In August’s issue of Safety Source: back to school safety for college students, new tip sheet, upcoming webinar

By nfpa@jiveon.com The August issue Safety Source. NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: Back to school safety for college students New safety tip sheet on marina and boating safety Details on…

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Sparky the Fire Dog highlights must-have Fire Prevention Week products in new video

By nfpa@jiveon.com Choosing items for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign just got easier thanks to Sparky the Fire Dog. Never one to shy away from the camera, Sparky takes center stage in a new video in which he highlights…

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LifeLock commercial makes humorous analogy between smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com While deeply passionate about a serious cause, our fire sprinkler advocates also have a hearty sense of humor. Get a chuckle from this 15-second commercial from LifeLock, an identity theft protection company: “Why monitor a Source:: NFPA –…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #46: Spends a day in historic Faneuil Hall Boston

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky traveled to Boston where he got to spend the day in the historic Faneuil Hall. The building itself was built in 1742, and is where they originally held town meetings for the people of Boston. The famed…

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Your feedback wanted! Help us improve our home fire sprinkler advocacy efforts

By nfpa@jiveon.com Now more than ever, it’s important for fire sprinkler advocates to have accurate and usable information underscoring the importance of adopting home fire sprinkler requirements. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative would like your thoughts on the Source:: NFPA –…

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Fire Prevention Week in a Box gets the community’s attention in Springfield, Massachusetts

By nfpa@jiveon.com Community-wide events are at the core of Fire Prevention Week activities in Springfield, Massachusetts. “When people see the banners and the materials we give out, we always get a big crowd,” says Springfield Fire Department Fire Source:: NFPA…

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Electrical fire in Maryland causes significant damage, death of pets

By nfpa@jiveon.com Two cats are dead in the aftermath of a fire at a townhouse this week in Edgewood, Maryland. According to WBFF-TV, the electrical fire caused $80,000 in structural damage, and $20,000 in content lost. The home’s smoke alarm…

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North Carolina residents will “party in the park” for Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com Lively music, food, and games are planned this October for the annual “Party in the Park” in Thomasville, North Carolina. Along with the fun, there will be a focus on family health and safety. The event is hosted…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #45: Sees the Eiffel Tower (in Las Vegas)

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky took a trip to go see the Eiffel Tower! The real Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the World’s Fair to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Republic. It took 2 years, 2 months and…

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Four decades since release of landmark “America Burning” report, has the country addressed its home fire problem?

By nfpa@jiveon.com With the 1973 release of the “America Burning” report, the nation got an exhaustive look at its fire problem. Forty three years later, is the country–more specifically, the country’s attempts to eliminate the burdens of home fires–progressing in…

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