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As warmer weather approaches, NFPA offers 6 key tips to safely tackle spring cleaning

Melted snow, budding trees, longer days: they’re all signs that the warmer months are fast-approaching –  and for many of us, these seasonal hallmarks are reminders to start spring cleaning in and around our homes. As people power up their…

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What’s new in grilling and cooking safety messaging?

Grilling safety and safe use of cooking appliances are part of the updated messaging included in the Cooking chapter of NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference, now in its updated 2020 edition. The desk reference supports Fire & Life Safety (FLS)…

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Research Foundation Request for Proposal – How Does Medication Impact an Older Adult When It Comes to Falls and Fire Risks?

The NFPA Remembering When™ program is a fire and fall prevention program for older adults developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is designed to help older adults live safely at home as…

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Fire safety in your home away from home

NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference, now in its updated 2020 edition, offers Fire and Life Safety (FLS) educators and those involved in injury prevention and public education, a compendium of accurate, relevant and up to date messaging for a multitude…

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What’s new in Carbon Monoxide messaging?

NFPA’s Educational Messaging Desk Reference, now in its updated 2020 edition, offers Fire and Life Safety (FLS) educators and those involved in injury prevention and public education, a compendium of accurate, relevant and up to date messaging for a multitude…

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Happy 70th birthday to Sparky the Fire Dog®!

Happy 70th birthday to Sparky the Fire Dog®! As NFPA’s official mascot for the past seven decades, there’s lots to celebrate for this septuagenarian, as he carries a legacy that spans the generations: Kids know and love him, parents grew…

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Strengthening the safety net: a healthy insurance market will help us Outthink Wildfire

A new policy brief by NFPA highlights insurance as a key component required for all of us to collectively Outthink Wildfire™ and eliminate the loss of communities to wildfire in 30 years. NFPA’s recent launch of a bold policy initiative, Outthink…

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Young girl helps her family safely escape a home fire, recalling escape messages she’d previously learned

Julia Post, a seven-year-old girl from Redmond, Washington, helped her family escape an extensive home fire last Friday evening after awakening to the smell of smoke. Julia, her parents and 10-month-old sister, who live in a condominium complex, were able…

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New smoke alarms report underscores critical importance of fully functioning alarms

Smoke alarms serve as the first line of defense in a home fire, alerting people in time to escape safely. But in order to adequately protect people, they need to be working properly. NFPA recently published its latest edition of…

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Burn Survivor Shares Her Story About Importance of Being Prepared for and Living Safely with Wildfire

In just the past few years, the U.S. has seen the average number of acres burned in wildfires rise exponentially. The country has watched as 40,000 structures have been destroyed, 100 lives were lost, and countless families were impacted as…

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