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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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New report from Safe Kids Worldwide looks at keeping kids safe around medicine

By nfpa@jiveon.com The latest report from Safe Kids Worldwide™, Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect between Parent Knowledge and Behavior, explores parents’ knowledge, attitudes and behavior around medicine storage. According to the report, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Get caught up/interact with NFPA’s Faces of Fire during free, online chat

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative began its Faces of Fire Campaign in 2010 to humanize the devastating impact of home fires and live-saving ability of home fire sprinklers. NFPA is conducting a free, online chat so you can get…

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2017 Alabama Fire Summit Turns Attention to Fire Prevention

By nfpa@jiveon.com After a record year of 115 fire fatalities in 2016, educators and fire service members joined together in Tuscaloosa to “Turn their attention to Fire Prevention”. The Alabama Fire College hosted a second Fire Safety Summit to bring…

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New NFPA report details upholstered furniture’s role in home fire deaths and injuries

By nfpa@jiveon.com You might pay no mind to what’s filling your home’s comfy sofas, but you should; fire safety experts have likened this material to “foam gasoline.” Many of today’s homes are made with synthetic materials—upholstery stuffed with Source:: NFPA…

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Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition receives 2016 NFPA fire sprinkler grant

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition was one of 15 fire safety groups awarded NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative Bringing Safety Home Grant in 2016 to help further the acceptance and use of home fire sprinklers. The coalition Source:: NFPA…

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