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Community’s extensive study and advocacy for home fire sprinklers leads to major victory

By Fred Durso, Jr. Fire safety advocates in Florida are reaping the fruits of their labor following a well-thought-out push for home fire sprinklers. This month, Estero Fire District in Florida unanimously voted that fire sprinklers be included in all…

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Campaign increases awareness of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide exposure

By Lisa Braxton Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is underway in many communities. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness that carbon monoxide (CO) can kill. More than 400 people die each year in the United States from CO…

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Sprinkler advocacy at its best: NFPA and HFSC honor fire chief for his relentless support of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) awarded Fire Chief Brian Leahy from the Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Fire Department with the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award, presented at the Fire Sprinkler Initiative…

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It’s not too late to get FPW materials

By Lisa Braxton “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” The 2015 Fire Prevention Week theme is a great reminder about smoke alarm safety and the importance of location. It’s also a message that…

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Three NFPA certifications now provide Pro Board Accreditation

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the recognition of its certification team as a Pro Board accredited entity. Candidates who successfully complete the NFPA process for the Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), or the…

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Comprehensive fire safety curriculum now available in Spanish

By Lisa Braxton NFPA’s Learn Not to Burn® Preschool Program is available for download in English and Spanish. The behaviors and strategies addressed in the program are guided by research related to fire and life safety messaging and young children,…

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Sparky’s free trivia app now available

By Lisa Braxton Sparky the Fire Dog’s ® new free trivia app, Sparky’s Brain Busters, challenges students to work alone or team up with friends and classmates to answer questions on standards-aligned subjects like math, science, pop culture and fire…

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Sparky’s free trivia app now available

By Lisa Braxton Sparky the Fire Dog’s ® new free trivia app, Sparky’s Brain Busters, challenges students to work alone or team up with friends and classmates to answer questions on standards-aligned subjects like math, science, pop culture and fire…

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Sparky’s free trivia app now available

By Lisa Braxton Sparky the Fire Dog’s ® new free trivia app, Sparky’s Brain Busters, challenges students to work alone or team up with friends and classmates to answer questions on standards-aligned subjects like math, science, pop culture and fire…

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Minnesota court overturns fire sprinkler requirement same week home fire kills father and two children

By Fred Durso, Jr. Delivering a blow to Minnesota’s fire safety advocates, the state’s Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to sprinkler all new, one- and two-family homes greater than 4,500…

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