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Home fire sprinkler myth goes up in flames in deadly MA fire

For years NFPA and fire and life safety advocates have refuted erroneous myths and battled pushback to increasing the use of home fire sprinklers in new one and two family homes despite the inclusion of this provision in all building…

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Two men sustain debilitating injuries due to use of consumer fireworks, underscoring associated risks year-round

*Based on injuries during the month around July 4. Source: CPSC’s 2018 Fireworks Annual Report by Tu and NG. Earlier this month, two men suffered debilitating injuries from fireworks exploding in their hands while at a car racing event in…

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USFA New Year message touts the importance of home fire sprinklers

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) rang in 2021 by reminding their audiences across America, including state and local departments, of the importance of home fire sprinklers. USFA issued a training bulletin about the positive effects of residential fire sprinklers…

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Post new year fires show that we still have much work to do in 2021 and beyond to reduce home fire deaths

This article initially appeared in the January issue of the NFPA Network newsletter. After a nice holiday break, I returned to work on January 4th and was immediately struck by stories from around the globe about home fires and civilian…

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New online tutorial helps you deliver a community wildfire risk assessment

The community wildfire risk assessment is a critical step in the Firewise USA® recognition process. The assessments helps inform residents of the strengths and vulnerabilities within their self-defined community and provides direction for the action plan. Getting started with the assessment…

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Moving the needle toward behavior change

At this time of year, people begin making and breaking their new year’s resolutions, and Fire and Life Safety (FLS) educators are once again faced with the age old question: “What does it take to get people to adopt safety…

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NFPA Faces of Fire electrical video campaign series highlights surgeon dedicated to the healing of patients suffering from burn injuries

In the final official video interview of the six-part Faces of Fire/Electrical campaign series, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors introduce Dr. Victor Joe, MD, FACS, FCCP, a clinical professor of surgery and medical director at UCI Health…

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Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires between December and February, with one-fifth of all home heating fires occurring in January

Home heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires during the months of December, January and February, when nearly half (48 percent) of all U.S. home heating equipment fires occur. January is the leading month for home heating…

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NFPA’s 125th Anniversary Conference Series is Unveiled, replacing traditionally scheduled plans for 2021 Conference and Expo®

With the continued uncertainty of live events stretching well into 2021, NFPA has announced that the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo® (C&E) will not happen as traditionally scheduled and instead will be replaced with the 125th Anniversary Conference Series, a year-long,…

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What you do makes a difference: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 launches to help protect homes and neighborhoods

Now more than ever, it’s vital that people take steps to protect their homes from wildfire. That’s why NFPA andState Farm® are hosting the eighth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Preparedness Day) event on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Financial support from…

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