With Home Fire Sprinkler Week fast approaching, now’s the time to brush up on the facts of this lifesaving technology

Home Fire Sprinkler Week (HFSW) approaching quickly, it is a good time to review some residential sprinkler myths that NFPA has debunked in the past. Last July, NFPA released an episode of The NFPA Podcast that addressed some of these…

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National Electrical Safety Month works to keep people safe from electrical hazards, including those associated with “smart” technologies

As challenging as the pandemic has been – and as much as most of us have grumbled at one point or another about the limitations it’s placed on our lives –imagine enduring a crisis in which we lost electrical power.…

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A new NFPA Journal podcast delves into how fire and life safety messages are created

When it comes to fire safety messaging, ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll’ may be the most famous phrase of all, but there are literally hundreds of fire and life safety messages that fire departments, public educators, and teachers spread among their…

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“Selling” health and safety

Any first year Marketing major learns about the Five P’s* of selling – Product, Price, Place, Promotion, and People.  Consider the lemonade stand – the product is a refreshing drink of lemonade, priced at a mere 25 cents, conveniently placed on…

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Wildfire preparedness is in the cards…the social media cards, that is!

May 1 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and people all over the country are organizing projects and activities for that day and throughout the month. One great way to help people get excited for what kinds of activities they can…

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There’s still time (but not much) to nominate someone for the 2021 NFPA Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year award

In an effort to recognize educators who take the lead in making their communities safer, NFPA has a call for nominations for the 2021 Fire & Life Safety Educator of the Year award. Since 2000, the Public Education Division has annually…

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All-new “Sparky’s Fire Safety Club” and badging system reward kids for learning fire safety basics

In celebration of Sparky the Fire Dog’s® 70th birthday, NFPA has created an all-new Sparky’s Fire Safety Club and badging system on Sparky.org, the association’s award-winning website for kids. Together, these new online features teach kids basic but critical elements…

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Help Spread the Word About the Life-Saving Benefits of Home Fire Sprinklers During Home Fire Sprinkler Week May 16 – 22, 2021

The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! To commemorate this great milestone, HFSC is developing new innovative tools and materials to support community outreach. One example is the popular Home Fire Sprinkler Week campaign…

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Massive blaze at apartment building in New York underscores critical importance of an educated public

Last week, a massive blaze at six-story apartment building in Queens, NY displaced approximately 240 residents and injured six people. According to Daniel Nigro, commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), the door to the apartment unit where…

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Join NFPA as we Celebrate 125 Years of Protecting People and Property; Anniversary Conference Series Kicks off on May 18 with Electrical Program

NFPA is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and we want to commemorate this momentous milestone with you! Since our founding in 1896, NFPA has been devoted to eliminating death, injury property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and…

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