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Funeral Held for Four Children Killed in Home Daycare Fire; Tragedy Draws Call for Sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo Credit: Associated Press It was with heavy hearts that four siblings, ages nine months to eight years old, were laid to rest over the weekend. The children were four out of the five that were killed in…

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Forbes Article Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in All Homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com When it comes to home fire sprinklers, misinformation about these life-and-property-saving systems continues to persist. Many who unfamiliar with the technology think that sprinklers are too expensive and that they will activate for no Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Landmark report addresses liability concerns for smoke alarm installation programs

By nfpa@jiveon.com Washington, DC – Fire departments in the United States understand the importance of residential smoke alarm installation programs in helping to save lives. However, a number of them have expressed concerns about implementing such programs Source:: NFPA –…

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Be prepared for National S’mores Day this Saturday

By nfpa@jiveon.com The most popular campfire treat is recognized each year on August 10th during National S’mores Day. This delicious, gooey treat is loved by millions across the United States. Before you start preparing this scrumptious indulgence, review Source:: NFPA…

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Spotlight on the Network Representative: Eric Guevin

By nfpa@jiveon.com The NFPA Public Education Network is made up of fire and life safety education representatives for every state and province who disseminate NFPA information to fire safety educators throughout their state or province. Periodically, NFPA will be Source::…

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Kennewick, WA fire department finds opportunity to reinforce importance of home escape planning and practice

By nfpa@jiveon.com Photo courtesy of KEPR-TV/CBS I recently came across a news story about four people who safely escaped a fast-moving fire in their Kennewick, WA home. Working smoke alarms were credited for awaking them in time to get out…

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AHJs Are Finding Common Ground with Local Home Builders and Developers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Today’s post was written by guest contributor, Peg Paul, Communications Manager at the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition: Home fire sprinklers are a proven, long-term solution to the home fire problem. But the fire service often faces many Source::…

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Home for Disabled Veterans Retrofit with Sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) and the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB) were recently involved in a project working with Designing Spaces, a home improvement show, to retrofit a home Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler…

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Boating and marina safety, a new Fire Prevention Week activity, and a powerful tool to supercharge your community risk reduction strategy featured in the July issue of Safety Source

By nfpa@jiveon.com The July issue of Safety Source, the Public Education newsletter, provides cautions in an around the water with our Marina and Boating tip sheet, a fun family Fire Prevention Week activity in the form of a fire escape…

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Sprinkler System Stops McKinney, Texas Fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com No one was home at a McKinney, Texas apartment when a fire broke out in the kitchen. Firefighters received a call about smoke and when they arrived at the scene, they found that the sprinkler system had successfully…

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