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How Operation-Save-a-Life, Saves Lives

By Meredith Hawes About 3,000 lives continue to be lost each year to fire in the U.S., and the majority of those deaths occur in homes, where people feel they are the safest. More than one-third (37%) of U.S. home…

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Pro Board recognizes fire service training agencies for Accreditation and Re Accreditation

At its annual Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Florida, the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, The Pro Board, formally recognized the accreditation of the following fire service training agencies Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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National expert on fire prevention visits NFPA headquarters to promote home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Images of firefighter Phil Tammaro’s injuries flashed on screens filling one of NFPA’s conference rooms. Photos showcased burns on his legs he sustained at two years old during a 1971 home fire. For four decades, doctors…

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Burn awareness campaign gets underway

By Lisa Braxton Burn Awareness Week, which begins Monday, February 1, is an opportunity for burn, and fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message. The National Scald Prevention Campaign Steering Committee…

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You have only one more week to apply for NFPA’s public education grant

By Lisa Braxton One more week remains before the deadline to apply for the Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. Named in honor of Rolf H. Jensen, a leading authority on fire protection engineering, the grant is awarded annually…

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Partnership announces 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Awardees

The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee has announced the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Award winners. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for the innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire preparedness. Source:: NFPA – News…

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Now is the time for the fire service to collectively embrace home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. The following was written by NFPA blogger Rick Ennis: After writing six blog posts, I wanted to pause to reflect. If you have been a regular reader, thanks! Hopefully, you have caught on to the theme…

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At Least 6 Die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After Massive Snowstorm

By Lisa Braxton At least six people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the wake of a massive blizzard that pounded the Eastern portion of the U.S. The deaths have many fire departments, including some in the Washington, D.C.…

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NFPA’s new online community, NFPA Xchange, keeps you up-to-date on the latest codes and standards information

NFPA Xchange™, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) new, free online community, lets you connect with professionals worldwide, explore content, share ideas, and ask questions. As the latest way to stay up-to-date on codes and standards related information, NFPA Xchange…

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In a state updating its building code, advocates hand deliver more than 2,000 letters of support for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Some might have simply accepted a code-making body’s ruling to not sprinkler all new homes. But that’s not what’s occurring in New York. Armed with more than 2,000 letters from New York residents supporting sprinklers, members…

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