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Illinois home fire sprinkler advocate pushes “Ban the Ban”

By nfpa@jiveon.com Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB), laid down a new year’s challenge he calls “Ban the Ban” to others concerned about reducing home fire loss. In a recent articlein the Source::…

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E-cigarette explosions and burn injuries are much more common than previously thought

By nfpa@jiveon.com Electronic cigarettes, powered by lithium-ion batteries, have ignited or exploded, resulting in severe injuries, including third degree burns, lacerations and loss of body parts. According to a study by George Mason University, injuries have been Source:: NFPA –…

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

By nfpa@jiveon.com Only weeks remain to submit an applicationfor the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The deadline is Friday, February 15th, 2019. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and…

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Parting may be such sweet sorrow, but it’s time to take down the Christmas tree!

By nfpa@jiveon.com As I was driving home last night, I was a little surprised to see how many homes still have Christmas trees inside. I get it – it’s tough to say goodbye to the season and pack away the…

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Australia to require fire sprinklers in certain dwellings

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has received word from the Fire Protection Association (FPA) Australia that fire sprinklers will be required in new apartment buildings over three stories in height. The association calls the new requirement “the most significant shift in fire…

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Preparing for the Holidays

By nfpa@jiveon.com At a recent NFPA update for new fire and life safety educators, I gave the challenge to conduct a home fire drill with your family at night. With the busyness of the holidays and a to do list…

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Here are NFPA’s top five stories on fire sprinklers/home fires in 2018

By nfpa@jiveon.com Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here’s a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog: 5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs in on city council’s…

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Safety advocate’s unique perspective on fire sprinklers following home fire gets media’s attention

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s an unfortunate fact that the media doesn’t typically crave success stories. Reporters are more inclined to cover stories on destruction, accidents, or system failures and less likely to underscore when something went right. Think about the Source::…

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Capping off a stellar year for home fire sprinklers, two more towns pass requirements for this technology

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA has gotten word that two more towns have passed requirements for home fire sprinklers this year. Dayton, Maine, and Washougal, Washington, have joined nearly a half-dozen other towns that are installing sprinklers in their new homes. Source::…

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Four-part series on residential fires underscores safety shortfalls

By nfpa@jiveon.com “People are at risk of a fire anywhere they live, work, or recreate. But residential fires have accounted for almost all of the loss of life in our community,” Las Vegas Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Robert…

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