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Special report on home fires includes NFPA safety advocates and important message on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Injured in a home fire when he was only two years old, Phil Tammaro first shared his story of his home fire injuries with NFPA back in 2015. His story recently grabbed the attention of the media, as…

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NFPA’s position on portable fire extinguisher training and children

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA believes that children should not be trained how to operate portable fire extinguishers. Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire. Furthermore,…

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Following Grenfell Tower fire, architect group demands fire sprinklers in all new residences

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following the approximately 70 deaths and 70 injured from June’s Grenfell Tower fire, a British architect group is demanding that fire sprinklers become a component of all new housing. According to an article appearing in The Source:: NFPA…

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Roanoke FPW art contest highlights creative kids!

By nfpa@jiveon.com For the past 13 years, Community Risk Reduction Specialist – Tiffany Bradbury has had fun using art to motivate local school-age kids in Roanoke, VA to think creatively about fire safety. 13 schools participated this year and winners…

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Fire sprinkler advocate responds to home fire killing six people, including four children

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: GoFundMe Four children–ranging in age from 11 to 17–and two adults, all from the same family, died from a Illinois home fire a couple days before Thanksgiving. The Associated Press has reported that 10 fire departments responded…

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Build your own NFPA 13D fire sprinkler display!

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has taken the guesswork out of creating a live fire/sprinkler demonstration via its free, downloadable guide. Following the success of this resource, HFSC has created its latest tool: a step-by-step Source:: NFPA…

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NFPA’s new report underscores prevalence of home fires and its effects

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has released its latest “Home Structure Fires” report. As is the case with its previous reports on this topic, the data is a cause for concern. Here are some of the highlights from the new report: NFPA…

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Connecticut advocate receives Bringing Safety Home Award for relentless push for fire sprinkler requirement

By nfpa@jiveon.com Keith Flood (second from right) is the 2017 recipient of the Bringing Safety Home Award. Honoring Flood during NFPA’s recent Sprinkler Coalition Chair Summit was (from left) Fred Durso, communications manager for NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative; Source:: NFPA…

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Report: Homebuilders spent $24 million in one state fighting home fire sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fighting back tears, Bobby O’Neal, Sr., described the day he received the call that the home his 32-year-old son was living in was in flames. His son eventually died from the incident. “I feel like if [home fire…

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NFPA brings a cornucopia of safety tips to you this Thanksgiving

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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