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Mother who lost her son in residential fire makes passionate plea for fire sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com In front of Jefferson City, Missouri, council members this month, Donna Henson recounted the horrific details of her son’s death. A burning candle placed too close to Dominic Passantino’s bed started a fire. His roommate heard the screams,…

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NFPA tip sheet helps you prepare for emergencies in restaurants and other public venues

By nfpa@jiveon.com On mornings when I can get out of the house a little early, I like to stop at the shopping mall and walk the corridors. I’m not only able to get some exercise, but can use the occasion…

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Eye-catching sprinkler demo video featured in latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By nfpa@jiveon.com You’ve never seen a fire sprinkler demonstration video quite like this. In the latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, watch NFPA’s new 360-degree video of this recent demonstration. The newsletter also Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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How did a home fire 25 years ago shape burn survivor Princella Lee Bridges? Find out during interactive, online chat

By nfpa@jiveon.com Quickly exiting her home after discovering a fire, Princella Lee Bridges frantically reentered it after assuming her daughter hadn’t made it out. While firefighters later found her daughter and treated her for smoke inhalation, Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition launches website catered to Canadians

By nfpa@jiveon.com Proof that the home fire sprinkler movement is spreading throughout North America, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has launched a new website strictly for Canadian stakeholders. The site will serve as an educational outlet for a growing…

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Maryland State Firemen’s Association successfully prevents passage of anti-sprinkler bill using NFPA grant

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Maryland State Fireman’s Association, a member of the Maryland Fire Sprinkler Coalition, was a recipient of the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Grant, which proved critical in their fight against legislation to weaken the state’s sprinkler Source:: NFPA…

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Following string of deadly fires, fire chief offers three-pronged approach to solving the home fire problem

By nfpa@jiveon.com There have already been more than 20 fire deaths in Massachusetts this year. Even more alarming is that 11 of those deaths occurred in March, making it the state’s deadliest month for fire in the last five years.…

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NFPA and State Farm announce winners of 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project awards

A total of 150 projects were selected from 420 entries that span 42 states and Washington, D.C. As a co-sponsor of Preparedness Day, State Farm, with its long history of providing proactive wildfire safety education to its policyholders in high-risk…

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Next Steps for the Midland Remembering When Team

By nfpa@jiveon.com In 2015, Jim Harding, the Fire & Life Safety Public Educator from the Midland Fire Department, Trena Winans, Director of Education and Community Outreach for Senior Services of Midland/Midland Council on Aging, and Kelli Jankens, Injury Source:: NFPA…

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