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Young girl helps her family safely escape a home fire, recalling escape messages she’d previously learned

Julia Post, a seven-year-old girl from Redmond, Washington, helped her family escape an extensive home fire last Friday evening after awakening to the smell of smoke. Julia, her parents and 10-month-old sister, who live in a condominium complex, were able…

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Strengthening the safety net: a healthy insurance market will help us Outthink Wildfire

A new policy brief by NFPA highlights insurance as a key component required for all of us to collectively Outthink Wildfire™ and eliminate the loss of communities to wildfire in 30 years. NFPA’s recent launch of a bold policy initiative, Outthink…

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New smoke alarms report underscores critical importance of fully functioning alarms

Smoke alarms serve as the first line of defense in a home fire, alerting people in time to escape safely. But in order to adequately protect people, they need to be working properly. NFPA recently published its latest edition of…

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Nominations for the 2021 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year now being accepted

Each year, the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award works to recognize educators who take the lead role in making their communities safer. Nominations for this year’s award recipient are being accepted now through April 21, 2021.…

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Burn Survivor Shares Her Story About Importance of Being Prepared for and Living Safely with Wildfire

In just the past few years, the U.S. has seen the average number of acres burned in wildfires rise exponentially. The country has watched as 40,000 structures have been destroyed, 100 lives were lost, and countless families were impacted as…

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Arc Flash the Subject of Additional Interview for Faces of Fire/Electrical Hazard Awareness Video Series

In August 2004, Don Johnson, an electrician from Florida, was at work connecting a client’s backup generator for use during an impending hurricane when a failure of his rotation tester or a loose clip shorted out in a 4,000 amp/480-volt…

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Almost three out of five home fire deaths were caused by fires with no working smoke alarms

NFPA recently published its latest edition of Smoke Alarms in US Home Fires. This report and its supporting tables provide the latest information on smoke alarms in home fires reported to local fire departments in the US.  Smoke alarms were present…

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As Daylight Savings approaches, keep NFPA’s smoke alarm battery messages in mind

The long-standing “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries” campaign (which was not created by NFPA, contrary to popular belief) encourages the public to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning back clocks in the fall and ahead in the spring.…

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Worried you’re saying the wrong thing?

Promoting safety messages, whether in traditional learning settings, virtual settings, social media or other means is an important part of public education efforts to raise awareness and provide information to help keep people safe.  NFPA’s Educational Messaging Desk Reference, now…

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Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Expands Stipends to Canadian Fire Departments to Support Home Fire Sprinkler Outreach, Extends Application Deadline for US Fire Department Stipends

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) announced they will award C$500 stipends to 20 qualifying Canadian fire departments that demonstrate a plan to share the importance of home fire sprinklers with their community during Home Fire Sprinkler Week (HFSW), which…

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