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How to deliver an effective call to action for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Giving a presentation that showcases home fire sprinklers? Maybe it’s a live burn/sprinkler demonstration or an open house at a newly built sprinklered home. Don’t let your efforts fall flat with a lackluster ending. Here are…

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Remembering cooking fire safety this New Year’s Eve

By LisaMarie Sinatra Planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? What better way to ring in 2015 than with fire safety. With New Year’s festivities comes food, food and more food. Have you planned how you will…

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Latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights decline of fire deaths in a state requiring home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Maryland’s fire service remains “cautiously optimistic” after experiencing a decline in fire deaths in 2014. Complementing this good news is that there hasn’t been a single fire death in any of Maryland’s sprinklered homes. Learn more…

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Take time to make a toast to fire safety before ringing in the New Year

By Lisa Braxton People around the world will celebrate the coming New Year with food, beverages, dancing and fireworks. Some will attend public events with hundreds of other revelers, while others will head to smaller gatherings or celebrations in private…

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Dispose of your Christmas tree promptly; nearly 40 percent of Christmas tree home fires occur in January

By Susan McKelvey The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily – these are clear signs that it’s time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from…

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NFPA encourages prompt removal and disposal of Christmas trees

The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily – these are clear signs that it’s time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from your home. Source::…

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Fire chief: Homebuilders “misinformed” about home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. The number of fire fatalities in Alabama this year has exceeded 2013 totals, and the state’s fire officials aren’t taking the news lightly. Joining others in vocalizing their frustration with these deaths is Chief Alan Martin…

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Nearly 40 percent of Christmas tree home fires occur in January; NFPA encourages their removal now

By Lauren Backstrom The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily – these are clear signs that it’s time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from…

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Couple loses two grandchildren in Christmas Day house fire

By Fred Durso, Jr. Christmas Eve for Irv and Cathy Bailey went according to plan. The night started with a nice dinner with their two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, Solon and Liam, 10. Then there was a reading of…

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Smoke alarm safety is a family affair

By Lisa Braxton Conversations I’ve had with my sister recently about smoke alarm safety have paid off. For months, Sylvia has been concerned about the smoke alarms in her house. One alarm didn’t seem to be working and had her…

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