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July’s issue of Safety Source includes a Fire Prevention Week tool, and tips on summer water safety and hurricane season preparedness

By nfpa@jiveon.com The July issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week home fire escape grid Safety tips on electrical hazards around swimming pools, hot tubs…

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Fire sprinkler bill prompts TV ad aimed at fighting requirements for this safety technology

By nfpa@jiveon.com New York TV stations are airing an ad downplaying the necessity of fire sprinkler requirements, but safety advocates are fighting back. A bill introduced in Albany County would require fire sprinklers in its new homes. According to a…

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Vision 20/20 launches Fire Safety Materials Generator to help fire service reach their communities

By nfpa@jiveon.com Vision 20/20 just launched their Fire Safety Materials Generator, created with funding from AFG. The Materials Generator allows fire departments to design their own public education materials based on the latest social marketing research, Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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State might ban home fire sprinkler requirements, but that’s not stopping educational efforts by safety advocates

By nfpa@jiveon.com Do you live somewhere that prohibits home fire sprinkler requirements statewide or locally? Do you feel like your hands are tied by laws that actually prohibit a safety feature known to save lives? While these laws may be…

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A pub-ed success story (or, How Sparky learned to type!)

By nfpa@jiveon.com It brightens the day to hear great stories about fire prevention and public education. Here’s one, from Jeff Corriveau, division chief of public education in Springwater, Ontario. “Just wanted to let you know about a very Source:: NFPA…

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Residential sprinkler activates, firefighter uses boot to finish the job

By nfpa@jiveon.com Here’s a unique fire sprinkler save from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Firefighters there were called to an early-morning, residential fire. Residents told them the fire was inside a vacant apartment. Upon entering the unit, they noticed that the fire Source::…

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Couple experiences home fire on their wedding day

By nfpa@jiveon.com Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Couple experiences home fire on their wedding day

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo: Twitter Proving fire can happen anytime and impact anyone, a Maryland couple and their family fled their home during a fire the morning of the couple’s wedding. According to news reports, the fire began Source:: NFPA –…

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Following concerns from homebuilders, town places vote on fire sprinkler requirement on hold

By nfpa@jiveon.com Set to vote on a requirement to sprinkler its new homes, the Palatine, Illinois, Village Council decided to postpone the vote after local builders argued they “were given little advance warning about the vote” and could “improve fire…

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New PSA features a conversation most home buyers should have about home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Check out a new, 30-second public service announcement created by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (a member of the New York Fire Sprinkler Initiative). It features a real estate agent or builder chatting with a…

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