Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Announces Stipends to Fire Departments to Support Home Fire Sprinkler Outreach

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced they will award $300 stipends to 30 fire departments that demonstrate a plan to share the importance of home fire sprinklers with their community during Home Fire Sprinkler Week (HFSW). Only departments that are…

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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Announces Stipends to Fire Departments to Support Home Fire Sprinkler Outreach

Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced they will award $300 stipends to 30 fire departments that demonstrate a plan to share the importance of home fire sprinklers with their community during Home Fire Sprinkler Week (HFSW). Only departments that are…

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NFPA to present how we can Outthink Wildfire™ at Facebook Live event on February 23

In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow. On February 23, 2 p.m. ET, we invite you to join us for a…

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Burn prevention awareness year-round

As this year’s National Burn Awareness Week comes to a close, my thoughts turn to how we can continue the conversation that often starts with these kinds of health observances.  This year’s theme, “Electrical Safety from Amps to Zap (A…

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Remembering Alan Breslau Advocate and Founder of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

As the National Burn Awareness Week campaign comes to a close, we remember and honor Alan Breslau, the founder of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, who passed away in New Zealand over the holidays at the age of 94.…

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Don’t get caught up in the heat of the moment: practice candle safety this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, NFPA encourages everyone to use candles safely and avoid ruining a romantic evening. From 2014 to 2018, US fire departments responded to an average of 7,600 home fires started by candles per year. These…

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NFPA Faces of Fire/Electrical Campaign Advocates for Electrical Safety at Home and in the Workplace, the 2021 Theme of National Burn Awareness Week

Last fall, NFPA launched Faces of Fire™/Electrical, an awareness campaign created in collaboration with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, that focuses on electrical hazards both at home and in the workplace. Since its inception, electricity has made our day-to-day…

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Latest NFPA Podcast Introduces Doctor Team Dedicated to the Research and Care of Patients with Electrical Injuries

As electrical professionals, I think we have all, at one point in our career, heard the somewhat tongue-in-cheek warning about electrical hazards that goes something along the lines of, “Warning: Electricity hurts and it hurts the whole time you are…

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CRR in Action: 3 Questions with Patrick Corran, the Community Risk Educator for La Crosse 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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Use these 4 easy steps to build your home wildfire safety knowledge

Nearly 45 million homes currently exist in our nation’s wildland-urban interface (WUI). With more people moving to areas of wildfire risk every year, it’s critical that residents take action to help protect their homes and communities from wildfire. The challenge faced in many communities is that…

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