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Safety is the cornerstone of NFPA’s Halloween-related materials

By nfpa@jiveon.com Every year Halloween brings out excited children dressed in costumes running door-to-door to trick-or-treat as well as adults who dress up and head out to parties or make their own rounds through the neighborhood to acquire a sack…

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Sparky’s website gets a makeover, easing navigation to favorite activities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky.org is sporting a new look and now it’s easier than ever to gain access to all of Sparky’s® favorite activities. All games, apps, videos, and activities are in one place. The new YouTube channel is the place…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #61: Reads the entire 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky didn’t have to do much traveling today to cross bucket list item #61 off his list! NFPA’s National Electrical Code is adopted in all 50 states, and is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection…

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Why the notion that “newer homes are safer homes” is nonsense

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following was written by Gregg A. Cleveland, fire chief of the La Crosse, Wisconsin, Fire Department and chair of the Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Coalition: “Newer homes are safer homes” is a main argument from homebuilders pertaining to…

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Here’s a case study on a town that has successfully adopted a fire sprinkler requirement and countered opponents’ claims

By nfpa@jiveon.com Responding to a commentary that questioned the necessity of requirements for home fire sprinklers, a fire official has given solid facts on why this requirement has been a tremendous benefit in his town. Years ago, Rockland, Maine, adopted…

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Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow and Junior bring Fire Prevention Week to life in Gig Harbor, Washington

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Prevention Week is off to a great start at Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, in Gig Harbor, Washington. FPW began with a scarecrow display at the annual Scarecrow Festival early this month. Using this year’s Fire…

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Operation Save A Life kicks off in North Carolina

By nfpa@jiveon.com Each year during Fire Prevention Week, fire departments and county fire marshal offices get a boost because WTVD11 and Kidde Fire Safety team up to donate smoke alarms as part of the Operation Save a Life Initiative. Today…

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NFPA and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort join forces on Firefighter Fridays

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are hosting a Firefighter Fridays campaign throughout the month of October at the popular Winter Haven, Fla. theme park. Collaborating with Polk County firefighters, NFPA and LEGOLAND Florida Resort will…

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Sparky checks off bucket list item #60: Rides on a fire boat

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky visits the Boston Fire Department where he was able to ride on the fire boat called Marine 1. The Marine 1 fire boat joined the Boston Fire Department in 2011, replacing fire boat Firefighter. Sparky is lucky…

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Fire Prevention Week open house is a popular draw in Westminster, Colorado

By nfpa@jiveon.com If this Saturday’s open house is anything like last week’s, the Westminster Fire Department, Westminster, Colorado, can anticipate a full house. According to fire department Public Education Officer and current NFPA Fire and Life Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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