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Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition puts Bringing Safety Home Grant to good use

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative awarded its Bringing Safety Home Grant to 15 fire safety groups in 2016 in order to help further the acceptance and use of home fire sprinklers. One of the 15 deserving recipients was the…

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Three tips to help college students studying overseas stay fire safe

By nfpa@jiveon.com In 2011, a fast-moving fire swept through a building in Paris that killed four people and injured many others. Three of the victims were students studying abroad. The building where they lived had no smoke alarms, no fire…

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NFPA announces 2017 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award winner

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Dolly Hulin, Fire and Life Safety Education Division Chief for the Thomasville Fire Department in North Carolina as the 2017 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Hulin will be recognized…

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Oily rags at the center of recent spontaneous fire at museum

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent three-alarm fire that damaged the State Police Museum & Learning Center in Grafton, Massachusetts, broke out spontaneously when rags and sawdust tossed together in a plastic bag heated up and ignited, the state fire marshal said.…

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Home fire claims six family members ranging in age from four to 38

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: GoFundMe The small town of Riddle, Oregon, (population 1,200, according to 2010 U.S. Census data) is mourning the loss of six of their own after a single home fire killed six members of the same family. According…

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Winners of NFPA’s fire sprinkler grant share how they cleverly advocated for home safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com To help further the use and acceptance of home fire sprinklers, NFPA awarded its Bringing Safety Home Grant to 15 recipients in 2016. Launched a year earlier, the grant aims to ramp up sprinkler-related advocacy and educational efforts…

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