Firefighter injured on the job speaks out in support of home fire sprinkler bill

By Fred Durso, Jr. Do you know Paul Machado? We introduced him to our growing army of sprinkler advocates earlier this year, the first in a series of new Faces of Fire profiles highlighting fire service members impacted by fire.…

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NFPA and USFA launch “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires” campaign to promote home fire safety during winter months

The weather outside may be frightful this winter, but a fire in your home is far from delightful. Unfortunately, the risk of home fire does increase during the winter months: December, January, February and March are the leading months for…

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Tis the season for a free webinar: preparing for a winter storm and the holidays

By LisaMarie Sinatra How prepared are you for the holidays? For what Mother Nature will most likely throw at us this winter? Not so sure? Then you won’t want to miss FEMA’s upcoming free webinar, “‘Tis the Season: Preparing for…

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Historic fire is a reminder of the importance of Christmas tree safety

By Lisa Braxton One of the deadliest Christmas tree fires on record occurred almost 25 years ago when a Michigan father and six of his children were killed after the Christmas tree caught fire and the fire spread throughout the…

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NFPA shares with Martha Stewart 8 simple fire safety tips to follow this holiday season

By LisaMarie Sinatra With Thanksgiving in our rear view mirror (already???), it’s now fast forward all the way to Hanukkah and Christmas! And as a content partner with our friends at Read our latest blog and get eight simple fire-safety…

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Groundbreaking report examines public opinion of home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Until recently, there was no sound literature documenting why homeowners opt to purchase a home with fire sprinklers, their opinions on these devices, or how their opinions relate to policies supporting mandatory sprinkler requirements. Identifying this…

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Unsafe Science . . .pass it on! How students may be at risk for injuries in the classroom.

By Meredith Hawes The September NFPA Journal Story “Hey Kids Watch This” brought the trend of disastrous science experiments in the U.S. onto my radar. As a former classroom, and fire & life safety educator, the idea of unknowingly putting…

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Latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter underscores state sprinkler requirement threatened by new legislation

By Fred Durso, Jr. In the latest issue of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about anti-sprinkler legislation filed in Maryland, one of two states with a requirement to sprinkler all new homes. (California is the other.) You’ll also read…

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Remembering When gets boost from top doc

By Lisa Braxton I don’t know if U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., is familiar with NFPA’s Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults, but with the Call to Action he issued this fall, he’s encouraging…

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Fire in the Northwest is a reminder to practice safety while heating

By Lisa Braxton Fire investigators in Spokane, Washington, have determined that a fireplace and chimney were to blame for a house fire last week. Spokane firefighters were able to keep the home from burning to the ground. The three people…

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