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Attention Christmas carolers: NFPA places sprinkler spin on a holiday tune

By Fred Durso, Jr. Sick and tired of singing or hearing “Jingle Bells” for the umpteenth time this year? Don’t fret: the ingenious minds at NFPA have placed its stamp on the holiday classic. For those looking to add something…

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Attention Christmas carolers: NFPA places sprinkler spin on a holiday tune

By Fred Durso, Jr. Sick and tired of singing or hearing “Jingle Bells” for the umpteenth time this year? Don’t fret: the ingenious minds at NFPA have placed its stamp on the holiday classic. For those looking to add something…

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NFPA grant helps fire department find new emphasis for public education

By Lisa Braxton The Chambersburg Fire Department, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, reports a successful year of fire prevention with the support of the Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. In his final report to NFPA, Howard R. Leonard Jr., Emergency…

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NFPA seeks comments to help protect first responders from Ebola virus

To help protect emergency first responders from exposure to the Ebola virus, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is seeking comments to a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations. The TIA…

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Electrical Safety Foundation International offers many holiday safety resources

By Lauren Backstrom Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) provides many tips and resources to help prevent the common hazards that occur while celebrating the holidays. Many of their resrouces are also great visual pieces that are easily shared like the…

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Deadly blaze underscores Connecticut’s home fire problem and growing group of safety advocates working towards a solution

By Fred Durso, Jr. An early-morning fire on December 19 ripped through a partial residence in Bristol, Connecticut, killing two people. Fire safety advocates across the state have joined forces to highlight the frequency of these tragedies and a device…

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Six-year-old puts fire safety education to use in saving family

By Lisa Braxton A Georgia six-year-old is being heralded as a hometown hero for saving his family from fire. According to Northwest Georgia News, on the morning of November 14, Timothy Hall woke up to discover that his house was…

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NFPA appoints Charles Stravin vice president of business operations

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) Stravin as vice president of business operations, with overall responsibility for developing the strategic vision and operations to serve customers. Stravin reports to NFPA President Jim Pauley.…

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Mayor hears convincing pitch for home fire sprinklers from fire chief, initiates local ordinance

By Fred Durso, Jr. The Village of Riverdale, Illinois, recently became one of nearly 100 fire-safe communities in Illinois where fire sprinklers are required in new, single-family homes. Along with Blue Island, which passed a home fire sprinkler requirement in…

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In December’s issue of Safety Source; Freeze on Winter Fires campaign, new children’s videos on wildfire, open positions with team & more

By Lauren Backstrom The December issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Put a Freeze on Winter Fires and Project Holiday Fire-safety materials for the family NFPA recruiting…

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