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Illinois home fire sprinkler advocate pushes “Ban the Ban”

By nfpa@jiveon.com Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), laid down a new year’s challenge he calls “Ban the Ban” to others concerned about reducing home fire loss. In a recent articlein the Source::…

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E-cigarette explosions and burn injuries are much more common than previously thought

By nfpa@jiveon.com Electronic cigarettes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, have ignited or exploded, resulting in severe injuries, including third degree burns, lacerations and loss of body parts. According to a study by George Mason University, injuries have been Source:: NFPA –…

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Apply now for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

By nfpa@jiveon.com Only weeks remain to submit an applicationfor the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 15th, 2019. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and…

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Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but it’s time to take down the Christmas tree!

By nfpa@jiveon.com As I was driving home last night, I was a little surprised to see how many homes still have Christmas trees inside. I get it – it’s tough to say goodbye to the season and pack away the…

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Australia to require fire sprinklers in certain dwellings

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has received word from the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia that fire sprinklers will be required in new apartment buildings over three stories in height. The association calls the new requirement “the most significant shift in fire…

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