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NFPA, fire safety experts explain science behind fire spread in today’s new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com You may have heard that new homes burn faster than homes built decades ago, but why is that the case? A recent news story from Arizona offers an explanation. One component is the material used to build new…

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Fire safety measures are lacking in some Airbnb venues, according to study

By nfpa@jiveon.com Airbnb hosts rent all or part of their home to guests as an alternative to traditional hotels or other hospitality settings. A new study in the journal Injury Prevention evaluating Airbnb fire safety finds that 20 percent of…

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NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative site now answers frequently asked questions pertaining to NFPA 13D installations

By nfpa@jiveon.com Our fire sprinkler advocates have told us they wanted more educational information on the requirements in NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. Taking their advice, the Fire Source:: NFPA –…

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Fire official reminds community that safety equipment is as important in RV’s as in traditional housing

By nfpa@jiveon.com A fifth-wheel recreational vehicle (RV) was destroyed by fire on Friday evening in Bend, Oregon. When fire crews arrived the RV was fully involved. The RV was parked on private property and not attached to a vehicle when…

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New home fire survey spotlighted in latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter

By nfpa@jiveon.com A new survey by the American Red Cross has unveiled disturbing misconceptions about home fires. Read the findings from this survey in the latest edition of NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter. There are also stories on: six ways…

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Residents vote to install fire sprinklers in residence where fire killed four people

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire sprinklers might not be required in all of Hawaii’s residences, but certain residents have started demanding them. Following a fire last year at the Marco Polo complex that killed four people and caused more than $100 Source::…

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Smoke Alarms save family in Houston area

By nfpa@jiveon.com One family learned first hand that working smoke alarms save lives a few months ago. A brave 8 year old heard the sound of the smoke alarm and woke her family up. Since the fire had spread, they…

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First Louisiana Fire Safety Summit a Success!

By nfpa@jiveon.com What do crawfish, pepper jelly, alligator bites and fire safety have in common? They are all part of the offering you might get in Louisiana this spring. The Louisiana State Fire Marshals office in conjunction with NFPA sponsored…

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