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Utah Family Service Project Reveals Value of Home Fire Sprinkler Protection Through Collaboration and Community Partnerships

By nfpa@jiveon.com One of the best ways we know of to improve fire safety outcomes is in preparing ahead for emergencies before they happen. And whenever there is the possibility to collaborate with others toward that goal, the more opportunities…

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Local Utah Fire Department Service Project Reminds Us About the Value of Collaboration and the Importance of Safety During Fire Prevention Week and Beyond

By nfpa@jiveon.com Earlier this month, NFPA learned about a local service project that embodies the true spirit of collaboration as it relates to fire and life safety. The story takes place in Draper, Utah where the Draper Fire Department was recently Source:: NFPA –…

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Face-to-face Education Programs are Rapidly Becoming a Thing of the Past. Now What?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Jennifer Froehlich, fire & life safety educator from Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, Michigan displays her virtual learning environment with tools she learned from a recent workshop delivered by Brene Duggins. Search the term Source:: NFPA –…

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Tragic Columbus Fire Reinforces the Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

By nfpa@jiveon.com A Columbus, OH family of four lost their lives to an early morning fire this past weekend, caused by embers from their fireplace igniting nearby flammable materials. According to news report, while the home had smoke alarms, investigators…

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When Being a “Frequent Flyer” Isn’t a Good Thing: Reducing Falls Among Older Adults

By nfpa@jiveon.com As approximately 95% of older adults live independently in their own homes, helping aging adults navigate daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and moving through their home without incident is essential to maintaining their independence. Falls send Source::…

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As Halloween Activities Shift in Response to COVID-19, NFPA Emphasizes Caution around Home Decorating, including Candles and Electrical Lighting

By nfpa@jiveon.com The realities of COVID-19 are pushing households to find creative ways to celebrate Halloween this year. With trick-or-treating and Halloween parties being less of an option, it’s likely that more home decorating, pumpkin carving and use of Source::…

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Mythblaster Monday 11: Safety Resides in Each Home Fire Sprinkler

By nfpa@jiveon.com We often talk about the best way to improve fire safety outcomes is by having interconnected smoke alarms to alert people so that there may be a fire. Interconnected in the smoke alarm sense means that when one…

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Overhead Powerline Safety the Subject of the Third Video of Faces of Fire Electrical Hazard Awareness Campaign

By nfpa@jiveon.com In late September, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two videos of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents…

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Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci Honored as Sprinkler Advocate of the Year for 2020

By nfpa@jiveon.com According to research, fires become deadly in as little as two minutes. The more we can do to improve the chances that people and property can be saved, the better. One of the best ways to protect homes…

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From a Week of Celebrating Fire Safety to Year-Round Fire & Life Safety Education

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Prevention WeekTM (FPW) is celebrated once a year in the beginning of October to raise awareness of fire safety, and all month long we’ll continue to see communities engaged in a variety of activities to help…

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