Posts From FSTI

Back to homepage
FSTI

FSTI

Four Lives Saved in Roanoke, VA home fire thanks to two kids’ prompt response to sounding smoke alarms

The live-saving value of working smoke alarms – and the know-how to respond to them – was reinforced last Wednesday when two children were able to get themselves and two adults out of a home fire upon hearing the smoke…

Read More

USFA Helps Educate the Public about the Importance of Home Fire Sprinklers

Home fire sprinklers are crucial in fire prevention. They help slow or even stop a fire before firefighters arrive at the scene. In most cases, this reduces a significant amount of property damage and saves lives. For the Home Fire…

Read More

Knox Safety releases survey findings about public’s confusion around smoke and CO alarm sounds, reinforcing importance of FPW 2021’s “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™”

Knox Safety, a division of the Knox Company, released findings from a recent Qualtrics survey* that reinforce the importance of this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™.” According to the survey, U.S. consumers are often confused…

Read More

Five D.I.Y. Electrical Wiring Suggestions to Help Prevent Your Home from Going Up in Flames

It was one of those emails that just makes you cringe. Followed by a knot that just sits in the bottom of your stomach. A coworker had sent me yet another link to a major news publication’s Ask the “Expert”…

Read More

In Support of Fire Prevention Week, NFPA and Domino’s Kick Off Annual Smoke Alarm Safety program with the Flint Fire Department

For the 14th year in a row, NFPA teamed up with Domino’s to kick off our joint Fire Prevention Week™ program promoting the importance of smoke alarms and fire safety. This year, approximately 40 first graders from Eisenhower Elementary School…

Read More

San Antonio Fire Department hosts event recognizing State Farm for Fire Prevention Week donation

State Farm has been a strong supporter of Fire Prevention Week™ (FPW™) for the past five years through their Good Neighbor grant program. In San Antonio, TX, local State Farm agents donated 20 FPW kits to the San Antonio Fire…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More