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Sparky’s Birthday Surprise app wins a Parents’ Choice Award

Sparky’s® Birthday Surprise, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) storybook app, was selected as a 2014 Parents’ Choice Award winner by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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Powerful op-ed on child fire deaths also makes a poignant plea for sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Pam Elliott, before and after a house fire that burned her when she was five years old (Photos: courtesy of Common Voices) To curb the more than 200 annual deaths of children killed in car backup…

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September and October are peak months for fires in college housing

With the fall school semester around the corner, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reminds students to be mindful of fire safety. September and October are peak months for fires in college housing, according to NFPA research, and the Center…

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New NFPA report underscores fire deaths of the physically disabled and impact of sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Physical disabilities can delay or thwart a person’s chances of safely escaping a burning building. New data on just how many fatal fire incidences have impacted this population provides yet another reason why home fire sprinklers…

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2014 Edition of the National Electrical Code now effective in 12 states; Eleven more to come on line by January 2015

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is now effective in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.…

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Addressing freeze protection in NFPA 13D

By Fred Durso, Jr. One of the common concerns for homeowners that have a sprinkler system in compliance with NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, is the potential for frozen pipes. The…

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NFPA announces second annual NEC Challenge

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that its second annual NEC Challenge is firmly underway. The NEC Challenge is an interactive competition that invites electrical professionals across the country to put their code knowledge to the test. Last year’s…

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NFPA launches interactive 2014 Fire Prevention Week quiz

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts. The quiz reinforces the messages behind NFPA’s annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, and its 2014…

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