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NPFA continues the conversation about hoarding

By Meredith Hawes In February of 2012 NFPA published a journal article on hoarding – The Dangers of Too Much Stuff. It remains one of the top Journal stories, as it featured a topic that had long been a known…

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New NFPA research underscores America’s home fire problem

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA’s recently released report, “Fire Loss in the United States During 2014,” is a grim reminder of the annual losses experienced by home fires. Culling through the data, one thing is definite: home fires are still…

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Ensure that the Halloween holiday is safe

By Lisa Braxton Halloween is a fun and spooky time of the year for kids who love to dress up and get lots of treats to eat. It’s also the perfect time to remind everyone about trick-or-treating safely. For anyone…

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Will Canadian Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau move into a sprinklered home?

By Fred Durso, Jr. Canada’s version of the White House, 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa is the official residence of the country’s prime minister. But don’t expect recently elected Justin Trudeau to call it home just yet. The 34-room residence…

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Just installed smoke alarms credited with alerting family to fire

By Lisa Braxton Smoke alarms installed in a South Lubbock, Texas, home are credited with saving the family inside when a fire damaged the home last week. According to KAMC News, officials with the American Red Cross say that the…

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NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety announce winners of 2015 Campus Fire Safety for Students Contest

The two-tiered contest, which ran September 1 – 25 in conjunction with Campus Fire Safety Month, targeted students currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning and was created to help raise awareness of campus fires and encourage students to…

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Court’s reversal of state sprinkler requirement underscored in latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By Fred Durso, Jr. In the latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how a Minnesota appeals court overturned the state’s home fire sprinkler requirement the day before a Minnesota father and his two sons died in a…

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Comment period is now open on NFPA educational messages

By Lisa Braxton The messages contained in the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference are used throughout NFPA’s educational programs, curricula, and handouts and provide fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when providing safety information…

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Enjoy a safe Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number…

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Sprinkler coalition kickoff event demonstrates the power and speed of today’s home fires

By Fred Durso, Jr. Introducing the New Hampshire Fire Sprinkler Coalition, which now joins 26 other U.S. coalitions that are increasing awareness of and support for home fire sprinklers. During a public event last month in Concord, New Hampshire, the…

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