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Hot off the press! Updated fire and life safety educational messages

By Lisa Braxton The NFPA Educational Messages 2015 Edition Desk Reference is now available. The Desk Reference provides fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when providing safety information to the public. The Educational Messages…

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Home fire sprinkler ordinance the result of fire chief’s vocal support and educational efforts

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire Chief Dean Maggos helped develop one of Chicagoland’s first side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstrations, and it’s evident his passion for home fire sprinklers has only intensified over the years. As fire chief and building department…

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New York firefighters throw support behind building code adoption that could require sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. A New York association representing thousands of volunteer firefighters initiated a series of informational sessions for firefighters that discuss the importance of updating the state’s building code and the necessity of not excluding a home fire…

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In January’s issue of Safety Source; new Dan Doofus video on smoke alarms, updated EMAC messages & more

By Lauren Backstrom The January issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New Dan Doofus video about smoke alarms Updated EMAC messages Sparky.org activity helps reinforce “stay away…

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Deadly finale to 2014 in South Carolina prompts rallying cry for home fire sprinkler requirements

By Fred Durso, Jr. The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition crafted the following call to action after a deadly series of house fires in late 2014. For readers looking to join the coalition, contact coalition chair Jonathan Jones. During the…

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Fire safety center is an attention getter

By Lisa Braxton A blank wall has become one of the liveliest spots at the Hillsborough Township municipal building in New Jersey. After enduring some budget setbacks, Hillsborough Township Emergency Services recently completed a fire safety education center, which includes…

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NFPA staff places their mark on fully sprinklered Habitat for Humanity homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. The sights and sounds of progress filled two homes in Hanover, Massachusetts, this week. Power saws sliced into wood, paint was slathered onto walls, nails pierced drywall. NFPA staffers were the muscle behind these activities that…

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NFPA staff places their mark on fully sprinklered Habitat for Humanity homes

By Fred Durso, Jr. The sights and sounds of progress filled two homes in Hanover, Massachusetts, this week. Power saws sliced into wood, paint was slathered onto walls, nails pierced drywall. NFPA staffers were the muscle behind these activities that…

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NFPA announces launch of Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) Certification Program

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) certification program, which is based on the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. The program works to…

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Dan Doofus reminds us to replace old smoke alarms in new video

By Lisa Braxton NFPA’s lovable Dan Doofus is back with a new video for the new year. Dan is reminding everyone to make sure they have enough smoke alarms in the home, test them monthly, and replace them every 10…

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