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More than 100 attendees at Learn Not to Burn train-the-trainer

By Lisa Braxton More than 100 participants spent today at Toronto Fire Services Training Academy at a free, one-day train-the-trainer workshop that demonstrated best practices and resources of NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB) program. The workshop also kicked off…

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September/October edition of NFPA Journal addresses NFPA 45 and unsafe school science experiments, as well as recent reports on U.S. Fire Loss and Catastrophic Fires

The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), covers NFPA 45 changes and the issue of unsafe classroom science experiments, plus recent U.S. Fire Loss and U.S. Catastrophic Fire reports. Source:: NFPA…

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NFPA launches 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment Survey

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the official launch of its 2015 U.S. Needs Assessment survey, the fourth distributed since 2001. The survey works to capture the level of resources and staffing among U.S. fire departments, and to…

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New Fire Prevention Week 2015 Challenge champions U.S. fire departments’ campaign efforts

By Susan McKelvey Local fire departments are critical to the success of Fire Prevention Week – we count on their participation and support each year to reach local communities with the campaign’s fire safety messages. In appreciation of those efforts,…

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Fire departments: Take the Fire Prevention Week Challenge and win!

By Lisa Braxton Take the Fire Prevention Week (FPW) 2015 Challenge. Help us reach more people with this year’s important message, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.” NFPA is looking for fire departments…

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Homebuilders take aim at home fire sprinkler proposal

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire sprinkler advocates in Florida probably saw this one coming. Last month, a news story highlighted the Floridian town of Estero, which has proposed a sprinkler ordinance for its new homes. This idea followed the success…

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Unsafe science

NFPA Journal, the award-winning magazine and official publication of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), turns up the heat on school lab safety in its September/October cover story, Hey Kids, Watch This. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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Find out what people say when Sparky asks, “How much time do you have to escape a home fire?”

By Susan McKelvey People may have as little as one to two minutes to safely escape a home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That’s information everyone should know. Unfortunately, not everyone does. As you’ll see in this…

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Gear up for FPW 2015 with NFPA’s must-haves

By Lisa Braxton If you take a peek inside of Sparky’s Coloring Book, you’ll be treated to a delightful story about a visit to a firehouse with Sparky the Fire Dog®. This “must-have” for Fire Prevention Week helps young kids…

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Country star donates smoke alarms to community

By Lisa Braxton Country singer and songwriter Chris Young has donated items for auction, raising money to secure musical instruments for children. He’s supported a children’s hospital and donated money to a school for the arts. His philanthropic efforts also…

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