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Hoverboard is linked to Pennsylvania fire that killed toddler, firefighter dies while responding to the blaze

By nfpa@jiveon.com A multiple-alarm fire broke out in a home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday, killing a toddler. According to NBC News, officials traced the blaze to a hoverboard that caught fire while plugged into an electrical socket on the…

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Perfect pitch by home safety advocates convinces local Habitat for Humanity chapter to sprinkler new home

By nfpa@jiveon.com Having hailed from Prince George’s County, Maryland, home of a life-saving fire sprinkler ordinance, Orlando County Fire Marshal Bruce Faust hopes Florida will start embracing this technology on a wider scale. He’s on the right track; recently, his…

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In March’s issue of Safety Source; new tornado safety tip sheet, Educator of the Year announced & more

By nfpa@jiveon.com The March issue Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: What do a funeral parlor, hunting lodge, veterinary clinic, and public library have in common? They all play…

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Register today for educational summit on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Misconceptions abound when it comes to home fire sprinklers. Some are confused by the technology’s operation, others about the installation cost. One approach safety advocates have taken in distinguishing fact from fiction is hosting local Source:: NFPA –…

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FSTI Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Denis Onieal

FSTI Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Denis Onieal SACRAMENTO, CA The 2016 FSTI Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award was presented on February 18th to Dr. Denis Onieal, Deputy Fire Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration and…

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March/April issue of NFPA Journal explores protection challenges for emerging building types, focuses on industrial and storage occupancies

The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), examines the proliferation of unconventional buildings and the unique fire and life safety challenges they pose. This issue also dives into industrial and storage…

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NFPA’s 2017 educator of the year, Chief Dolly Hulin, described as exceptional champion for fire safety education

By nfpa@jiveon.com What do a funeral parlor, hunting lodge, veterinary clinic, and public library have in common? They all play a role in the public education efforts of the 2017 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Fire and…

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How the Academy Award-winning movie, “Manchester by the Sea,” humanizes the painful realities of home fires

By nfpa@jiveon.com The following commentary was originally published in the March/April edition of NFPA Journal: Fire safety advocates are often critical of Hollywood’s depictions of various aspects of fire, because those images can create Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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