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Following deadly year, New York continues to underscore its home fire problem. Is your state doing the same?

By nfpa@jiveon.com We recently published commentary from Jerry DeLuca, a New York safety advocate, about two home fires in two days that killed eight people in his state. Other advocates have been equally vocal about similar tragedies occurring there this…

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Apply now for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

By nfpa@jiveon.com Only weeks remain to apply for the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 9th. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who…

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Sparky shares fire safety materials at Pennsylvania farm show

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an agricultural exposition in which the state showcases its agricultural industry and the people who make it thrive. This year featured livestock demonstrations, competitions, food–and as it has many times in the Source::…

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Volunteer firefighter shares experience of responding to a fire at his own home

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: GoFundMe Earlier this month, firefighter Jason Penwell was en route to a fire in a neighborhood that was oddly familiar; the neighborhood was his. Making the experience all the more tragic, it was his home in flames.…

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New home fire timeline by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition comes to life

By nfpa@jiveon.com You may be familiar with this eye-catching fire timeline created by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). This visual is a great accompaniment to any public education outing featuring home fire sprinkler or for social media sharing. Now,…

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Updating its building code, Canada weighs home fire sprinkler requirement for new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Could Canadian building codes include a requirement for home fire sprinklers? Currently investigating this requirement is a task force formed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes that recently completed a report on sprinkler Source:: NFPA…

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NFPA lauds passage of tax reform bill allowing the incentivizing of fire sprinkler installations

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA praises the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which offers significant incentives for fire sprinkler installation. “Our research time and again stresses the life-saving importance of fire sprinkler protection,” says NFPA Source:: NFPA –…

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Working smoke alarms and dad’s quick-thinking fire safety behaviors saved family and home

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent fire in Gallatin, Tennessee, could have ended in tragedy, but for fire safety equipment, the quick thinking of the dad, and fire safety behaviors. According to the Tennessean, the Gallatin Fire Department stated that the family…

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Losing disabled daughter in home fire, mother demands fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Right before Christmas, 74-year-old Janice Tyrrell got a phone call every parent dreads. The caller stated that there had been a fire at the home of her daughter, Theresa Freeman, a 55-year-old disabled woman. “On the day it…

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SAFETY ALERT: NFPA urges the public to use portable space heaters with caution

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

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