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Weave fire safety into your holiday celebrations with this Sparky the Fire Dog jingle!

By nfpa@jiveon.com If you’re looking to weave fire safety into your holiday celebrations, consider “Sparky, Our Favorite Fire Dog”! Sung to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the song was created by Marty Ahrens, NFPA’s Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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NFPA says goodbye to one heckuva guy

By nfpa@jiveon.com Looking to get in and out of the airport as quickly as possible? Travel with Tim Travers. During one of my first work journeys with him, the minute we entered the airport, he stopped our conversation and beelined…

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California candle fire offers reminder of heightened risk during the holiday season

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire officials say a Northwest Fresno woman woke up in the early morning hours recently to find her house on fire. She was unable to call 911 and had to run to a neighbor’s house to call. According…

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New York sprinkler advocate responds to two home fires in two days, killing eight people

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire officials have pointed to a menorah as the cause of a Brooklyn home fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her three children. The family’s father and other children were injured in the fire, reported…

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Comment period is open on NFPA educational messages document

By nfpa@jiveon.com The deadline for submitting comments for revisions to the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference is Friday, February 9, 2018. The electronic submission form is for individuals who want to provide substantiated comments on the current message document. Source::…

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Creative partnership promotes holiday safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com Shriners Hospitals for Children has teamed up with the fire department in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin this year to promote holiday fire safety, particularly with Christmas Tree safety. 3,000 water resistant ornaments were generously provided by the Source::…

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Does your state prohibit requirements for home fire sprinklers?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Earlier this month, we highlighted a story out of Texas, where the state’s homebuilding industry has reportedly spent $24 million over the past three years funding lobbying efforts against home fire sprinkler requirements. Furthering its Source:: NFPA –…

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Editorial board: Legislature should “take a stand on fire safety,” support home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel recently weighed in on a state fire sprinkler requirement, stating in an opinion that requiring this technology in apartment units with three to 20 units is unlawful. This requirement, adopted by the state’s…

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Following statewide ban on fire sprinkler requirements, safety advocates re-energize push for fire sprinkler laws

By nfpa@jiveon.com A statewide, fire sprinkler requirement for all new homes in Pennsylvania was set to take place in 2011. Then, sprinkler opponents there helped kill the requirement. (Read this report documenting how homebuilder influence aided the elmination Source:: NFPA…

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From soup to nuts, students create fiery demonstration involving home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler. Students at Seneca’s School of Fire Source::…

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