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With more families at home during the coronavirus, working smoke alarms are essential

By nfpa@jiveon.com With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, it is still a daily occurrence for fires to happen and with more people at home, fire safety can’t wait. Recently, our team has received many questions about how to handle the continued…

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Deadline Extended for “Bringing Safety Home Award” Nomination Applications

By nfpa@jiveon.com Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, we are learning to adjust to the many changes in our daily lives and schedules as we work from home and perhaps in slightly different capacities. Yet even during these uncertain times, we know…

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Virtual Outreach: Three Ways to Protect and Serve in Times of Social Distancing

By nfpa@jiveon.com (A recent example of a fire department using Twitter to engage community members and share safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic.) Calling all community relations coordinators, life safety educators, community risk reduction specialists, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

By nfpa@jiveon.com As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety. Cooking, heating, and electrical equipment are among the Source:: NFPA…

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Flexing to Meet the Needs of Our Audience

By nfpa@jiveon.com “Necessity is the mother of invention. A need or problem encourages creative efforts to meet the need or solve the problem,” is a quote often attributed to Plato’s Republic. While the saying may or may not have Source::…

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VA Fire Chief Espouses Benefits of Home Fire Sprinklers Pointing to Maryland and DC Success

By nfpa@jiveon.com In a recent interview the Washington DC CBS affiliate WUSA9, Loudoun County Fire Chief Keith Johnson nailed how Virginia residents can be safer from fire – install home fire sprinklers in new homes. The story pointed out that…

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As the Public Continues to Stay Put in Response to COVID-19, the Potential for Home Cooking Fires Increases

By nfpa@jiveon.com The public at large has been urged to stay at home, restaurants and bars are closed, and grocery stores are working diligently to keep shelves stocked. All this points to a lot more cooking in homes than usual…

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COVID-19 Provides Opportunity for Elevating Your Community Risk Reduction Efforts

By nfpa@jiveon.com In these uncertain times… I cannot count the number of times I have heard or read this phrase over the past week. Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, our world is in crisis. We face unbelievable challenges in the weeks…

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Sparky is older than you think, and there’s a lesson in that

By nfpa@jiveon.com This Wednesday, March 18th marks Sparky the Fire Dog’s 69th birthday. Sparky plays an important role as both a mascot and cue to action within NFPA’s mission to eliminate loss of life & property from fire, electrical and…

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With COVID-19 Gripping the Globe, NFPA Offers Resources for Emergency Planning, First Responder Precautions, and Fire, Life, and Electrical Safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governmental sources for COVID-19 updates and Source:: NFPA…

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