Effective advocacy tips from assistant fire chief who has spent years promoting home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Mike Figolah’s advocacy around home fire sprinklers is something to be commended. (See for yourself.) Since going public with his support for these devices, he’s learned a few lessons on what makes an effective sprinkler advocate.…

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NFPA announces “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm” as the official theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015

By Susan McKelvey Working smoke alarms in the home provide life-saving potential from fire. That’s a fact we all know well, and it’s one that’s been strongly promoted over the years. But how often do we educate the public about…

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Fire Prevention Week message presented in American Sign Language

By Lisa Braxton NFPA has produced an American Sign Language video for Fire Prevention Week (FPW) 2015. In the video, which includes a voice-over and open captioning, the public is reminded about the importance of having working smoke alarms in…

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NFPA announces the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015 “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”

Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm. If you didn’t know that, you’re not alone. An online questionnaire distributed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) showed that less than half (42 percent) of approximately 36,000 respondents did not know…

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Learn Not to Burn gets seal of approval in Canada

By Lisa Braxton Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) has given its seal of quality to the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council for the Canadian version and French translation of NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn® educational program for preschool, kindergarten, and…

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Latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights essay receiving national attention for its strong stance on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. In an essay written for NFPA that has gotten national attention, Fire Chief Rick Ennis underscores a recent tragedy in a home built two years ago. He is baffled as to why this incident, which highlights…

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U.S. Fire Administration releases report on operational lessons learned in disaster response

This free report looks at after action reviews from major disasters of the past decade to gain insight into lessons learned. It identifies gaps and needs in first responder training and resources and presents solutions that serve to better prepare…

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NFPA announces theme for Fire Prevention Week 2015

By Lisa Braxton NFPA is excited to announce the Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme for 2015: “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.” Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11…

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