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CRR in Action: 3 Questions with Lt. Erin Stehle of the Harrisonburg Fire Department

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a process to identify and prioritize local risks, followed by the integrated and strategic investment of resources to reduce their occurrence and impact. This process has been gaining traction in fire departments around the world…

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Congratulations to the winners of Domino’s FPW 2021 sweepstakes!

Thanks to all the fire departments that signed up this August to participate in Domino’s annual Fire Prevention Week program, which is hosted in coordination with NFPA. All the departments were automatically entered into a sweepstakes to receive an “FPW in…

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Generator Safety: Being Prepared When It’s Needed Most

For many of us, it is hard to fathom the devastation that a natural disaster like Hurricane Ida can cause and what it is like to personally live through that experience. Living in the Midwest my entire life, I have…

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Sign up to attend Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) on Tuesday, September 14!

The fifth annual Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) is less than one week away! The one-day online program will address some of the leading challenges and opportunities facing today’s fire departments and public safety educators working to mitigate fire and…

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September is National Preparedness Month! Share information and resources with your community to help them stay safe from hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires and other natural disasters

While hurricane season began June 1 and ends in late November, according to the National Weather Service, most storms peak in late September and October, when the likelihood of hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other natural disasters significantly increases across many…

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Learn how to create data-driven programming at the upcoming Spotlight on Public Education virtual conference

How do you take your community risk assessment (CRA) to the streets with data-driven programming?  That question will be answered in the engaging workshop “From Craig1300™ to Sparky the Fire Dog: Taking your CRA to the streets with relevant, data-driven programming,” within…

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NASFM is helping NFPA Spread the Word About Home Fire Sprinklers

The effectiveness of home fire sprinklers is undeniable. Sprinklers respond immediately to fires, meaning they fight a fire before firefighters even arrive. In most cases, this reduces a significant amount of property damage and can even save lives. However, from…

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NFPA’s Spotlight on Public Education conference to feature “Collaboration for Inclusion for People with Disabilities” workshop

The work of the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assured, among other things, that people with disabilities would have access into public buildings. This impacted the public conversation around universal design, building codes, and the concept of inclusion for…

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Home Fire Sprinklers Reduce Risks for Volunteer Firefighters

There are 1.1 million firefighters nationwide, 67 percent of which are volunteers. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) represents the interests of volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. Kevin Quinn, the first vice chairman at the NVFC, sat down with Home…

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Home Fire Sprinklers Reduce Risks for Volunteer Firefighters

There are 1.1 million firefighters nationwide, 67 percent of which are volunteers. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) represents the interests of volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. Kevin Quinn, the first vice chairman at the NVFC, sat down with Home…

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