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In response to nation’s recent deadly fires, NFPA encourages personal responsibility for safety in public buildings

The fires that occurred this past week in Oakland, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Gatlinburg, Tenn., reinforce that fires can happen anywhere, anytime and with deadly consequences. As people enter public places this holiday season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…

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Tip sheet reminds us how to enjoy the Christmas tree safely

By nfpa@jiveon.com Choosing a Christmas tree from the tree farm in my town has become a tradition in my household. My husband and I can’t wait to pick up our tree this weekend. Another tradition we’ve established is reviewing NFPA’s…

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Barrie Fire Department lends a hand (and their voices) to Project Holiday

By nfpa@jiveon.com While on my way to a local radio station last week, a video was forwarded to me via email and the timing was perfect. I had planned to talk about holiday fire safety on-air and Barrie Fire &…

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Fire and life safety experts convene for carbon monoxide prevention summit

By nfpa@jiveon.com About 75 fire and life safety experts met in Lebanon, New Hampshire, recently for a Carbon Monoxide Awareness and Prevention Summit. NFPA Public Education Network members Mary MacCaffrie, public education administrator, New Hampshire Division of Fire Source:: NFPA…

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BREAKING: Home fire sprinkler requirement to remain in 2018 edition of model building code

By nfpa@jiveon.com A proposal to remove a code requirement to sprinkler all new homes has been defeated. As we had reported on this blog, International Code Council (ICC) voting members were tasked with casting a vote supporting or opposing the…

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NFPA commends Wales–in person–for sprinklering all of its new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com In case you missed it, NFPA interviewed a fire official in Wales about how fire safety advocates secured a requirement to sprinkler all of the country’s new homes beginning this year. Offering his congratulations in person for this…

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New tip sheet gives guidance for that important safety conversation with the babysitter

By nfpa@jiveon.com Babysitting is serious, but fun work that requires that safety be the priority. It’s important that parents review safety issues and prepare the sitter in case an emergency arises. NFPA’s new Babysitting Safety tip sheet provides the guidance…

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Watch: dry Christmas trees burn much faster than well-watered trees

By nfpa@jiveon.com U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated average of 210 home structure fires per year that began with Christmas trees per NFPA’s most recent report on the topic. These fires cause an annual average of six civilian deaths,…

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Though vastly important in any setting, fire sprinklers are not created equal–for good reason

By nfpa@jiveon.com If you think fire sprinklers in commercial settings are similar in scope to what you’d find inside a home, think again. In a recent issue of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Bugle, a fire sprinkler…

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Sparky highlights holiday safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Parent Page of sparky.org offers one-stop-shopping for parent resources this holiday season. Included are links to the Project Holiday page of fire statistics, videos, activity sheets and tips for a safe holiday season; the Get Ahead of…

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