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Fire Prevention Week coloring sheets combine fun and education for all ages

By nfpa@jiveon.com There’s been a surge of interest among adults in putting crayon to paper and coloring between the lines. In communities across North America, coloring book clubs, parties, and meetings for mature audiences have been launched at libraries, community…

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Six firefighters injured in home fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Earlier this month, firefighters were responding to a home fire in La Grange, Georgia, when a “flashover situation” occurred and injured six of them, according to news reports. Four of them experienced second- and third-degree burns while the…

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Putting behavior change theory to work in fire & life safety education: FREE webinar available for Xchange registrants

By nfpa@jiveon.com How do the public’s beliefs and attitudes toward health shape their behaviors? This recent webinar hosted by Andrea Vastis, senior director of public education at NFPA, reviews the basics of how people perceive their risk to fire and…

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An interview with Simon!

By nfpa@jiveon.com As Fire Prevention Week draws closer and closer, the calls and emails are pouring in to NFPA’s Regional Education Specialists for assistance and direction on the tools and resources available to share this year’s theme “Look. Source:: NFPA…

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How to include home fire sprinklers into your Fire Prevention Week outreach

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

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How to include home fire sprinklers into your Fire Prevention Week outreach

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s coming. Fire Prevention Week (FPW), October 7-13, is the time to bring your local and our national home fire problem into focus. It’s the time to explain to the public that “fire can happen anywhere,” as the…

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On Week 4 of National Preparedness Month, communities are encouraged to save for an emergency

By nfpa@jiveon.com On this final week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to save for an emergency, stating that maintaining emergency savings, financial planning, and completing an emergency financial first aid kit are Source:: NFPA…

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Swarms of people attend open house of a home devastated by fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com The line snaked past the gutted home and into the street. Seeing is believing, and about 800 eager New Zealand residents saw an eyeful when they finally made their way past the home’s front door. There were charred…

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Complementing stellar year for home fire sprinklers, another town passes requirements for this technology

By nfpa@jiveon.com While we have seen some unfortunate setbacks for home fire sprinklers this year (Connecticut, for example), there have been some major successes on the local level. Recently, the Gorham, Maine, Town Council voted to require sprinklers in all…

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September issue of Safety Source includes Fire Prevention Week news and strategies for keeping college students safe

By nfpa@jiveon.com https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/FPW18Checklist.ashx The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week™ video to add to your Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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