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No community fireworks for the long weekend? Try virtual family-friendly alternatives . . .

By nfpa@jiveon.com With long weekends approaching – Victoria Day in Canada and Memorial Day in the United States – and many fireworks displays cancelled, it’s tempting for families to host their own pyrotechnics parties. NFPA takes a hard Source:: NFPA…

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New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

By nfpa@jiveon.com With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that two children perished in a home fire in Georgia, or that a fire in a highrise apartment building, which killed a number of…

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New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

By nfpa@jiveon.com With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that 100 people were left homeless in Wisconsin due to an apartment complex consumed by a massive fire that lacked sprinklers, or that five…

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Cat alerts owner to burning slow cooker while supposed guard dog dozes

By nfpa@jiveon.com As if there were any doubt that cats rule, a rescue named Joey woke his sleeping owners and alerted them to a malfunctioning slow cooker – while the family dog slept. According to CBC News, the family in…

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Home schooling provides a whole new appreciation for teachers!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Schoolhouses might be closed but “school” is not. As parents and caregivers balance working at home Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

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Brrrr! It’s spring: time to heat up the outdoors . . . safely

By nfpa@jiveon.com It’s not unusual for the mother of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be in the news. Margaret Sinclair Trudeau is a celebrity in her own right – author, speaker, and mental-health advocate. But Ms. Trudeau, 71, made…

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May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.

By nfpa@jiveon.com Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departments responding to fires,…

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NFPA and ESFI Stress Importance of Electrical Safety during National Electrical Safety Month

By nfpa@jiveon.com National Electrical Safety Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) that raises awareness of potential home electrical hazards, the importance of electrical fire safety, and the safety of Source:: NFPA – Safety…

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On International Firefighters’ Day, say thanks by taking responsibility for your own safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day. This special event memorializes a fatal event in which 5 volunteers from the Geelong West Fire Brigade in Australia lost their lives while bravely fighting an intense wildfire in 1999. While this…

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Lightning, Lottery, or Fire . . . What are the odds?

By nfpa@jiveon.com Salado Creek apartment fire image (KSAT) According to a recent survey by the American Red Cross, many people overestimate their ability to react to a home fire, and miss critical steps to keep their loved ones safe. In…

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