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Building officials, water purveyors, and politicians get schooled on home fire sprinklers and NFPA 13D during informative event

By Fred Durso, Jr. In a span of only four hours, safety advocates in Connecticut debunked myths, highlighted the facts, and initiated stunned glances during a demonstration and educational event promoting home fire sprinklers. Hosted by the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler…

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9 Signs You’re a Holiday Decorating Disaster…

By LisaMarie Sinatra Your cat lets you know he’s delighted you’ve finally bought some great toys! Keep pets and children at least three feet away from burning candles and electrical cords to prevent burns and electrical fires. That ever-growing pile…

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Dan Doofus highlights holiday safety in new video

By Lisa Braxton NFPA’s lovable Dan Doofus is back in a new video, “Yule Light Up My Life,” to remind us how to have a fire-safe holiday with just a few simple steps. The Dan Doofus series is intended to…

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Live burn shows just how quickly Christmas tree fires can turn devastating and deadly

By Susan McKelvey The devastating damage Christmas tree fires can inflict on people and property – and just how quickly it can happen – were vividly demonstrated during a live burn event on Monday at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety…

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Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury, recently elected new officers and members to its Board of Directors

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury, recently elected new officers and members to its Board of Directors. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Vice President of Outreach…

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ASIS and NFPA to launch Active Shooter Initiative at January stakeholder meeting

he National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS), the preeminent fire protection and security associations, have launched a joint initiative to address active shooter incidents. The two ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations recognize the need to collectively address the…

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Burn survivor from The Station Nightclub Fire now NFPA’s newest blogger and fire sprinkler champion

By Fred Durso, Jr. If there was ever a story underscoring the atrocities of fire, this is it. Rob Feeney was at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, the night a fire claimed the lives of 100 people,…

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Child with severe burns only wants cards for Christmas

By Lisa Braxton A little girl in New York state with burns over 75 percent of her body has only one wish for Christmas this year–enough cards to fill her aunt’s card tree. According to WGN-TV, two years ago, Safyre…

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Fire service version of holiday standard puts entertaining spin on fire safety

By Lisa Braxton The holiday wish for Barrie Fire and Emergency Service of Ontario is for all residents to have a merry, bright and safe holiday season. In cooperation with Rogers TV a new holiday video has been created to…

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101 Toronto fire inspectors kick off Ontario’s “12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety”

By Lisa Braxton The Toronto Fire Services officially launched Ontario’s 4th annual “12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety” campaign today with its largest-ever public assembly of fire inspectors at the Scarborough Town Centre in Toronto. The 101 Fire Inspectors joined…

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