Two NC Heroes Recognized for their quick action

By nfpa@jiveon.com At a family birthday party, two friends that are also firefighters were faced with a carbon monoxide scare. On Tuesday, Ricky Leonard and Lonnie Wimmer were recognized for trusting their gut and calling 911 when they suspected that…

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U.S. District Court ruling allows continued excellence in development of public health and safety standards

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Hon. Tanya S. Chutkan) has issued a ruling that will support federal, state and local governments’ efforts to support public health and safety through the use of voluntary consensus codes…

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During Burn Awareness Week, NFPA details physical and emotional impact of burn injuries

By nfpa@jiveon.com During Burn Awareness Week, NFPA is underscoring the human aftermath of home fires. In the second of two videos produced by NFPA, burn care specialists from the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, one of the premier burn care…

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Lawmaker introduces bill to sprinkler new townhomes

By nfpa@jiveon.com A legislator who supports fire sprinklers has once again introduced a bill to further protect his state’s new homes. New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski recently introduced a bill that would require this technology in new townhomes. Source:: NFPA…

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Injury prevention expert urges participation in National Burn Awareness activities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP, manages the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center’s nationally acclaimed community and family-centered injury prevention programs. Her 24-year career spans critical care burn/trauma nursing, research, public education, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Injury prevention expert urges participation in National Burn Awareness activities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP, manages the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center’s nationally acclaimed community and family-centered injury prevention programs. Her 24-year career spans critical care burn/trauma nursing, research, public education, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Losing home to fire, Hawaiian fire captain champions for fire sprinkler laws

By nfpa@jiveon.com “I lost everything [in a home fire],” retired fire captain Richard Soo recently told a Hawaiian ABC affiliate. “I lost my retirement badges. My helmet. All my momentos and my children’s pictures and photographs, everything was gone.” Source::…

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Only seven days remain to apply for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

By nfpa@jiveon.com One fire and life safety educator will be honored at NFPA Conference in June with the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 10th. NFPA is looking for fire…

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Michigan Fire Inspectors Society’s Winter Conference

By nfpa@jiveon.com Over 250 fire service members recently attended the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society’s Winter Conference. Thankfully, this year, the weather was cooperative, but I was still astounded at the attendance level for a January conference in Source:: NFPA –…

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Injury prevention expert urges participation in National Burn Awareness activities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP, manages the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center’s nationally acclaimed community and family-centered injury prevention programs. Her 24-year career spans critical care burn/trauma nursing, research, public education, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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