New York fire commissioner conducts safety event after three major fires caused by children

By nfpa@jiveon.com A push for fire safety in New York City is being renewed following recent fires caused by children. According to WABC-TV, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro is conducting a safety event today in Ozone Park, Queens. Nigro will urge…

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Magazine article highlights sprinkler coalition’s efforts to eliminate home fire problem

By nfpa@jiveon.com (The Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition was a 2016 recipient of NFPA’s Bringing Safety Home Grant. From left: NFPA Regional Director Randy Safer; coalition chairs Wendy Niles and Kingman Schuldt; and NFPA Regional Sprinkler Specialist Tim Travers) Source:: NFPA…

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Public education sessions are needed for NFPA’s 2017 Conference in Boston!

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s 2017 Conference and Expo will be held in Boston June 4-7. We are looking for dynamic speakers who will inspire an audience of fire and life safety educators. We invite you to submit a proposal for the…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #44: Visit the Idaho Potato Museum

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky took a trip Idaho and visited Idaho Potato Museum “The Potato Capital of the World”. Fun fact the world’s largest potato chip crisp was produced by the Pringles Company in Jackson, TN, in 1990. It measures 23”x…

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Five fire departments randomly selected to receive “FPW in a Box” after signing up for Domino’s Fire Prevention Week program

By nfpa@jiveon.com The five winners of Domino’s Fire Prevention Week sweepstakes have been announced! Between July 21 and August 6, fire departments that signed up to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week campaign this October were automatically entered into Source::…

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By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Fire chief: Start focusing on firefighter injury costs to boost acceptance of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following was written by Gregg Cleveland, fire chief of the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Fire Department and chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition: If you had a tool that could reduce fireground firefighter injuries by 65 percent,…

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St. Louis Fire Department finds the right combination of Fire Prevention Week materials to launch a successful campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com It looks to be a “banner year” for the St. Louis Fire Department in terms of Fire Prevention Week activities. The department has purchased eight FPW banners–one for each fire district, city hall, and fire department headquarters. In…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #43: Tours the Florida Everglades looking for some gators

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky travels to Florida to tour the Everglades National Park in efforts to find some alligators. The Everglades is a two million acre wetland ecosystem that reaches from central Florida, near Orlando, all the way south to Florida…

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If only all reporters covered home fires in this manner

By nfpa@jiveon.com Satisfying the goal of any good headline, this one grabbed my attention: “Sprinklers could have helped knock down home fire.” I was immediately impressed by the journalist’s approach to this story. He/she could have easily followed the format…

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