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Cooking safely with portable grills and Martha Stewart

By nfpa@jiveon.com Planning an overnight camping trip? Going for a picnic in the park or on the beach? Or maybe you’re heading to a tailgating party over the next few weeks. No matter what outdoor event you organize, food is…

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Following deadly home fire, safety advocate crafts important message on home fire sprinklers to media

By nfpa@jiveon.com Justin Smith, chair of the Wyoming Fire Sprinkler Coalition, was recently interviewed by an NBC affiliate following the deaths of two people from a home fire. Watch the clip, and notice how Smith used this tragedy to delicately…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #23: Tour the New England Maple Museum in Vermont

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky visited the new England Maple Museum, located in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Vermont. The Museum traces the history of maple sugaring through 200 years, beginning with Native Americans discovering how to cook sap into…

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Side-by-side fires to be set by the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition to help residents understand risks and home safety technology

“Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it,” says Keith Flood, chairman of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition. That’s why the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition will intentionally light two fires in front of a live audience on Wednesday,…

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Fun facts on America’s love affair with their grill and a few fire safety tips

By nfpa@jiveon.com Memorial Day is a few days away and we’re all clamoring to get outside and start entertaining, right? To this end, I came across this great article in Forbes Magazine recently called, “The United States of Barbecue –…

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Manitoba leaders seek to install smoke alarms for every family

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner, Red River Mutual insurance agency, Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund, and the Manitoba Association of Fire Chiefs have teamed up to implement a smoke alarm installation program–Smoke Alarms for Every Source:: NFPA…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #22: Cruise through the Harley Davidson Museum

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky visited the Harley Davidson Museum, situated near downtown Milwaukee. The museum features over 450 motorcycles and related artifacts, including Serial Number One, the oldest known Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Outside the museum, you can see a Source:: NFPA –…

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Now accepting public comments for the next edition of NFPA 13D, the residential sprinkler standard

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s Standards Council recently issued the 2016 edition of NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. It’s already time to consider the next edition of the standard! NFPA is currently accepting…

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First community in Canadian province aims to sprinkler all of its new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Canadian community is one step closer toward building safer homes. Reported by the Winnipeg Free Press, the Council for the Rural Municipality of St. Clements in the Canadian province of Manitoba unanimously approved the second reading of…

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Metro Chiefs meet in Long Beach California

The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2016 annual conference in Long Beach, California from May 13-18. Approximately 120 Metro Chiefs from Australia,…

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