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State approves new building and fire codes but strips them of key safety requirements

By nfpa@jiveon.com The legislative Regulation Review Committee in Connecticut has formally approved new safety codes, including a State Building Code, Fire Safety Code, and Fire Prevention Code that will fall short of nationally recognized standards and fire safety Source:: NFPA…

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Nine steps for promoting home fire sprinkler incentives to your community and developers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Developers need to know that installing fire sprinklers in their new homes can be a financial win. Serious dollars can be saved via reducing construction and infrastructure costs if sprinklers are included in new homes. If you’re lacking…

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NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference expands safety messaging

By nfpa@jiveon.com The just released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter devoted to messaging on safety from wildfires. The chapter includes three Source::…

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Sign up today for webinar on the ABCs of educational messaging

By nfpa@jiveon.com How do fire departments fit effective messaging into a tweet, infographic, press release, or advertisement? NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes explains in the webinar, “The ABCs of Educational Messaging.” This timely webinar, Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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NFPA highlights news reports that accurately portray residential fire sprinkler activations

By nfpa@jiveon.com A big complaint from our safety advocates is that fire sprinkler activations don’t get nearly as much media play as home fires. Or, when an activation occurs, the media focuses more on the “damage” than what was actually…

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August issue of Safety Source includes Fire Prevention Week news and details on delivery of Domino’s pizza along with fire safety messaging

By nfpa@jiveon.com The August issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: All the resources you’ll need to raise awareness on fire and life safety during Fire Prevention Week Details on…

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Commentary: Why fire sprinklers must be considered in the debate surrounding flame retardants in upholstered furniture

By nfpa@jiveon.com There’s growing concern pertaining to chemical flame retardants used in upholstered furniture. While aiming to improve fire safety at home, these chemicals have gotten the attention of health advocates, who highlight research linking these Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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Boost interest in your presentations with new edition of NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference

By nfpa@jiveon.com The 2018 edition of this must-have tool for firefighters and fire and life safety educators is now available and includes new chapters on college and university housing and wildfires, as well as a new section on portable cooking…

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Fire sprinkler installation, safety measures mark one-year anniversary of Marco Polo fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, fire safety seems to be at the forefront following last year’s high-rise fire at the Marco Polo building in Honolulu. Killing four people and injuring others, the fire received international attention since…

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Advocacy on wheels: Fire sprinkler supporters create eye-catching bus ad

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

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