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Air Force base in Massachusetts has big plans for Sparky during Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky the Fire Dog® will be making a whirlwind tour of Hanscom Air Force Base the week of Fire Prevention Week as he shares this year’s theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” He’s got something planned…

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Winners announced for Fire Prevention Week poster contest in Nevada

By nfpa@jiveon.com A poster contest is one of many ways to raise awareness about fire prevention among young audiences. Local and state public and fire and life safety organizations in Nevada recently kicked off a poster contest celebrating Fire Prevention…

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Fire marshal named advocate of the year for spearheading fire sprinkler ordinance

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Marshal Randy Miller (second from right) stopped by NFPA’s booth during AFSA’s convention in Las Vegas. From left: Jeff Hudson, NFPA; Lorraine Carli, NFPA; and Peg Paul with the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition During the American Fire…

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Sparky makes a visit to Canada’s capital to share Fire Prevention Week fun with kids

By nfpa@jiveon.com Sparky the Fire Dog® was the center of attention at the recent Fire Prevention Week event at Albion-Hetherington, a community housing area in Ottawa. Sparky got some help from Ottawa Fire Services in presenting activities and educational materials…

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As today’s homes burn faster than ever, this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign presents critical home escape planning and practice messages

Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 8-14, 2017. Experts say you may…

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Fire chiefs share lessons learned from recent high profile emergencies including hurricanes, hi-rise fires and hostile shooting incidents at the Urban Fire Forum

Fire chiefs from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States gathered in Quincy, Massachusetts at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) to listen to first-hand accounts of some of the biggest emergency response incidents over…

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Getting involved and being part of something larger is the theme of Week 4 of National Preparedness Month

By nfpa@jiveon.com During this final week of National Preparedness Month the public is encouraged to do its part to get campus, business, faith-based organizations and community organizations prepared for an emergency. FEMA provides tools for developing a preparedness Source:: NFPA…

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Campus fire safety: keep stairwells clear to make evacuation easy

By nfpa@jiveon.com September is Campus Fire Safety Month and NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are working together to help raise awareness of the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus…

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Spread the Fire Prevention Week message through social media cards

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA simplifies the process of sharing this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out™ through social media. A set of ready-to-use social media cards can be posted on Facebook to promote this year’s…

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Editorial: There’s no rational explanation for opposing home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com We recently reported on this blog a fire occurring inside a home where a grandmother lived with a couple and their two-year-old daughter. The grandmother was home alone at the time of the fire but escaped without injury…

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