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Firefighters say a carbon monoxide alarm saved the lives of an Arizona family

By Lisa Braxton Officials with the Peoria Fire Department, in Peoria, Arizona, say a crew responded to a home Thursday night when a family’s carbon monoxide (CO) alarm was sounding. According to FOX 10, Firefighters at the scene found high…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #12: Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World

By Audrey Cooney Sparky got to spend a day visiting Hersheypark and Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. Hersheypark, which opened in 1906, was founded by Milton Hershey as a leisure park for the employees of his chocolate company. Chocolate World,…

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Presented with the facts about fire sprinklers, city council passes ordinance requiring this safety feature in all new homes

By Fred Durso Washington State residents are celebrating a victory this month after the Camas City Council approved an ordinance to sprinkler the town’s new, one- and two-family homes. The Camas-Washougal Post-Record reports that this town is the first in…

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Celebrate Earth Day with Sparky the Fire Dog by completing our Earth Smarts checklist

By Lauren Backstrom It’s Earth Day, and Sparky loves to celebrate with fun activities that help the environment. His Cool-to-Do activity this month, ‘Earth Smarts,’ had some help from our friends on the Firewise team here at NFPA. The Firewise…

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Presented with the facts about fire sprinklers, city council passes ordinance requiring this safety feature in all new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Washington State residents are celebrating a victory this month after the Camas City Council approved an ordinance to sprinkler the town’s new, one- and two-family homes. This town is the first in Southwest Washington to pass such an…

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Providence firefighters offer fire safety tips to college students

By LisaMarie Sinatra Photo is part of a video produced by WPRI/Providence Providence, Rhode Island firefighters are urging college students who live in the city to practice fire safety as the school term comes to a close, according to WPRI…

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NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative has updated its quick quiz testing the public on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso Last year, NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative released a quiz gauging the public’s perception on home fire sprinklers and sprinkler requirements. Taken more than 2,000 times, the quiz has been a popular tool in getting fire sprinklers on…

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Kix Brooks Steps Up to Support Volunteer Firefighters

By Judy Comoletti The Step Up and Stand Out campaign has just released a radio public service announcement (psa) featuring Kix Brooks, nationally recognized country music artist, actor and film producer. The psa will air throughout the month of May…

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NFPA announces launch of life safety specialist certification for health care facility professionals

The program is the result of extensive market research that indicated a strong desire among health care facility professionals to have a credential that highlights their advanced knowledge of the many life safety challenges within a health care environment, and…

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In April’s issue of Safety Source: new tip sheet, off-campus housing safety campaign, Sparky’s Earth Day plans & more

By Lauren Backstrom The April issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New tip sheet on security bars Campaign prompts putting safety first when looking for off-campus housing…

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