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The biggest problem with fire sprinklers? Not enough places have them.

The recently published 2021 edition of NFPA US Experience with Sprinklers report shows, that properties with sprinklers have lower rates of fire deaths and injuries. In most occupancies, property loss is also reduced. From 2015 to 2019, local fire departments…

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Fire Sprinkler Side-by-Side Burn Brings Reality Closer to Home with New Virtual Reality Video

I did not truly understand just how effective fire sprinklers were until I saw the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s (HFSC) virtual reality live fire video demonstration. I have interned at NFPA for a few months, so I knew going in…

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Following Simple Home Electrical Safety Tips Keeps the Focus on Family at Thanksgiving

November is likely my favorite month of the year. Aside from it being my birthday month, I love the crisp air, falling leaves, and watching college football games that impact championships. And I still have hope (albeit small) every year…

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Christmas trees may be arriving in homes earlier this year, presenting potential fire hazards

With people continuing to spend more time at home due to the pandemic, there has been talk in the news about Christmas trees being purchased earlier this year, even resulting in a possible tree shortage as the holiday nears. This…

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Christmas trees may be arriving in homes earlier this year, presenting potential fire hazards

With people continuing to spend more time at home due to the pandemic, there has been talk in the news about Christmas trees being purchased earlier this year, even resulting in a possible tree shortage as the holiday nears. This…

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Prepare your community for holiday and winter fire safety: Live NVFC Facebook event Thursday, November 18, 3 p.m. ET

Preparing your community for the unique fire and burn risks associated with the holiday and winter season is an evolving challenge for fire departments and injury prevention professionals. Those responsible for fire and life safety (FLS) education can learn and…

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Prepare your community for holiday and winter fire safety: Live NVFC Facebook event Thursday, November 18, 3 p.m. ET

Preparing your community for the unique fire and burn risks associated with the holiday and winter season is an evolving challenge for fire departments and injury prevention professionals. Those responsible for fire and life safety (FLS) education can learn and…

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Remind households to cook with caution on Thanksgiving Day, by far the leading day of the year for home cooking fires

Thanksgiving Day is by far the leading day for home cooking fires, with more than three times as many cooking fires occurring on that day as a typical day of the year. In 2019, an estimated 1,400 home cooking fires…

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Remind households to cook with caution on Thanksgiving Day, by far the leading day of the year for home cooking fires

Thanksgiving Day is by far the leading day for home cooking fires, with more than three times as many cooking fires occurring on that day as a typical day of the year. In 2019, an estimated 1,400 home cooking fires…

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Home structure fires and even home fire deaths are all too common in the news

Stories of home structure fires and even home fire deaths are all too common in the news. During 2015 to 2019, US fire departments responded to an estimated average of 346,800 home structure fires per year. These fires caused an…

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