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Commentary: Home fire killing two children serves as unfortunate “wake-up call” to bolster fire safety at home

By nfpa@jiveon.com A 28-year-old father and two of his children, ages 5 and 6, died last month in a New Jersey home fire. Reports have indicated that the home did not have any smoke alarms or fire sprinklers–safety features that…

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New NFPA report documents the many life-saving successes of home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Looking for examples of how fire sprinklers have saved lives and limited property damage? You’re in luck. NFPA’s new report, “Sprinkler Successes in One- and Two-Family Homes and Apartments,” documents actual incidents across the Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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In state with one of the worst fire death rates, safety advocates want all new homes sprinklered

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to NFPA’s “U.S. Fire Death Rates by State” report released last year, South Carolina has one of the highest in the nation; its fire death rate was ranked seventh in the nation. Eight of the 10 states…

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City passes fire sprinkler requirement for new homes, despite homebuilder pushback

By nfpa@jiveon.com Media stories have been filtering out of Illinois following the passage of a fire sprinkler requirement for new homes in Rock Island. Late last year, its city council voted on a building code update which included adopting a…

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Dog snatches pancake from stove, accidentally starting house fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com A dog accidentally started a fire this week while stealing a pancake from on top of a stove in a Southwick, Massachusetts, home. According to Fox 59, one of the family’s dogs hit the ignition while helping itself…

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Major U.S. airlines ban ‘smart’ luggage with non-removable batteries

By nfpa@jiveon.com Some major airlines no longer accept ‘smart’ luggage with non-removable lithium ion batteries as checked or carry-on luggage. The powerful batteries can potentially overheat and pose a fire hazard during flight. In some instances, smart bags Source:: NFPA…

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Only days remain to submit comments to NFPA’s educational messages document

By nfpa@jiveon.com The comment period will soon close for submitting suggested revisions to the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference. The deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018. The comment form is for the purposes of providing substantiated comments on the current…

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Kick off a year of burn safety starting with this week’s observance of Burn Awareness Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com Burn Awareness Week 2018 is being observed February 4-10, the first full week of February. An initiative of the American Burn Association (ABA), it is an opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to…

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Mark your calendars: NFPA and the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition initiate day of action to address America’s home fire problem

By nfpa@jiveon.com Home fires claim the lives of seven people each day. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use in new homes. America’s fire service…

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