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Commentary: One state isn’t placing the same urgency on home fire sprinklers as it has on carbon monoxide detectors

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to commentary written by members of the New York Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a person’s death from carbon monoxide poisoning inside a restaurant prompted immediate action. Legislators soon passed a law requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all Source::…

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In February’s Safety Source: hyperbaric chamber hazards, carbon monoxide poisonings in the news, & more

By nfpa@jiveon.com The February issue Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: Recent news accounts of carbon monoxide poisonings are chilling. Learn of the warning signs and precautions you can…

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Tip sheet focuses on electrical safety in the home

By nfpa@jiveon.com The best way to keep our homes safe from electrical hazards is to take good care of appliances and to use all electrical equipment properly. Respect for electricity and the power it provides must occur every day throughout…

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NFPA produces 360-degree video of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration

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

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NFPA produces 360-degree video of a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration

By nfpa@jiveon.com During an event that launched the new Rhode Island Fire Sprinkler Coalition, NFPA filmed a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today’s homes and how quickly home fire…

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Similar to efforts in North America, European fire service actively promotes home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The home fire problem isn’t specific to North America. Across the pond, European safety advocates have been active promoting the frequency of these incidents and the solution to the problem: home fire sprinklers. An Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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There’s still time left to take our online survey to be considered for rural fire department symposium

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12-13 in the Boston area to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America. The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education…

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Popular video encourages homeowners to “get grounded” in the basics of electrical fire safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com Flipping a light switch. Hitting the button on a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. Plugging in that portable space heater (now that we’re in the thick of winter)! These daily activities are second nature for most of us.…

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Following home fire killing three, fire chief speaks up about fire sprinklers and “preventable fire deaths”

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent home fire literally has kept a former fire chief up at night. “It is just after 5:30 a.m. as I write this, and I’m doing so now because I cannot sleep,” retired deputy fire chief Brian…

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In latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, builder tells us why he’s sprinklering his new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com All it took for one homebuilder to start embracing home fire sprinklers was a little education. In the latest issue of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read why Randy Propst made the decision to start fire sprinklering his…

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