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How one fire department makes Fire Prevention Week memorable

By Lisa Braxton If you live in St. Louis, Missouri, it’s nearly impossible to not be aware of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is a month-long event there. Throughout October, firefighters spend time at the day care centers, preschools,…

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Canadian council supports decision to allow local jurisdictions to permit home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Last month, the Township of Langley Council in British Columbia unanimously supported a resolution that aims to bring the province one step closer to increased fire protection at home. The resolution’s intent is to convince British…

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Fire district maximizes the use of Fire Prevention Week materials

By Lisa Braxton When Patrick Tourville, deputy fire marshal for the Simsbury Fire District in Connecticut, begins preparing for Fire Prevention Week, he assembles a combination of free educational materials, including NFPA safety tips sheets, and items for purchase, such…

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Anti-sprinkler sentiment fuels fire officials’ promotion of these life-saving devices

By Fred Durso, Jr. Tom Lia (left), at the scene of a sprinklered home with homeowner/fire inspector Dennis Randolph and his wife, Melinda In 2014, fire officials from 29 towns and fire districts in Will County, Illinois, gathered to discuss…

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NFPA and Stop & Shop host grilling fire safety events on the Cape and in Rhode Island

By LisaMarie Sinatra As we mentioned earlier, NFPA and Stop & Shop have teamed up this summer season to promote healthy, safe grilling. When you’re ready to do some grocery shopping for your next cookout, join us at one of…

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NFPA is now accepting applications for Remembering When Conference

By Lisa Braxton NFPA is selecting teams from up to 25 communities to participate in the 2015 Remembering When™ Scholarship Conference. The Conference, which includes a training workshop, will be held November 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. Participants will receive training…

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Connecticut legislature passes crucial sprinkler bill following father’s efforts

By Fred Durso, Jr. The state of Connecticut is benefiting from the efforts of a man who has turned tragedy into triumph. Jeffrey Block has been an influential force behind a legislative bill requiring landlords to inform tenants whether or…

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Grilling recipes prompt us to remember fire safety this Fourth of July

By LisaMarie Sinatra I have to admit my stomach has been rumbling a whole lot lately as my email inbox continues to fill up with the newest grilling recipes, the latest spices and ingredients that I must have, and tips…

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