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Sparky checks off bucket list items #56 & #57: Visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center & Experiences Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky “blasted” off two bucket list items after visiting NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and experiencing Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Sparky got to explore NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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New chart from the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition showcases speed of today’s home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com Just how quickly do home fires become deadly? The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has developed a new home fire timeline to show growth of a fire with and without fire sprinklers. During the first 90 seconds after…

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Most home fires result from five general causes

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

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Following statement from sprinkler opponent that “nobody is dying in new homes,” child dies from fire in home built just months ago

By nfpa@jiveon.com A six-year-old girl from Connecticut recently died in a fire in a home built only months ago. Her mother is in serious condition. The incident negates persistent claims made by fire sprinkler opponents that smoke alarms and other…

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How often do smoke alarms need to be replaced? A national survey shows most Americans don’t know

How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that nine out of 10 Americans don’t know how often…

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Research sheds new light on effectiveness of smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Research is again confirming a noteworthy reduction in life safety risks when smoke alarms and fire sprinklers are present at home. Taking a 28-year look at fire incident reports in British Columbia, a new report produced by the…

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Fire Prevention Week materials featured during U.S. Senate safety fair

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA recently participated in the U.S. Senate Office of the Sergeant at Arms 10th Annual National Preparedness Month Fair, designed to educate Senate staff on the importance of emergency preparedness at work and at home. The NFPA table…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com As Fire Prevention Week fast approaches, it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on how this commemoration came to be the longest running health and safety observance on record, and a Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #55: Finishes an entire crossword puzzle

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky didn’t have to travel too far (NFPA Lounge) in checking off another accomplishment for his bucket list by completing an entire crossword puzzle! Sparky did enjoy his time reading the clues, figuring out answers and either writing…

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Sparky the Fire Dog gets a jump-start on Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com In Smithfield, Rhode Island, Sparky the Fire Dog® couldn’t wait to begin making the rounds for Fire Prevention Week(FPW), so he’s already kicked off his school visits. He’s pictured above with preschoolers at Greenville Nursery Source:: NFPA –…

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