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Kidde recalls millions of combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

By nfpa@jiveon.com Kidde is recalling millions of NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms sold in the United States and Canada. According to Consumer Affairs, the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of…

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Grade level 2 of Learn Not to Burn is now available

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has just added another grade level to its Learn Not to Burn® fire safety educational program for children. Learn Not to Burn Grade 2 is available on Sparky School House. The program presents six fire safety messages…

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

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Thanksgiving holiday is a time filled with thoughts of gratitude, an appreciation of family and friends, memorable moments, and fun activities. It is also a good time to review safety in the kitchen. Thanksgiving is the leading…

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In the fight for home fire sprinklers, here’s why we need a unified voice

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following was written by Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy: Sprinklers have been around for more than 100 years. They are effective and affordable and have been included in all model building codes since…

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NFPA’s “Needs Assessment Survey of the U.S. Fire Service” report cites extensive needs and challenges facing today’s fire service

Fire service needs are extensive for fire departments of all sizes and in every area, including staffing, training, facilities, apparatus, personal protective equipment (PPE); and health and wellness. Overall, the smaller the community protected, the greater the need. These findings…

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This is what NFPA found when it surveyed America’s state fire marshals on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA recently convened some of America’s top fire safety leaders during its State Fire Marshals Forum held in Quincy, Massachusetts. Presenting to the group was NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative team, which gauged their opinions on home fire Source::…

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Members of St. Louis Fire Department install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in more than a thousand homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com The St. Louis Fire Department conducted its two-day semi-annual “smoke alarm blitz” this past weekend. Done in partnership with the Eastern Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, the blitz featured the installation of 10-year battery Source:: NFPA…

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Media, fire service turn out to underscore new study on economic impact of fire in unsprinklered homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com During an event held this week, the public was alerted to a new Canadian study underscoring the economic loss associated with fires occurring in unsprinklered homes. The media and Canada’s fire service officials attended the event, which included…

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New study documents overwhelming support of home fire sprinklers by consumers, government officials in states requiring this technology

A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler new homes. Source:: NFPA – News Releases

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During news conference, Canadian safety advocates underscore $7.6 billion economic loss from fire in unsprinklered homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Canadian researchers have quantified the exhorbitant, economic loss associated with residential fires in homes without fire sprinklers. Conducted by the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, the study has placed Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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