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Homemade sparkler decorations: a great family project for the Fourth of July

By LisaMarie Sinatra Sparklers play a huge role in Fourth of July preparations but as you know, NFPA wants you to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Each year on Independence Day, thousands of people, most often children and teens,…

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Michigan man fatally wounded this past weekend while handling consumer fireworks

By Susan McKelvey Each year when we promote fireworks safety, we get a lot of flak from people who think our stance is downright absurd. In response to yesterday’s Facebook post, which stated that there’s no safe way to use…

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Losing three family members in a fire, resident speaks up in support of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. I met Jeff Bolsinger during an NFPA video shoot in February. Mild-mannered and friendly, Bolsinger willingly participated in a case study on the new Homestead at Harness development in Greenville, South Carolina, where all 140 of…

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NY State legislature passes bill requiring all battery-operated smoke alarms include non-removable,10-year batteries

By Susan McKelvey The bill, which is now pending Governor Cuomo’s signature, prompted applause from Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) President Robert McConville. “As firefighters, we frequently encounter the horrific effects of fires in homes without…

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FPW poster helps broaden the campaign’s reach

By Lisa Braxton The staff of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Illinois purchased NFPA educational materials last year for the “Youth Firefighter Challenge,” the museum’s fire safety summer camp, and staff members were thrilled when they placed another order…

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Latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights advocates receiving up to $10,000 for sprinkler advocacy

By Fred Durso, Jr. Through its Bringing Safety Home Grant Program, NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative awarded sprinkler advocates across North America up to $10,000 apiece for advocacy and educational efforts. The recipients are highlighted in the latest issue of NFPA’s…

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Lights, camera, action for community honoring fire and life safety educator of the year

By Lisa Braxton When the citizens of Worcester, Massachusetts, found out that Lt. Annmarie Pickett had been chosen the 2015 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year and would receive the award at NFPA Conference they wanted to give…

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There’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks!

As the Fourth of July approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that there’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA, coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, over 11,000 injuries resulted…

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Special Achievements (2) and Committee Service (15) honored by NFPA

Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 17 individuals at the NFPA Conference and Expo taking place…

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There’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks! Attend public displays put on by trained professionals

By Susan McKelvey There’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. If that sounds a bit Debbie Downer, we get it. Fireworks are festive and even mesmerizing at times. But take a look at these statistics, and our firm stance…

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