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Cooler temperatures usher in heating precautions

By Lisa Braxton In many parts of the country, cold weather is on its way. It’s a time when our thoughts turn to furnaces, fireplaces, and space heaters. NFPA’s heating safety information tells us that half of home heating equipment…

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Mark your calendar for free webinar on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative is hosting its first webinar, “Don’t Go it Alone: How NFPA Can Support Your Sprinkler Advocacy Efforts” on October 20, 11-11:30 a.m. The free webinar will highlight effective tactics for advocating for…

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Series of home fires across North America extinguished by fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. What better way to underscore the effectiveness of fire sprinklers than by showcasing the device’s ability to save lives? Our partners and safety advocates across North America graciously send us anecdotes of fire sprinklers in action.…

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NFPA launches video and resources for youth to prepare household pets and horses for a wildfire evacuation

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its latest video and resources for youth aimed at household pet and horse evacuation preparedness for a wildfire. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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In part three of our “Smoke Alarm Smarts” video series, Sparky asks people how often smoke alarms should be replaced

By Susan McKelvey In anticipation of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, today we’re launching the third video in our “Smoke Alarm Smarts” series, which addresses smoke alarm replacement. As you’ll see, when Sparky the Fire Dog® randomly asked people how…

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Sparky celebrates town and smoke alarm safety

By Lisa Braxton Sparky the Fire Dog® loves a celebration, especially when he can combine fun with sharing the important message of fire safety. That was the case September 20th when he participated in the 250th Anniversary Grand Parade for…

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New tip sheet reminds us to take care with pets

By Lisa Braxton Because of my cat Savannah’s insatiable desire to leap on all kinds of surfaces in my home–furniture, countertops, appliances–and her ability to find new and creative ways to knock things over, claw at them, and chew through…

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Burgers, hot dogs, and Fire Prevention Week

By Lisa Braxton The City of Elko Fire Department in Elko, Nevada, expects to draw a record crowd to the annual Fire Prevention Picnic this weekend. The fire department and its partners in education anticipate promoting fire prevention and household…

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Scholarship is established in name of teacher who died from carbon monoxide poisoning

By Lisa Braxton Today is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day in Tennessee. This week, Austin Peay State University hosted an event at Kenwood High School, in Clarksville, to announce the establishment of a new scholarship in memory of a high school…

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In areas lacking fire service presence, home fire sprinklers a viable solution

By Fred Durso, Jr. Following the destruction of a $500,000 Canadian home from a fire in an area with no fire department, the local fire service views sprinklers as the solution in these towns. “Whether [the homeowners] were home or…

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