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Fire chief passionate about home fire sprinklers makes his NFPA blog debut

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire Chief Rick Ennis broke an NFPA blog record when his commentary on a fatal fire death involving a two year old was viewed more than 20,000. He has graciously accepted our request to regularly blog…

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NFPA Journal explores drones, robots and other unmanned systems and how emerging technology can benefit emergency response

TThe latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), explores the world of drones, robots and all manner of unmanned systems, as well as how the emerging technology can benefit first responders, emergency…

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Lunch with a friend leads to cautionary tale on fire safety

By Lisa Braxton When my dear friend Sandra Wills Hannon and I met for lunch the other day in Maryland, we had a lot of catching up to do. We hadn’t seen each other in 11 years, largely because I’d…

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Remembering When team featured in magazine

By Lisa Braxton The summer 2015 issue of a Lincoln, Nebraska, magazine features a team that recently presented NFPA’s Remembering When™ program to the older adult community. Living Well magazine covers topics of importance to the older adult population, their…

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NFPA, Stop & Shop, Dennis Fire & Rescue host grilling fire safety event in Dennis, MA

By LisaMarie Sinatra It was a beautiful day on the Cape this past Saturday, the kind of day that entices you to spend every waking hour outside by the pool or at the beach, or in the backyard cooking up…

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Annual fair provides targeted audience for Fire Prevention Week activities

By Lisa Braxton For the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Alabama National Fair, which begins in October, is the ideal place to showcase Fire Prevention Week. The fire marshal’s office rents three booths and turns them into one large…

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Test your knowledge on home fire sprinklers by taking NFPA’s new quiz

By Fred Durso, Jr. Take a minute (maybe less) to see if you can answer some basic information on home fire sprinklers. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative has developed an online quiz in an effort to gauge the public’s understanding of…

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July is national grilling month – play it fire safe!

By LisaMarie Sinatra It’s July and you know what that means! Summer meals on the grill! What better way to celebrate our love of food than with ingredients cooked over an open flame. YUM! While you’re preparing your next meal…

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Delaware Legislature takes steps to acquire sprinkler cost estimates from homebuilders

By Fred Durso, Jr. Delaware State House. Photo by Dennis Deitrick on Flickr The Delaware’s House and Senate recently passed a bill that would link home buyers with cost estimates of home fire sprinklers. According to the Delaware State Legislature…

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In their push for increased safety at home, advocates highlight home saved by sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Bolstering awareness on the power of home fire sprinklers is a priority for the South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition. Focusing on the damaging effects of today’s home fires has been as important for the group as…

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