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Not immune to anti-sprinkler rhetoric, Hawaiian safety advocates fight for safer homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo courtesy of and copyright (Jack Moreh), Free Range Stock, www.freerangestock.com America’s 50th state has the same pushback for sprinkler requirements experienced by its mainland counterparts. Using its clout in the Hawaii State Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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NFPA takes the fuss out of fundraising for your Fire Prevention Week campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com Engaging your community in this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign will ensure that more homes are protected from fire. If you don’t have all of the resources you need to promote FPW, consider reaching out for assistance. Local…

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National observance offers occasion for coloring with Sparky and learning about fire safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com August 2 has been dubbed a day to relax and color. National Coloring Book Day has been around for years. People gather for coloring parties at libraries, community centers, coffee shops and in private homes. These days the…

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City focuses on fire sprinklers after blazes displace hundreds

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following a series of fires that have left hundreds homeless, San Francisco’s officials plan to research the increased use of fire sprinklers. Recent fires in the Mission District have prompted this investigation; according to a recent news Source::…

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Chirping alarm offers reminder of importance of Fire Prevention Week messages

By nfpa@jiveon.com After I arrived at my parents’ house last week for a much-needed vacation, I realized almost immediately that the relaxation portion of the trip would have to wait. My mother was preparing dinner, the doorbell was ringing, announcing…

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Both night and day, Fire Safety Summit draws enthusiastic crowd

By nfpa@jiveon.com Note: NFPA Division Manager for Public Education, Judy Comoletti, took a few moments away from the summit today to send us this blog post on the latest activity at the event. Day 2 of the Alabama Fire Safety…

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Want to attend the 2016 Remembering When Training Conference? Hurry up!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here at NFPA, we’ve got a calendar with big red circles around the date of August 15, 2016. That’s the last day we’ll be accepting applications for the Remembering When™ Scholarship Conference. NFPA is selecting teams to Source::…

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Firewise Communities Program offers online wildfire safety toolkit

The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program has published an updated Firewise Toolkit aimed at homeowners and other wildfire stakeholders interested in learning how to reduce wildfire risk. The Toolkit is available online and free of charge. Source::…

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Oregon couple wins contest, receives free home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Mike and Judy Hall (left) were the winners of a free home fire sprinkler installation A family’s newly sprinklered home is the outcome of a unique partnership between the fire service, a sprinkler installer, and a homebuilder. The…

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Fire Prevention Week materials offer unique ways to address audiences

By nfpa@jiveon.com The evening of May 25, 2016, was a special time for me. It was when I pulled out of a car dealership behind the wheel of a brand new sporty sedan and left my rusted out “tin can…

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