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National Campus Fire Safety Month Quiz/Sweepstakes raises student awareness of cooking fire hazards on college campuses during September and October

According to NFPA’s recent report, “Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities and Barracks,” between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 3,970 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and other related properties. Approximately seven…

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Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito declares September Campus Fire Safety Month

By nfpa@jiveon.com Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito declared September Campus Fire Safety Month at an event held today at the State House. Lieutenant Governor Polito joined fire safety advocates and building officials in their call for greater awareness of Source::…

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Newly formed coalition showcases home fire sprinklers to state fair attendees

By nfpa@jiveon.com “Today’s fire is not your grandma’s fire” was the theme of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration that took place recently in Rapid City, South Dakota. In front of a large crowd, members of the newly formed South Dakota…

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NFPA provides Fire Prevention Week in a Box to Explorer program awardees

By nfpa@jiveon.com The National Volunteer Fire Council’s Junior Firefighter Program of the Year Award, sponsored by Tyco, honors a junior firefighter program or Explorer Post that has demonstrated significant community impact, innovation, and creativity. Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Sparky Checks off bucket list item #47: Visits Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi”

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi to visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley. He was born on January 8, 1935 to his parents Vernon and Gladys Presley. Elvis had a passion for music and often seen carrying a guitar…

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5 grilling tips to keep you fire safe this Labor Day weekend

By nfpa@jiveon.com Where did the summer go? For most of us, the month of August has just flown by! But here we are approaching Labor Day weekend and NFPA knows that many of you, like us, are getting ready for…

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Couple rushed to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating

By nfpa@jiveon.com A weekend boating excursion took a bad turn when a man and woman had to be rushed to the hospital suffering from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. According to Delmarva Public Radio, the two suffered CO poisoning while boating…

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Ernest Mitchell, Jr. named Honorary Member of Metro Chiefs

Chief Mitchell, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration, is the third person to have received this prestigious honor in the Metro’s 51-year history. Metro President Rhoda Mae Kerr, Fire Chief for the…

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Important steps to keep residents safer from electrical hazards in flood-affected areas

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to the Red Cross, the historic flood that has devastated Louisiana in recent weeks is now considered the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy four years ago. And with scattered rain still affecting…

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NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter highlights progress–or lack thereof–in home fire protection since landmark “America Burning” report

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to a safety advocate, one of the most crucial recommendations pertaining to fire sprinklers in a pivotal 1973 report has not only been ignored but regulated away. Read his commentary about the landmark “America Burning” report in…

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