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The ABCs of AFCIs and GFCIs: Your protection from home electrocution

By nfpa@jiveon.com May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI are working together to help raise awareness of electrical hazards. During this last week of the campaign, we’re raising awareness of the importance of GFCIs and AFCIs. While these…

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Fire Safety Day features Sparky the Fire Dog and the Toronto Blue Jays mascot

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thousands of school children from across the greater Toronto area and Ontario will attend the special home game of the Toronto Blue Jays May 31, marked as Fire Safety Day, part of the “Swing into Summer Safety” campaign.…

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Hollywood: Blockbuster maker, fire sprinkler myth perpetuator

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Hollywood: Blockbuster maker, fire sprinkler myth perpetuator

By nfpa@jiveon.com Attention film lovers: tired of Hollywood misrepresenting fire sprinklers? Do you get irate when a character willingly sets off a fire alarm, only to activate every fire sprinkler in the process? (I’m looking at you, Tim Meadows.) Source::…

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3 tips to reduce risk when working on outdoor electrical projects

By nfpa@jiveon.com During this last week of our national Electrical Safety Month campaign, NFPA and ESFI are reminding people about the importance of outdoor electrical safety. We raise this issue because we know many homeowners love the look and feel…

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Tamper resistant electrical receptacles

By nfpa@jiveon.com May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI are working together to help raise awareness of electrical hazards. This week we are talking about electrical receptacles, also known as outlets, and why we should be diligent about…

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Latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter features new study underscoring children’s inability to wake from smoke alarms

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the latest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about a new study featured on “Good Morning America” underscoring children’s inability to wake when smoke alarms sound. You’ll also read about: Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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Despite what the homebuilding industry says, fire sprinklers are a necessity in new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com “I don’t think anyone has ever asked me, ‘Hey, I’d like to put a fire sprinkler system in my home,” Illinois homebuilder Tim Koontz told an NBC affiliate during a recent news segment. “Our position has been that…

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In a span of only two days, three separate home fires claim nine lives

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: GoFundMe Media reports from across the U.S. underscore a deadly weekend caused by home fires. Here are the incidents and the people impacted by these tragedies: Lexington, Kentucky Date of fire: May 20, 2017 Four Source:: NFPA…

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New report outlines trends in home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines

By nfpa@jiveon.com In recent years, the annual number of home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines reported to U.S. fire departments has fluctuated from year to year, after falling in the early 1980s and then leveling off in the…

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