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Fire inspector counters the many myths on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Speaking out in support of home fire sprinklers is an effective way of getting the public’s attention on a technology that might be foreign to them. Doing just that is Brian Bechtel, chief inspector with the Crawfordsville, Indiana,…

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Fire alarm “trip” leads to a smoothly executed escape drill

By nfpa@jiveon.com On Sunday afternoon I was in a meeting at my church, rehearsing for a skit I’ll appear in at an upcoming Thanksgiving-themed service. Before we finished the second read-through, we were interrupted by the shrill sound of the…

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Could residential fire sprinklers have prevented the death of a 25-year-old?

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a state currently battling fire sprinkler requirements, a news story discusses the potential effects of not embracing these requirements in residential settings. The Tampa Bay Times recently underscored the death of 25-year-old Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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Register for “Every Second Counts for Everyone” webinar

By nfpa@jiveon.com Join NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes (pictured at right) and fire and life safety experts for a discussion on the 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme and how it applies to people who are deaf or hard of…

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“Good Morning America” prominently features home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Millions of Americans this week woke to a story on one of NFPA’s favorite topics: home fire sprinklers. Using NFPA’s data on today’s home fires, “Good Morning America” underscored today’s home fire problem in a news story that…

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Homebuilders attempt to circumvent fire sprinkler law–and other news in NFPA’s latest Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By nfpa@jiveon.com In NFPA’s latest edition of its Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, learn how homebuilders might be trying to get out of a requirement to sprinkler new homes. You’ll also read about: five easy steps to better your advocacy for…

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Keep Halloween stress-free for everyone with NFPA’s safety information

By nfpa@jiveon.com Even though Halloween isn’t until next week, Gary, the bulldog and Mia, the Jack Russell Terrier, couldn’t wait to try on their costumes. Gary, who has a mischievous side, will trick-or-treat for doggie biscuits as a shark. And…

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Stay safe this Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes.…

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Fire Prevention Week theme featured in Virginia podcast

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Virginia podcast producer came up with an innovative way to share this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme with his listeners. Alan Raflo integrated part of NFPA’s Fire Safety Video for Kids (Little Rosalie) into his Virginia Water…

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Charlotte Fire Department announces winners of Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest

By nfpa@jiveon.com Hidden Valley Elementary School won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest. Third grade students throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, school system were asked to create bulletin boards focusing Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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