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Recognizing Remembering When in Texas

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

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Here’s how to put safety on the menu this Thanksgiving

By nfpa@jiveon.com Many of us are planning our menus and making shopping lists. It’s a good idea to review basic safety tips before the cooking begins. NFPA’s Thanksgiving Safety tip sheet reminds us of the importance of safety in the…

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Three people hurt in food truck fire on college campus in Washington, D.C.

By nfpa@jiveon.com Three people are hurt, two critically, after a food truck caught fire Wednesday afternoon on the campus of George Washington University. According to NBC Washington 4, the food truck caught fire on the 2100 block of H Street…

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At fire scenes, are we doing a good job mentioning the presence–or lack thereof–of home fire sprinklers?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here’s a commentary of a home fire that occurred earlier this year and killed five people in Virginia. The commentary focuses on the Chesterfield County Fire and EMS Department doing all they could to save the residents, but…

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Fried turkey for Thanksgiving? Leave it to the pros

By nfpa@jiveon.com Years ago, before I came to NFPA, I had a co-worker who grew excited days before Thanksgiving regaling us with stories about the deep-fried turkey he would make. He’d tell us how moist and flavorful it would be…

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From a “snotty, angry, bitter woman” to one of North America’s biggest advocates for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com There were no screams, no pain. Pamela Elliott can’t even recall the smoke or flames that enveloped her bedroom inside her West Virginia home as she awoke that April day in 1959. Elliott does remember a young man,…

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New tip sheet takes the guesswork out of disposing of old smoke alarms

By nfpa@jiveon.com When it’s time to replace the smoke alarm it’s important to get rid of it properly. How to dispose of it depends on the type of alarm you have. Ionization smoke alarms, which are generally more responsive to…

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Thanksgiving: a time for thanks and the recognition of fire-safe cooking practices

By nfpa@jiveon.com I have to admit, it feels like yesterday that we were sunning on the beach and enjoying the spoils of summer, but here we are a week and a half away from one of the biggest cooking (and…

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Thanksgiving leading day for home cooking fires: nearly four times as many cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day

FThanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home…

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Take action today to help maintain life-saving code requirement for home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com We need your help to defeat a code proposal that would eliminate a crucial requirement to fire sprinkler all new dwellings. Final action voting for the next edition of the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Residential Source:: NFPA…

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