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Fire department hangs out at the mall for FPW

By Lisa Braxton Imagine talking to 10,000 people about fire safety in one weekend. Raleigh Fire Department Fire Prevention Coordinator/Deputy Fire Marshal Ronald Campbell says his department reaches at least that many shoppers during “I find that with FPW in…

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State’s code-making body “dysfunctional” for not updating its building code

By Fred Durso, Jr. In an op-ed written for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, two fire service officials did not mince their words when it came to a Pennsylvania code-making body’s inability to update the state building code. “Dysfunctional…is the perfect word…

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New outdoor entertaining webpage highlights fire safety from setting the table to decorating landscapes

By LisaMarie Sinatra Warm balmy nights, food Did you know? NFPA is now a regular content contributor for Martha Stewart Living! Check out our latest outdoor entertaining blog on her website! As you take a look at all of our…

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NFPA, Stop & Shop, Narragansett Fire & Rescue and RI State Marshals Office join forces in Rhode Island to raise awareness of grilling fire safety

By LisaMarie Sinatra As part of our While nearly half of the people who grill do so year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires, followed by May, June and August. So this summer, do your part. Make fire…

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In July issue of Safety Source: new Spanish tip sheets, smoke alarm infographic, FPW printables & more

By Lauren Backstrom The July issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Clothes dryer safety and electrical safety tip sheets now in Spanish Fire Prevention Week printables for…

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Compelling fire department video raises awareness of cancer risk

By Lisa Braxton The Boston Fire Department has created a video to increase awareness of the toll cancer has taken on its members. The video encourages today’s firefighters to take steps to reduce their exposure to toxins by using self-contained…

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Tragedy strikes twice as separate home fires, years apart, kill family members

By Fred Durso, Jr. Ronnie Walkup (left) and Christian Young, who both died in a 2015 home fire Flashback 1989. Then Fire Marshal Jeff Hudson was one of the first on the scene of a home fire in Shawnee, Kansas,…

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Two of NFPA’s fire safety tip sheets are now available in Spanish

By Lauren Backstrom NFPA offers free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety. Two of our popular tip sheets have now…

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The latest in NFPA’s new video series underscores long-lasting, emotional torment following home fires

By Fred Durso, Jr. “I didn’t realize [my burn injuries] would affect not just me, but my wife and kids. It affected all aspects of our lives. I thought we would never get back to the life we had before.”…

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The night my emergency skills were put to the test

By Meredith Hawes General yipped. That’s what woke me up at 2:10 a.m. on a Sunday last fall. Not a full-bodied bark, or a whole lot of barking as he typically does at just about anything that makes a sound,…

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