Mythblaster Monday 4: Fire Sprinklers are Green

By nfpa@jiveon.com Welcome back to our Mythblaster Monday series, where we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround home fire sprinklers, clear the air and provide resources that refute the myths and tout their many benefits. Last week we discussed…

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New podcast explores how wildfire evacuation meets COVID-19

By nfpa@jiveon.com Evacuating large groups of people with little notice during an evolving wildfire event is challenge enough in any other year.  But in 2020, the added risk to evacuees and responders from COVID-19 exposure hangs ominously over an already…

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California’s current wildfires are different than previous for two reasons

By nfpa@jiveon.com Today’s LA Times article about the numerous wildfires north of San Francisco, CA, and in Northern California highlights in stark terms their current challenge.  “…The sheer magnitude of what has already burned is sobering: about Source:: NFPA –…

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10 Tips to Keep You Safe from Electrical Hazards During Hurricane Season

By nfpa@jiveon.com As Hurricanes Marco and Laura approach the Gulf Coast this week, experts are calling their arrival “unprecedented” as the two storms could make landfall within days of each other. Weather experts are also reminding coastal communities that Source::…

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Mythblaster Monday: Home Fire Sprinklers Help the Fire Service Help You

By nfpa@jiveon.com Today we continue our Mythblaster Monday series, where we explore the myths and misconceptions that surround home fire sprinklers, setting the record straight and providing resources that share their many benefits. Last week we exposed the superstition Source::…

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Changing the Way We Learn

By nfpa@jiveon.com In April 2019, 90 fire and life safety (FLS) educators from various fire departments came to New Orleans, LA for a day of in-person learning. In 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions were rolling in, the possibility of such an…

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New NFPA Fact Sheet Provides Guidance to Schools as they Prepare to Re-open

By nfpa@jiveon.com As schools plan to re-open their doors in the days and weeks ahead, school and local officials are working diligently to implement measures that help minimize exposure to and spread of COVID-19. While much emphasis has understandably been…

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Mythblaster Monday 2: The True Cost of Home Fire Sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last Monday, we introduced our Mythblaster Monday series that explores common myths that people have about home fire sprinklers, to illustrate their many benefits and provide resources to advocate for their use. We began by debunking the idea…

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Massive Fire Engulfs Home of Cooking Show Star Rachael Ray and Family; Local Officials Say Home Fire Sprinklers Would Have Made a Difference

By nfpa@jiveon.com A huge fire engulfed the upstate New York home of television host and celebrity cook, Rachael Ray, causing massive damage to the second floor and destroying the roof of the mansion. According to news sources, the house, situated…

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Innovating our way toward Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com   This year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) theme of “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is even more compelling as the incidence of home fires and burns related to cooking climb amid COVID-19 stay at home orders.  …

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