Windsor, CT Fire Inspector named 2021 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

NFPA has announced that Lauri Volkert, fire inspector for the Windsor (CT) Fire Marshal’s Office, has been named the 2021 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Each year, the award is bestowed upon an individual who works for…

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Reported fireworks injuries increased by 56 percent in 2020, underscoring the dangers of consumer fireworks

As July 4 weekend approaches, a new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reinforces the long-held position of NFPA to avoid consumer fireworks.   In 2020, an estimated 15,600 people were seen for fireworks-related injuries at hospital emergency…

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Education is Key to Helping Homeowners Make the Right Choices about Home Fire Sprinklers

Since the 1970s, when “America Burning: Report of the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control” was published, fire safety organizations encouraged home fire sprinkler protection as an essential fire mitigation strategy. But no one organization had the capacity to…

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NFPA to host “Community Risk Reduction: Insights into Action,” a one-day virtual event providing solutions, tools, and strategies to effectively identify and mitigate community risks

NFPA will be hosting “Community Risk Reduction: Insights into Action,” an online event that focuses on the issues fire departments and other public safety officials often face in mitigating safety risks, along with solutions, tools, and strategies to address them.…

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HFSC Video Series: AFSA President Discusses how to Decrease Sprinkler Installation Costs

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), HFSC launched a weekly video series beginning in May featuring interviews with industry professionals and practitioners who share stories and facts about home fire sprinkler advocacy in…

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Give the gift of fall prevention this Father’s Day

This time of year, the hardware stores promote all kinds of “gifts for dad,” ranging from hand tools to riding lawn mowers.   Consider a different kind of gift to the older adults in your life – the gift of home…

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HFSC Video Series: FM Global Discusses Beneficial Environmental Impact of Home Fire Sprinklers

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and to help celebrate, HFSC developed a weekly video series featuring interviews with industry professionals and practitioners who share stories of their commitment to advocating for home fire…

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Planning for 2021 Fire Prevention Week

It’s never too early to get ready for Fire Prevention Week™ which is celebrated October 3-9 this year, featuring the theme “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™.” Fire Prevention Week (FPW) is NFPA’s signature fire prevention awareness event and the oldest continuously…

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NFPA announces “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” as theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 95 years, NFPA has announced “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021, October 3-9. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate…

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Sprinkler Monument to be Erected in Alcobendas, Spain

Fire sprinklers have long been the most efficient tool in fire protection, and one contractor has gone to new lengths to honor the iconic sprinkler. Emilio Rodriguez, the owner of Pacisa, a leading Spanish sprinkler contractor, secured permission to erect…

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