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FEMA Releases 2019 National Household Survey Results

By nfpa@jiveon.com FEMA has released the results of the 2019 National Household Survey (NHS) and survey data are available on OpenFEMA. The National Household Survey tracks progress in personal disaster preparedness through investigation of the American public’s Source:: NFPA –…

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Firefighters warn parents of viral Tik Tok “outlet challenge”

By nfpa@jiveon.com High school students in Massachusetts are imitating a dangerous viral video circulating on the social media app Tik Tok that has firefighters issuing an alert. According to news reports it’s called “the outlet challenge” and involves Source:: NFPA…

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Recognize outstanding advocacy efforts by nominating individual or group for the James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2020 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts aimed at reducing losses associated with fire, electrical, or other hazards. The advocacy medal honors an individual or Source:: NFPA…

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Help us revise our fire and burn safety messaging

By nfpa@jiveon.com The NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference is up for revision. Download our comment form and submit your suggestions by February 28. The document details the messages used in NFPA educational programs, curricula, and handouts and provides the fire…

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

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who have these qualifications: Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s office. Use NFPA educational programs and materials in a consistent…

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Local Massachusetts House Fire Underscores the Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Almost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In particular, the last few months of 2019 Source::…

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Heat safely while keeping warm during the winter months

By nfpa@jiveon.com There’s nothing better than that cozy feeling that our heaters provide us with when the weather is cold and harsh. As we chase away the chill in our homes with our heating systems, let’s not forget the risks…

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Play it safe and send your Christmas tree packing: Nearly one-third of Christmas tree fires occur in January

By nfpa@jiveon.com If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Christmas trees are combustible items that Source::…

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The Holiday Season Presents Increased Fire Risks Due to Multiple Factors

By nfpa@jiveon.com Glittering decorations, holiday meals and treats, enjoying the warmth of home on a wintry day – these are hallmarks of the holiday season. However, these traditions and festivities also present an increased risk of fire, making December a…

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The Top 5 Fire Sprinkler Initiative Blogs of 2019

By nfpa@jiveon.com Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2019? Here’s a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on The Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog: 5. Funeral Held for Four Children…

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