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Register now for webinar on practical public education tips featuring the 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

By nfpa@jiveon.com Toronto Fire Services Public Educator and 2018 NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Denise Hynes, works in the fifth largest fire department in North America. Learn how she has developed workshops, prop kits, and safety…

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Have you retrofitted your home with fire sprinklers? Please complete this quick survey

By nfpa@jiveon.com Do you own a home with home fire sprinklers? Were the sprinklers retrofitted? You may be able to earn a $25 Amazon gift card. The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy is inviting homeowners who have…

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Use NFPA’s presentation to underscore concerns with unprotected, lightweight construction and home furnishings

By nfpa@jiveon.com A recent news broadcast eloquently described the hidden fire dangers of the modern home. The broadcast’s effectiveness was due in part to Fire Marshal Ed Ruckriegel, who described the research behind these dangers in layman’s terms. Source:: NFPA…

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Omitting fire sprinkler requirements for years, is this city finally ready to embrace them?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Ever since the requirement to fire sprinkler new homes made it into all U.S. model building codes, Sheridan, Wyoming, officials have decided not to adopt it. Citing fire safety issues, the city now seems to be seriously considering…

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Close before you dose: New video highlights home fire spread in bedroom without door closed

By nfpa@jiveon.com Proven methods to either slow or stop fire spread in homes (e.g., fire sprinklers) should be considered. Here’s another tactic the team at UL is promoting: keep your bedroom door closed while sleeping. UL assembled a group of…

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Editorial board: How long before all new homes are fire sprinklered?

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a recent commentary, the Sauk Valley Media Editorial Board addressed the home fire sprinkler debate. They foresee the day when “sprinkler systems in new homes are as common as smoke alarms,” and adds that “politics” is only…

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New take on a live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration features importance of closing doors

By nfpa@jiveon.com During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on “Fox & Friends.” This wasn’t your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA…

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Older adults, a high fire-risk group, saved by fire sprinklers in recent blaze

By nfpa@jiveon.com Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that by…

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