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Burn Awareness Week is another opportunity to promote sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com As Burn Awareness Week, sponsored by American Burn Association (ABA) and heavily promoted by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, winds down it is a great opportunity to talk about home fire sprinklers and their role in reducing…

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New Jersey home fire sprinkler bill aimed at protecting firefighters and public moves to full Assembly

By nfpa@jiveon.com By a unanimous vote the New Jersey Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee moved to the full Assembly this month the New Fire Safety Act (bill A3974) which would require home fire sprinklers be installed in new single…

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Maryland County uses baseless information to consider opting out of sprinkler requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com One of the arguments being used by Worcester County Commissioners in Maryland to try and opt out of the statewide requirement for home fire sprinklers in new homes is that sprinklers thwart building, a notion that has been…

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Employees of Kentucky child-care center honored for quick action in face of fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last week, flames ripped through Southside Christian Childcare in Louisville, Kentucky. According to news reports, the employees were able to get all of the children out and into a nearby Home Depot building while firefighters fought the flames.…

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Texas kicks off year with fire prevention emphasis

By nfpa@jiveon.com As the old saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas! In December, Operation Save a Life worked with Dallas Fire and Rescue to reach at-risk homes with smoke alarm installations. At the after-school event held in the Dallas…

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Illinois home fire sprinkler advocate pushes “Ban the Ban”

By nfpa@jiveon.com Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), laid down a new year’s challenge he calls “Ban the Ban” to others concerned about reducing home fire loss. In a recent articlein the Source::…

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E-cigarette explosions and burn injuries are much more common than previously thought

By nfpa@jiveon.com Electronic cigarettes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, have ignited or exploded, resulting in severe injuries, including third degree burns, lacerations and loss of body parts. According to a study by George Mason University, injuries have been Source:: NFPA –…

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Apply now for the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award

By nfpa@jiveon.com Only weeks remain to submit an applicationfor the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 15th, 2019. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and…

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Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but it’s time to take down the Christmas tree!

By nfpa@jiveon.com As I was driving home last night, I was a little surprised to see how many homes still have Christmas trees inside. I get it – it’s tough to say goodbye to the season and pack away the…

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Australia to require fire sprinklers in certain dwellings

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has received word from the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia that fire sprinklers will be required in new apartment buildings over three stories in height. The association calls the new requirement “the most significant shift in fire…

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