Fire chiefs endorse position papers on civil unrest, behavioral health and unmanned aerial systems (UAS)

Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass.. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed the…

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Tulsa Fire Department considers NFPA Fire Prevention Week materials the winning ticket

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Tulsa Fire Department in Oklahoma has earned a reputation for designing attention-getting public education exhibits for community events. In fact, the department has won the most Educational Booth Awards at the Tulsa State Fair. A key ingredient…

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In September’s issue of Safety Source: video from Sparky, fire & life safety lessons about marijuana, updated educational messaging

By nfpa@jiveon.com The September issue Safety Source. NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: A video starring Sparky the Fire Dog that takes the fuss out of shopping for Fire Prevention Week…

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In latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, safety advocates urge public to take action against home fire after tragic event

By nfpa@jiveon.com In NFPA’s recent edition of its Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how a home fire that killed 10 people has prompted action in support of home fire sprinklers. You’ll also read about: a new whiteboard video that pitches…

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Fire department in Arkansas gears up for campaign with Fire Prevention Week in a Box

By nfpa@jiveon.com For close to a decade, the Greenwood Fire Department, of Greenwood, Arkansas, has been purchasing Fire Prevention Week products for a successful campaign. “NFPA always has the most comprehensive and well-organized fire prevention program on the Source:: NFPA…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #54: Visits Fenway Park & Sees the Green Monster

By nfpa@jiveon.com With NFPA headquartered in Quincy, MA – the Red Sox are technically Sparky’s home team. Between that and it’s iconic status as a ball park that can’t be missed, Sparky visited Fenway Park and saw the Green Monster…

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Possible fire sprinkler regulation gets full support from vocal fire chief

By nfpa@jiveon.com Building on momentum taking place in support of sprinklering new homes, a possible regulation in British Columbia aims to give communities the option to make this feature a requirement. Fully supporting this proposed regulation is Fire Chief Don…

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Updated educational messages document provides for easier navigation to topics

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s educational messaging has been updated. The NFPA Educational Messages 2016 Edition Desk Reference is now available. The Desk Reference provides fire and life safety educators with accurate and consistent language for use when providing Source:: NFPA –…

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One department’s Fire Prevention Week activities wouldn’t be complete without three essentials

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Angleton Volunteer Fire Department, of Angleton, Texas, orders Fire Prevention Week in a Box because it provides an efficient way to get the bulk of supplies needed while leaving ample time for planning Fire Prevention Week (FPW)…

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalize rule dealing with emergency preparedness

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the final rule requiring seventeen of the provider types governed under Medicare and Medicaid programs to establish a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. The regulations go into effect on November…

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