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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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Safety advocates educate builders on sprinklering new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition Co-Chair Wendy Niles (left) joined Lorrell Bush with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (middle) and Jeni Pierce, fire marshal with the Clermont Fire Department in Florida, at the 2018 Central Florida Home Expo in…

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On Week 3 of National Preparedness Month, communities are encouraged to protect their homes and businesses with flood insurance

By nfpa@jiveon.com On this third week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to check their insurance coverage. Testimonial videos, flood insurance graphics and guidelines are provided to help people learn more about how to Source::…

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What to expect following a home fire: a safety advocate’s perspective

By nfpa@jiveon.com Within the span of a day, two home fires in the same state resulted in four people being injured and an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. There were likely news reports on the fire, but the media did…

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Here are the findings from a new study examining 10 years of home fire data and fire sprinkler impact

By nfpa@jiveon.com A new report once again points to the horror home fires pose on the public, and the power of home fire sprinklers. Examining 10 years of fire data, the University of Fraser Valley in British Columbia released new…

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Congratulations to Domino’s “FPW in a Box” contest winners!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week program. All departments were automatically entered into a sweepstakes to receive an “FPW in a Box 300” package. Source:: NFPA…

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Town passes fire sprinkler ordinance for new homes following successful pitch by fire chief

By nfpa@jiveon.com It was Christmas Eve, and a teenaged Paul Zbikowski was with his family when a fire erupted in the upstairs unit of the two-family home. Once noticing the fire, Zbikowski scooped his two brothers off the living room…

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On Week 2 of National Preparedness Month, NFPAs Get Ready toolkit helps communities become proactive

By nfpa@jiveon.com On this second week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to learn lifesaving skills. The week’s focus is on individuals protecting themselves and their homes from flooding, earthquakes, and fires. Source:: NFPA –…

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