to strike Louisiana to date with wind gusts of more than 150 mph and a ...
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  •   In light of COVID-19, Find New Ways to Reach People with Fire Prevention Week’s Cooking Safety Messages

      Remote school environments, distancing requirements and increased responsibilities for fire departments mean getting creative with public education and outreach activities. As Maria Bostian, Fire & Life Sa...
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  • Domino’s and NFPA Offer Modifications to Joint Fire Prevention Week Program this Year

    NFPA and Domino’s have teamed up for many years to support local fire departments and Domino’s stores in conducting smoke alarm safety checks in their communities during Fire Prevention Week. While this pr...
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  • Save the Date: Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is going virtual this October!

      Save the Date: Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is going virtual! NFPA is excited to offer this wonderful professional development opportunity for FREE in October 2020.   This event is a must for Fi...
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  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Campus Fire Safety Month Raises Important Reminder About Reducing Fire Risk in College Housing

    Every year, the month of September marks the launch of the school year with new classes, new friends, and often new living spaces. This year, however, as communities face unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pan...
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  • National Preparedness Month Prompts Individuals and Communities to Plan Ahead for Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires During Fall and Winter Months

      It may seem counterintuitive, but the fall season is actually a time when hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other natural disasters make their impressive mark across many areas of the U.S., often disrup...
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  • New podcast explores how wildfire evacuation meets COVID-19

    Evacuating large groups of people with little notice during an evolving wildfire event is challenge enough in any other year.  But in 2020, the added risk to evacuees and responders from COVID-19 exposure hangs o...
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  • California’s current wildfires are different than previous for two reasons

    Today’s LA Times article about the numerous wildfires north of San Francisco, CA, and in Northern California highlights in stark terms their current challenge.  “…The sheer magnitude of what ha...
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  • 10 Tips to Keep You Safe from Electrical Hazards During Hurricane Season

    As Hurricanes Marco and Laura approach the Gulf Coast this week, experts are calling their arrival “unprecedented” as the two storms could make landfall within days of each other. Weather experts are also ...
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  • Changing the Way We Learn

    In April 2019, 90 fire and life safety (FLS) educators from various fire departments came to New Orleans, LA for a day of in-person learning. In 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions were rolling in, the possibility of suc...
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  • New NFPA Fact Sheet Provides Guidance to Schools as they Prepare to Re-open

    As schools plan to re-open their doors in the days and weeks ahead, school and local officials are working diligently to implement measures that help minimize exposure to and spread of COVID-19. While much emphasis ha...
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  • Massive Fire Engulfs Home of Cooking Show Star Rachael Ray and Family; Local Officials Say Home Fire Sprinklers Would Have Made a Difference

    A huge fire engulfed the upstate New York home of television host and celebrity cook, Rachael Ray, causing massive damage to the second floor and destroying the roof of the mansion. According to news sources, the hous...
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  • Innovating our way toward Fire Prevention Week

      This year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) theme of “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is even more compelling as the incidence of home fires and burns related to cooking climb amid COVID-19...
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  • Townhouse fires alert families to plan and practice their escape

    Three townhouse fires in three municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area in 10 days is unusual.   Although there’s no pattern to the fires (and no fatalities or injuries), there are similarities – ...
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  • Building and Life Safety: Requirements for Emergency Egress Drills

      It's back to school time. But, what back to school will look like in 2020 will be unlike anything in the past.  Currently, communities are facing unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic causin...
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  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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