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Stay safe this Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes.…

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Fire Prevention Week theme featured in Virginia podcast

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Virginia podcast producer came up with an innovative way to share this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme with his listeners. Alan Raflo integrated part of NFPA’s Fire Safety Video for Kids (Little Rosalie) into his Virginia Water…

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Charlotte Fire Department announces winners of Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest

By nfpa@jiveon.com Hidden Valley Elementary School won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest. Third grade students throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, school system were asked to create bulletin boards focusing Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Homeowners work with builder to equip new home with fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s not everyday you hear about a homebuilder having positive things to say about home fire sprinklers. However, that’s exactly what happened following an installation in Boxford, Massachusetts. An article appearing in Sprinkler Age, Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Groundbreaking begins for wounded veteran’s new home that will include fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com During the recent groundbreaking, Massachusetts Congressman Bill Keating joined Paul Skarinka and his wife, Jenn, at the site of their new home Corporal Paul Skarinka was eight months into his first tour of duty with the U.S. Army…

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Missouri fire department and health organization celebrate Fire Prevention Week in a big way

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Kirksville Fire Department in Kirksville, Missouri, along with the Northeast Missouri Health Council wanted to make sure the community didn’t miss this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ So Source:: NFPA…

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Home fire sprinkler demonstration held where New England Patriots play

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the parking lot of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, a demonstration offered a reminder of the fire dangers lurking inside your home. Hosted by the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition and the Fire Prevention Source::…

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Hallmark Channel features segment on Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Los Angeles Fire Department official made a national TV appearance this week to talk about Fire Prevention Week messaging. Captain Branden Silverman was interviewed by hosts Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos on the Home and Family show…

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Fire Prevention Week kickoff in Ontario includes additional message to residents

By nfpa@jiveon.com During the Fire Prevention Week launch this week at the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office in Toronto, Fire Marshal Ross Nichols had a special message for residents, urging them to take personal responsibility for their safety in their homes.…

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Fire Department in Ontario uses creativity in sharing the Fire Prevention Week theme

By nfpa@jiveon.com A firefighter with Sarnia Fire Rescue in Ontario combined artistic vision with excellent carving skills to present the Fire Prevention Week theme with a Halloween twist. Firefighter Trevor Mitchell carved a highly detailed Sparky the Fire Dog® into…

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