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Dozens evacuated due to elevated levels of carbon monoxide

By Lisa Braxton Residents of a five-story apartment building in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, were evacuated this week because of elevated carbon monoxide (CO) readings. Firefighters had responded to a CO alarm. Elevated levels were detected immediately upon firefighters entering…

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Prior to building code update, fire official makes compelling case for home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. Brad Carroll gave elected and building officials in Rock Springs, Wyoming, something to think about following an educational presentation on home fire sprinklers he gave them in January. The topic apparently struck such a chord with…

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Family underscores reality of home fires following their escape and death of two loved ones

By Fred Durso, Jr. Jed Boucher’s foray into safety advocacy followed one of the most horrific moments of his life. The unfortunate outcome of a fire in his home last year was the loss of the structure and the deaths…

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NFPA announces national anthem singer contest for 2016 Conference and Expo

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its third annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 13, 2016. Solo…

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New edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter underscores safety advocates rallying against anti-sprinkler legislation

By Fred Durso, Jr. In the latest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about a new push from some of Maryland’s biggest names in fire safety (and a few new ones) to fight anti-sprinkler legislation there. There are…

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Fire officials say sky lantern started 15-acre Wisconsin fire

By Lisa Braxton According to Madison, Wisconsin, television station, WKOW 27, a candlelight hike at a park turned dangerous Saturday night, after brush caught fire and flames quickly took off. Sun Prairie fire officials say the fire at McCarthy Youth…

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