The likelihood of home fires increases on Christmas Day; cooking and candles serve as leading factors

Christmas is well-known for many things, including warmly decorated homes and festive meals. Unfortunately, these beloved traditions contribute to Christmas Day serving as the second-leading day of the year for home cooking fires; Christmas Eve is the fifth. Almost three…

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Use candles with care this holiday season, as December is the leading month for candle fires

Candles create a warm glow that can make a room look magically festive. Unfortunately, candles do present an increased risk of fire, particularly in December, the peak month for home candle fires. There are nearly three times as many candle…

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Put a Freeze on Winter Fires this Holiday Season and Beyond

As temperatures drop and thermostats are turned up, Fire and Life Safety (FLS) education efforts must include key winter fire and carbon monoxide (CO) prevention messaging and resources. In conjunction with the US Fire Administration, NFPA is once again promoting…

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Use candles with care this holiday season, as December is the leading month for candle fires

Candles create a warm glow that can make a room look magically festive. Unfortunately, candles do present an increased risk of fire, particularly in December, the peak month for home candle fires. There are nearly three times as many candle…

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Deadly carbon monoxide incident involving married couple of Colorado firefighters reinforces importance of adequate detection during winter

Above: Central City Fire Lt. Cody Allen, 29, and his wife, volunteer Firefighter Shelby Nation Allen, 27, were found unresponsive in their Central City, CO home, according to Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office officials. A married couple of Colorado firefighters died last…

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Most home fires result from five general causes

It may be hard to believe, but NFPA’s latest report on Home Structure Fires shows that during the years 2014-2018, five general fire causes accounted for 86% of reported home fires, 95% of home fire deaths, and 83% of home fire…

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Assessment tool helps residents and communities reduce their wildfire risk

A cornerstone of the Firewise USA® recognition program criteria is completing a wildfire risk assessment. The assessment helps residents and communities understand their wildfire risk and guides them in their future risk reduction efforts. The Community Wildfire Risk Assessment tool from Firewise…

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NFPA Focuses on Home Electrical Safety in the Newest Faces of Fire Electrical Hazard Awareness Campaign Video

With the holidays upon us, coupled with more households working and studying from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, we must be ever vigilant about home fire safety. This includes understanding the dangers of electricity related to our devices and…

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In it for the long haul: Oracle’s 15-year journey in Firewise USA®

Living in an area that experiences wildfire is a commitment, a journey that continues over a lifetime and is never done…the way that community engages in preparing for and living with fire just changes over time. Firewise USA® seeks to guide…

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Christmas Trees Present Potential Fire Hazards; Enjoy Them with Care and Caution

For many households, Christmas trees are as much a staple of the holiday season as eggnog on grocery store shelves. But for all the joy they bring, it’s important to remember that Christmas trees are large combustible items that present…

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