Night School is Back in Session: Helping Fire Departments Get Fire Safety Training

By Kelly Ransdell After working all day, volunteer and career firefighters joined NFPA for a fire safety workshop in Jacksonville, NC. With the new ISO changes that allow fire departments to include their fire safety programs as part of their…

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NFPA emphasizes importance of electrical fire safety during National Electrical Safety Month

Electricity plays a major role in our daily lives but we can often take its power and the convenience it provides, along with its potential for fire-related hazards, for granted. That is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #16: Visit St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

By Audrey Cooney Sparky visited New Orleans’ St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the country. While the current cathedral was built in 1783, residents of New Orleans have worshiped at that site since 1718. Since…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #16: Visit St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky visited New Orleans’ St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the country. While the current cathedral was built in 1783, residents of New Orleans have worshiped at that site since 1718. Since that…

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NFPA announces “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as official theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes…

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“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016

By Susan McKelvey NFPA has officially announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a…

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Sprinkler ordinance repealed following homebuilder’s lawsuit

By nfpa@jiveon.com Seven months after the Estero Fire Rescue District passed a life-saving ordinance to sprinkler its town’s new homes, it has decided to repeal it. As reported on this blog, two homebuilding associations in Florida filed a lawsuit challenging…

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Sprinkler ordinance repealed following homebuilder’s lawsuit

By Fred Durso Seven months after the Estero Fire Rescue District passed a life-saving ordinance to sprinkler its town’s new homes, it has decided to repeal it. As reported on this blog, two homebuilding associations in Florida filed a lawsuit…

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“Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” is theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has officially announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent…

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Celebrate the benefits of pets while being mindful of fire safety

By Lisa Braxton On April 12th, my husband and I celebrated our cat, Savannah’s, second birthday. As we marked the occasion, we reflected on how fast she grew from kitten to full-sized cat. Little did we know that only a…

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