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NFPA urges timely disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

By nfpa@jiveon.com With the holiday now behind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? The gifts have been removed from under the pine, the tree is swiftly losing its coat of green, and the needles are piling up…

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Make fire safety an important part of your New Year’s Eve party planning

By nfpa@jiveon.com Planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year? As you know, with New Year’s festivities comes cooking food, food and more food. Then there’s the decorations, the lights, and a house full of people. Have you…

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Watch the results of a Christmas tree fire in two homes, one with fire sprinklers and one without

By nfpa@jiveon.com During a news conference this week, fire sprinkler advocates in New Jersey demonstrated how quickly an unkempt Christmas tree can go up in flames. While underscoring holiday safety tips, they also highlighted how home fire sprinklers can extinguish…

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Cooking is a hallmark of the holiday season, but so is increased risk of cooking fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com As the holiday season reaches its zenith with family gatherings, festive activities and elaborate meals, let’s not forget about the importance of safety in the kitchen. The peak day for home cooking fires is Thanksgiving followed by Christmas…

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Join these safety advocates showing their support for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s small. It fits in the palm of your hand. It can save your life. Safety advocates across North America are posing with home fire sprinklers. These photos underscore the simplicity of this life-saving technology while urging Source::…

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Fire officials say Christmas tree lights sparked fatal fire in Utah

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Utah couple has died after faulty Christmas tree lights sparked a fire at their home just north of Salt Lake City. Investigators believe the husband and wife used a fire extinguisher to try to put out the…

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Father and son are hospitalized with CO poisoning, recognized the symptoms early enough to be saved

By nfpa@jiveon.com They were conscious and breathing when they arrived at the hospital–a father and son suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in their Euclid, Ohio, home last week. According to a news report, firefighters say they found CO levels…

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You’re a holiday decorating disaster if the following 9 moments happen to you…

By nfpa@jiveon.com 1) 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 Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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NFPA announces 68,085 U.S. firefighter injuries in latest report, reflecting third lowest injury rate since 1981

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its “U.S. Firefighter Injuries” report, which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty in 2015. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to NFPA’s annual U.S.…

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