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Preparing for the Holidays

By nfpa@jiveon.com At a recent NFPA update for new fire and life safety educators, I gave the challenge to conduct a home fire drill with your family at night. With the busyness of the holidays and a to do list…

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Here are NFPA’s top five stories on fire sprinklers/home fires in 2018

By nfpa@jiveon.com Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here’s a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog: 5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs in on city council’s…

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Safety advocate’s unique perspective on fire sprinklers following home fire gets media’s attention

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s an unfortunate fact that the media doesn’t typically crave success stories. Reporters are more inclined to cover stories on destruction, accidents, or system failures and less likely to underscore when something went right. Think about the Source::…

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Capping off a stellar year for home fire sprinklers, two more towns pass requirements for this technology

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has gotten word that two more towns have passed requirements for home fire sprinklers this year. Dayton, Maine, and Washougal, Washington, have joined nearly a half-dozen other towns that are installing sprinklers in their new homes. Source::…

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Four-part series on residential fires underscores safety shortfalls

By nfpa@jiveon.com “People are at risk of a fire anywhere they live, work, or recreate. But residential fires have accounted for almost all of the loss of life in our community,” Las Vegas Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Robert…

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Working smoke alarms inside home where five children died from fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source: WFMJ Five children–ranging in age from one to nine years old–died in a horrific home fire in Youngstown, Ohio, this month. At the time of this post, the children’s mother remains in critical condition at a Cleveland…

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NFPA’s story of a home fire–once again–gets national recognition

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

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NFPA’s story of a home fire–once again–gets national recognition

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has been developing new ways of letting the public know that home fires should be a serious concern. Simply telling people that home fires are responsible for the majority of fire deaths isn’t enough to change behavior.…

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Town council says “no” to fire sprinkler requirement for the third time

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Sheridan Press reports that the Sheridan, Wyoming, Town Council voted “no” during a third and final reading on a code requirement to sprinkler its new homes. The council voted similarly during previous readings. Despite the Source:: NFPA…

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Call for nominations: NFPA to honor key safety advocate at national event

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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