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NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative is now on Twitter!

By Fred Durso, Jr. We at NFPA have given you yet another tool to help stay on top of important sprinkler news and new resources for your advocacy efforts. The Fire Sprinkler Initiative has officially joined Twitter! If you’re on…

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Smoking blamed for displacing dozens of residents in neighboring Massachusetts communities

By Lisa Braxton Fire officials are blaming the careless disposal of smoking materials for causing three fires recently in neighboring Massachusetts communities in a one-week span. The fires resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. One fire occurred…

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In April’s issue of Safety Source: new Shabbat fire safety tip sheet, carbon monoxide educational resources & more

By Lauren Backstrom The April issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New tip sheet on Shabbat fire safety Public Education Division welcomes regional specialists CO educational resources…

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Minnesota legislators take steps to eliminate sprinkler requirement

By Fred Durso, Jr. A few months after the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry enacted a requirement to sprinkler new homes of a certain size, the Minnesota Legislature is fighting to remove it from the books. New budget bills…

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Latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights demographics of today’s home fire victims

By Fred Durso, Jr. In its recent report, “Characteristics of Home Fire Victims,” NFPA analyzed key demographics to paint an alarming portrait of the people at most risk of dying in fire. Get more information on the report and the…

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The Paradigm Challenge’s Make or Bake for Change contest needs your votes

By Lauren Backstrom We mentioned to you previously the Paradigm Challenge campaign, which NFPA supports, designed to get kids ages 7 to 18 involved in reducing deaths and injuries due to home fires by contributing their own fire safety ideas.…

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NFPA joins The Center for Campus Fire Safety and University of New Haven Fire Science Club students for video shoot

By LisaMarie Sinatra Over the last five years, 27 college students died in a fire within three miles of their school. Lots more were injured and many were left without a place to live. In September, NFPA, The Center for…

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New York sprinkler advocates keep pressure on building code council to include sprinkler provision

By Fred Durso, Jr. Since more and more fire departments suffer from staffing woes, the need for residential sprinkler requirements has never been greater, says a key fire official. Tom Rinaldi, second vice president of the Association of Fire Districts…

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Celebrate Earth Day with NFPA and Firewise

By LisaMarie Sinatra Sparky the Fire Dog is celebrating Earth Day today and throughout the month of April. He’s partnered with NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program to develop a great checklist that parents and kids can do together to help protect…

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Southern California fire ignited by unattended cooking fire

By Faith Berry A wildfire in Southern California has burned over 1,020 acres and caused evacuations of both homeowners (on Bluff Road, Stagecoach Road, Homestead Road) and livestock at an equestrian area located at Ingalls Park, 100 6th Street in…

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