Fire Prevention Week: What’s in it for me?

October 3 -9 marks the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 99th annual Fire Prevention Week showcasing this year’s theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.”  Each year NFPA selects a theme that is universal across populations, data-driven, and actionable. This…

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Celebrity Nicole Richie’s hair catches fire while blowing out the candles on her birthday cake

Earlier this week in the news, it was reported that celebrity Nicole Richie’s hair caught fire as she blew out the candles on her birthday cake. Fortunately, the fire was put out in time to prevent serious damage beyond burnt…

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From Preparedness Month to Fire Prevention Week

September is National Preparedness Month in which residents are encouraged to plan ahead and take precautions against a myriad of hazards. From having an evacuation bag, to stocking up on batteries and food in case of power outages, to preparing…

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CRR in Action: 3 Questions with Lt. Erin Stehle of the Harrisonburg 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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Congratulations to the winners of Domino’s FPW 2021 sweepstakes!

Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s annual Fire Prevention Week program, which is hosted in coordination with NFPA. All the departments were automatically entered into a sweepstakes to receive an “FPW in…

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Generator Safety: Being Prepared When It’s Needed Most

For many of us, it is hard to fathom the devastation that a natural disaster like Hurricane Ida can cause and what it is like to personally live through that experience. Living in the Midwest my entire life, I have…

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Sign up to attend Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) on Tuesday, September 14!

The fifth annual Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is less than one week away! The one-day online program will address some of the leading challenges and opportunities facing today’s fire departments and public safety educators working to mitigate fire and…

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September is National Preparedness Month! Share information and resources with your community to help them stay safe from hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires and other natural disasters

While hurricane season began June 1 and ends in late November, according to the National Weather Service, most storms peak in late September and October, when the likelihood of hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other natural disasters significantly increases across many…

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