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Firefighters Voice Opposition to Virginia Housing Board’s Vote Against Sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The activation of a sprinkler extinguished a fire and saved about 800 people in a Tysons, Virginia apartment building on September 22, according to a recent local news report. Damages were estimated to be $650. In another fire…

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Fire Prevention Week is fast-approaching! As speed of today’s home fires accelerates, NFPA focuses on home escape planning and practice

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is just around the corner! This year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”, works to better educate the public about the importance of home escape planning Source::…

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Get the community involved in preparedness

By nfpa@jiveon.com During this fourth week of National Preparedness Month, we’re focusing on community involvement, specifically how to get involved on a community level with disaster preparedness. Many communities have voluntary organizations that are activated Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition on TV to Discuss Sprinklers, Dispel Myths

By nfpa@jiveon.com Delaware Fire Coalition Chair Paul Eichler was recently interviewed on Delmarva Life, a local TV program. As part of the conversation, the Coalition Chair seized the opportunity to dispel some of the common myths about home fire sprinklers;…

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The role of young people in preparedness

By nfpa@jiveon.com During this third week of National Preparedness Month, we’re reminded that young people can play a big role in preparedness programs. Disaster planning, response, and recovery efforts must take into account the unique needs of Source:: NFPA –…

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Today’s Fire Prevention Week webinar featured in September issue of Safety Source

By nfpa@jiveon.com At 12:30 p.m. ET today (September 17) a panel of fire and life safety experts will share their knowledge about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning to help you make this Fire Prevention Week the best it…

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Single Fire Sprinkler Saves the Day in Park Ridge, Illinois

By nfpa@jiveon.com The Park Ridge Fire Department responded to an alarm at the Park Ridge Pointe community in Park Ridge, Illinois on September 6. After entering, crews discovered a fire had started in a bathroom in one of the condo…

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Domino’s FPW in a Box contest winners announced!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!,” October 6 – 12, 2019. All departments were…

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Make a plan during National Preparedness Month

By nfpa@jiveon.com Do you have a plan for an emergency? It’s important to make a plan today. Throughout the month of September, NFPA will be participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. During this second week of the public…

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During National Preparedness Month we’re reminded to save early for disasters

By nfpa@jiveon.com Throughout the month of September, NFPA will be participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. During this first week of the public awareness campaign, we’re reminded to save early for disaster costs. The National Flood Source:: NFPA…

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