Electrical Safety Month campaign points to electrical outlets; how not to overload your home

By nfpa@jiveon.com Take a look around your home. How many devices do you have that require electricity? Cell phones and computers, televisions, lamps, kitchen appliances and the like, right? In short, we have A LOT of things in our home…

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NFPA member section official inspires legislative move to address firefighter cancer cases

By nfpa@jiveon.com Brian McQueen, a director on the NFPA Education Section, was featured last week in an article published in USA TODAY about firefighter cancer cases. Federal legislation has been announced that would establish a National Firefighter Cancer Registry and…

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In May’s issue of Safety Source: updated NFPA messaging, National Electrical Safety Month & more

By nfpa@jiveon.com The May issue Safety Source. NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: NFPA’s updated messaging around sleeping with a door closed National Electrical Safety Month Keeping grilling fire safety in…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #21: Visit the National Fire Dog Monument

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky visited the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington, D.C. The monument was designed to honor arson dogs, also known as accelerant detection canines, who are trained to sniff out evidence that a fire was started intentionally. The…

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Celebrate Older Americans Month with Remembering When

By nfpa@jiveon.com May is Older Americans Month. As we celebrate this time set aside for honoring older Americans and their contributions to communities and the nation, we can also celebrate trends in life expectancy. Americans are living longer than ever…

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Free webinar: The fire concerns with lightweight construction, today’s homebuilding material

By nfpa@jiveon.com When compared to its older counterparts, today’s homebuilding material offers a more economical and environmentally friendly way of crafting new dwellings. A lesser-known fact is the dramatic way these materials respond to fire. NFPA’s Fire Source:: NFPA –…

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The power of petitions: A simple task to gain community support for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last month, chickens across the country rejoiced. An environmental group alerted consumers to less-than-humane practices taking place by a Texas-based supermarket chain. The company secured eggs from caged chickens, which the group called “one of Source:: NFPA –…

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Fire and fall prevention initiative gains momentum with Remembering When training

By nfpa@jiveon.com Coalition building is the centerpiece of a successful combination smoke alarm/older adult fire and fall prevention program in Casper, Wyoming. The National Senior Fall and Fire Prevention Coalition includes Casper Fire-EMS, Reveille Rotary, AARP, Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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Maryland fire service group secures Bringing Safety Home Award following defeat of state anti-sprinkler bill

By nfpa@jiveon.com Stephan Cox (left) and Richard Smith with the Maryland State Firemen’s Association accept the 2016 Bringing Safety Home Award from Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy and president of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition. NFPA’s…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #20: Catch a ride in an Air Force B-1B Lancer

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky checked off yet another item from his bucket list when he hitched a ride on a B-1B Lancer, a US Air Force bomber, at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The base has been in use…

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