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Turkey Fryer Fire Thanksgiving Day Burns Three Homes, Displaces 27 Residents

When it comes to deep frying turkeys on Thanksgiving, NFPA takes a firm stance: don’t do it. Deep frying turkeys presents significant fire hazards that make it way too dangerous to be done safely. An incident that occurred on Thanksgiving…

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Revisiting the home ignition zone: the extended 30-100 feet

When we talk about the Home Ignition Zone and actions for improving the chances of surviving a wildfire, we recommend starting at the home and working out from there. In previous blogs we’ve discussed the immediate (0-5 feet) and intermediate (5-30 feet)…

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The Day before Thanksgiving is the Second-Leading Day for Home Cooking Fires

At NFPA, we put a lot of effort to promoting the importance of cooking safety on Thanksgiving Day, which makes sense, considering it’s the peak day of the year for home cooking fires. According to our latest Home Cooking Fires…

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Engaging your Community to Prepare for Winter Fire Safety

On Monday, November 16, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) hosted a live Facebook event featuring ways for Fire & Life Safety (FLS) Educators to reach their communities with life saving winter fire safety information and resources. Promoting winter safety…

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Firefighter safety the spotlight of latest video interview for Faces of Fire electrical hazard awareness campaign

This fall, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the launch of a new campaign series, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people impacted by electrical incidents, demonstrating the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards in…

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Keep fire safety top of mind when preparing your feast this Thanksgiving, the peak day for U.S. home cooking fires

Keep cooking safety top of mind when preparing this year’s Thanksgiving feast! According to our latest Home Cooking Fires report, Thanksgiving was the peak day for U.S. home cooking fires in 2018; the day before Thanksgiving was the second-leading day…

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CRR in Action: 3 Questions with Lieutenant Chris Collins of Saint Albans Fire Department

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. This process has been gaining traction in fire departments around the world…

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String of Tragic New Hampshire Fires Exposes Gaps in Smoke Alarm Protection

By nfpa@jiveon.com Over the past few decades, there have been great strides in public awareness around home fire safety and prevention. One example of this success is around smoke alarms, which shows that most homes now have at least one…

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String of Tragic New Hampshire Fires Exposes Gaps in Smoke Alarm Protection

Over the past few decades, there have been great strides in public awareness around home fire safety and prevention. One example of this success is around smoke alarms, which shows that most homes now have at least one installed. But…

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California 2020 State Legislative Session for Wildfire: Some Wins While Others Measures Left in a Holding Pattern

Unlike the state’s rough wildfire season, the end of California’s 2020 legislative session is clearly in sight. This year, lawmakers considered a number of bills on the state’s wildfire challenge. Among these were two measures aimed at strengthening California’s defensible…

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