Tip sheet offers simple action steps for entertaining and decorating to help reduce risk of fires this holiday season

By nfpa@jiveon.com With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season, we now find ourselves in the throes of decorating, cooking and entertaining for the next couple of months. While the season is a wonderful time of year for families and friends…

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NFPA celebrates 15th anniversary of Firewise Communities Program; honors nine pilot communities for their continued wildfire risk reduction activities

The nine sites being honored are among the first participants in the program’s volunteer grassroots local risk reduction model. In 2002, Firewise Communities/USA was launched as a program that provided an opportunity for residents to work collaboratively with state forestry…

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Burn survivor mocked for her injuries gives valuable lesson in overcoming adversity

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here is the second installment from our new blogger and fire sprinkler advocate Cindy Rutter, who was burned in a home fire when she was six years old: Growing up with burns on more than 85 percent of…

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NFPA’s “Project Holiday” campaign provides simple steps for a safe holiday season

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s time to deck the halls and raise awareness in your community about fire safety. “Project Holiday,” NFPA’s annual holiday fire safety campaign, provides a comprehensive library of information to help ensure the holiday season Source:: NFPA –…

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You’ve asked for it, and NFPA has responded: Free toolkit packages popular advocacy resources on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Our fire sprinkler advocates have told us on repeated occasions that they would like an easy-to-download toolkit filled with useful advocacy resources. Ask and you shall receive. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative has created this free Source:: NFPA –…

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New video underscores momentum for home fire sprinklers building in Canada

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Fire Sprinkler Initiative team was on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls last week presenting at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Mid-Term Meeting. We highlighted some key activities showcasing growing support for home fire sprinklers Source::…

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#DoItForDon: Advocacy group initiates call to action on holiday fire safety following family’s fire deaths

By nfpa@jiveon.com A woman who lost her brother, sister-in-law, and their four grandchildren in a 2015 house fire in Annapolis, Maryland, is urging the public to take simple yet proactive steps that could save lives this holiday season. Sher Grogg,…

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Applications are being accepted for the 2017 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

By nfpa@jiveon.com Are you a fire and life safety educator who takes a lead role in making your community safer? Do you work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office, use NFPA materials in a creative and consistent…

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Thanksgiving safety: Dan Doofus learns the hard way how to stay safe in the kitchen

By nfpa@jiveon.com Everyone’s favorite, Dan Doofus, stars in “Kitchen for Trouble” where he has to learn the hard way how to prevent cooking fires. Home cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires, and nearly 4 times as many…

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In latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, fire death in new home prompts safety advocates to action

By nfpa@jiveon.com In the November edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how a recent death of a six-year-old girl—and comments from a homebuilder downplaying the severity of today’s home fires—prompted NFPA and a sprinkler Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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