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NFPA and Domino’s kick off 8th annual campaign with Detroit Fire Department

By Susan McKelvey Judy Comoletti, manager of NFPA’s public education division, is attended by Detroit Fire Department’s Captain Christopher Dixon (left) and Detroit Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins (right) as she teaches students about smoke alarms. NFPA’s 8th annual Fire Prevention…

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Heated debate on home fire sprinklers wages on in Florida

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire sprinkler advocates are joining forces in Florida following one town’s push to pass a requirement for home fire sprinklers. As previously reported on this blog, the Floridian town of Estero is considering to require sprinklers…

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Heck no, we won’t go: Safety officials continue push for home fire sprinklers following ‘disappointing’ vote by code council

By Fred Durso, Jr. A recent decision by the New York Fire Prevention and Building Code Council to not include a sprinkler requirement for new homes hasn’t stopped fire officials from speaking out about this life-safety feature. Despite the council’s…

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Fire Prevention Week proclaimed in Nevada

By Lisa Braxton Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed October 4-10 Fire Prevention Week (FPW) in the state of Nevada. The governor is doing his part to help boost awareness about the fire safety campaign and make the public aware of…

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In September issue of Safety Source: Sparky’s new trivia app, new fire safety tip sheet for pets & more

By Lauren Backstrom The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Sparky’s Brain Busters, a free trivia–based app launched for Fire Prevention Week New video featuring Casey…

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As it cools down, and home heating appliances are fired up, check for safety

By Faith Berry As the summer comes to an end and we prepare to enjoy more indoor activities, it is important to make sure that home heating appliances are operated properly. NFPA has a wonderful safety tip sheet about heating…

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Smoke alarm installed the day before saves a man in house fire

By Lisa Braxton A Clarksville, Tennessee, man learned first-hand the meaning behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week (FPW) theme: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm. According to WKRN-TV, Mardoche Olivie started cooking early…

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Fire Prevention Week is on the menu for upcoming community breakfast

By Lisa Braxton Residents of Sparks, Nevada, are very familiar with this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm. The Sparks Fire Department has distributed the FPW poster throughout…

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Happy Fall Y’all: Celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Day

By Kelly Ransdell Today I attended a media event to celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on this first day of Fall. This event focused on the epidemic of falls and their devastating effects to seniors and their families when they…

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Canadian edition of Learn Not to Burn is now available

By Lisa Braxton In time for Fire Prevention Week 2015, Fire Safety Canada, in conjunction with the Council of Canadian Fire Chiefs and Fire Commissioners, just released the first Canadian edition of NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) program. Teachers,…

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