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Leave fireworks to the professionals

Independence Day and fireworks go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. That’s the message the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reinforcing this Fourth of July. Fireworks annually cause devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death,…

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NFPA toolkit helps with hurricane preparedness

By nfpa@jiveon.com Hurricane season has gotten off to a quick start. Already three named storms have occurred in the Atlantic hurricane season. The season runs from the beginning of June to November with the peak from mid-August to late October.…

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Town defrays cost of home fire sprinkler installation by offering discount

By nfpa@jiveon.com In an effort to cut the cost of home fire sprinkler installations, the Alamance County Inspections Department in North Carolina is now offering a discount. Through its new Fire Sprinkler Incentive Program, the county is discounting the Source::…

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NIOSH Bringing More Attention to Fentanyl Exposure and First Responders

By nfpa@jiveon.com There is increasing concern in public safety and public health communities about the potential exposure of first responders to fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug with health effects ranging from drowsiness to respiratory failure. Fentanyl Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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NFPA and ESFI work to reduce fatalities caused by electric shock drowning (ESD) in pools and at marinas

By nfpa@jiveon.com Since the early 2000s, the media has reported on a number of deaths from electric shock drowning (ESD). What is ESD? If you haven’t heard about it before, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, ESD is not well known. ESD…

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NFPA and ESFI work to reduce fatalities caused by electric shock drowning in pools and at marinas

With summer in full swing, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in…

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Following London fire, lawmaker says “stop talking about the cost” of fire sprinklers and initiate action to require them

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thus far, close to 80 people have been killed from the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Attention has been partly placed on the structure’s lack of fire sprinklers and the technology’s presence in both existing and new residences.…

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NFPA President Jim Pauley addresses Grenfell Tower fire as evidence of shortfalls in addressing today’s global fire problem

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 79 people died or are presumed dead and many more were injured, serious concerns and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the lack of fire sprinklers and the notion…

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Severely injured in a home fire, firefighter forced to retire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire chief Keith Brower was en route to a home fire when mayday was called. “I was approximately seven to eight miles out, and my heart stopped,” Brower says. “It literally froze me. It was chilling.” Fortunately, four…

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