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Country music artist joins campaign highlighting volunteer firefighters

By Lisa Braxton It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to turn on the radio and hear Kix Brooks, best known for having been one half of the award-winning country music duo, Brooks and Dunn. But these days you’re as…

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Prepare for emergencies on April 30 – National PrepareAthon! Day

By LisaMarie Sinatra On Saturday, April 30, FEMA is encouraging individuals and communities across the U.S. to take action to prepare for emergencies on National PrepareAthon! Day. Won’t you join us and others around the country to plan and practice…

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NFPA, Campus Firewatch, CPSC, and USFA promote See It Before You Sign It fire safety campaign to reduce off-campus fire deaths at U.S. college

As part of an effort to help reduce fire deaths on U.S. college campuses, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Campus Firewatch, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote See…

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‘See it Before You Sign it” campaign prompts parents/students to put safety first when looking for off-campus housing

By LisaMarie Sinatra Talk to any college student in the spring and you’ll quickly realize it’s an important time of year for them. In the midst of hair-raising finals, students are also frantically looking for off-campus housing for the upcoming…

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New law requires home buyers in one state to receive information on home fire sprinklers

By Fred Durso, Jr. A law passed in Delaware last year requires builders of one- and two-family homes to offer cost estimates for fire sprinklers to potential buyers. Moreover, the law also requires buyers to receive free, educational material on…

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NFPA announces recipients of the Fire Sprinkler Initiative’s Bringing Safety Home Grant

By Fred Durso, Jr. An live burn/sprinkler demonstration in Connecticut was made possible by NFPA’s 2015 Bringing Safety Home Grant NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative recently announced the winners of its Bringing Safety Home Grant, given to 15 recipients across North…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #5: Ride in Alaska’s Helo-2 helicopter

By Audrey Cooney Sparky checked off yet another bucket list item when he got to ride in Alaska’s Helo-2 search and rescue helicopter. Purchased in 2013, Helo-2 helps Alaska State Troopers cover the state’s vast expanses that would otherwise be…

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