Catastrophe averted by residential sprinkler activation in Canada

By Fred Durso, Jr. The outcome to a recent fire would have been vastly different had the residence been devoid of sprinklers, says Fire Chief Bill Higgs with the Sechelt Fire Department in British Columbia. His deduces that his department…

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NFPA helps Domino’s remind customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when changing their clocks this weekend

By Susan McKelvey NFPA and Domino’s have teamed up once again to help people protect themselves and their loved ones from home fires. Using daylight savings time and pizza boxes, we’re working together to encourage the public to change their…

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NFPA and Domino’s Pizza to deliver fire safety messages to homes across the country

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s Pizza® (NYSE: DPZ) are using daylight saving time and pizza boxes to encourage people to protect themselves from home fires. The NFPA and Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, are…

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Cigarette lighters involved in Massachusetts house fire

By Lisa Braxton Children playing with cigarette lighters has been determined to be the cause of a recent fire in Springfield, Massachusetts, that destroyed a three-family home and displaced 15 people. No injuries were reported, according to WWLP-TV, but the…

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How ’90s pop songs can help you advocate for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. For this blog post, we’re going back to a time when boy bands ruled the radio and the Macarena was the quickest way to get the masses to the dance floor. Dust off those CDs and…

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Two recent home fire incidents underscore the life-saving power of working smoke alarms

By Susan McKelvey A family of eight was able to safely escape an overnight fire in their Phoenix, AZ, home this past weekend, thanks to working smoke alarms. According to local reports, the fire was started by unattended cooking on…

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Burn survivor’s harrowing experience highlighted in NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By Fred Durso, Jr. Jeff Jordan is bringing to light the necessity of home fire sprinklers via a new video underscoring his story. Burned in his residence when he just weeks old, Jordan has gone through about 35 reconstructive surgeries–procedures…

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Crack the Code with Sparky and find out why frogs like St. Patrick’s Day

By Lauren Backstrom Attention secret safety agents: Crack Sparky’s secret message in this month’s Crack the Code activity. Use your decoder ring or the key on the Crack the Code sheet. You can also make your own decoder! This month…

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Kids stay on the mark with Sparky

By Lisa Braxton Sparky the Fire Dog® makes marking your place while reading easy with his Bookmark Bonanza. The printable page on the Sparky website includes two bookmarks, one completed and the other that kids (or grownups) can color. Not…

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