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The disastrous consequences of lightweight construction and modern home furnishings under fire

By Fred Durso, Jr. I mentioned in a previous post that fire does not burn any differently than it ever has. This statement is based on the fact that fire is a science. With that being said, I’m about to…

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NFPA’s spooky fire safety tips featured on Martha Stewart Living

By LisaMarie Sinatra As I have mentioned in past posts, NFPA has been working with the folks at Martha Stewart Living to provide important fire safety tips for all of the projects and activities we do at home and with…

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Large print option now available for Remembering When

By Lisa Braxton Portions of Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, are now available in large print. The Fire and Fall Prevention Brochure, a double-sided brochure ready-to-print on 8 ½” x 14” paper, and the…

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Safety advocates across North America obtain invaluable advice during NFPA home sprinkler summit

By Fred Durso, Jr. Burn survivor Boyd Smith received a standing ovation following his presentation on a home fire that forever altered his life Despite what the opposition says, support for home fire sprinklers is spreading throughout North America. How…

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Take Action, pets safety and preparedness featured on Pet Life Radio

By LisaMarie Sinatra In September, NFPA launched its newest wildfire safety campaign for youth called TakeAction. As part of the campaign, we focus on one of our favorite things in the world – our pets (check out our recent blogs…

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Members of South Korea fire service consider NFPA highlight of United States visit

By Lisa Braxton It’s fun having out-of-town guests. There’s the preparation to make sure they’ll feel welcomed, and the excitement as their arrival time approaches. We at NFPA are in this position on a regular basis, hosting visitors, not only…

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Conference and Expo attendees “Hear the Beep” and head over to the NFPA booth

By Lisa Braxton This year’s FireShows™West Conference and Expo attracted more than 1,000 participants and many of them learned something they didn’t already know about NFPA. The NFPA booth at the expo last week was a popular destination for attendees.…

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Elementary school wins first place in FPW bulletin board contest

By Lisa Braxton Polo Ridge Elementary School, in Charlotte, North Carolina, won first place in the Charlotte Fire Department’s 25th Annual Bulletin Board Contest. According to the fire department, the first-place win included a surprise awards ceremony at the school…

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Smoke alarm donations help fire departments: HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP!

By Kelly Ransdell Kidde Fire Safety in partnership with Home Depot has been hosting Operation Save a Life in cities across the United States to make sure that fire departments have smoke alarms for their outreach to families. This week,…

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The simple truth about home fire sprinkler maintenance

By Fred Durso, Jr. Truth be told, you’re more likely to spend more time and possibly money maintaining your car annually than you would your home’s fire sprinklers. “Frequent, expensive maintenance” is what sprinkler opponents say is needed on an…

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