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Older adults, a high fire-risk group, saved by fire sprinklers in recent blaze

By nfpune@jiveon.com Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that by

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Fire Prevention Week in Michigan!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Big, bold efforts were made in Michigan this week in effort to raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, with an end-goal to affect the fire fatality rate that seems to be on the rise in Michigan. A state-wide

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State Farm equips Fire Departments with Fire Prevention Week Kits

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Departments in six states received Fire Prevention Week kits from State Farm Community outreach grants this October. Thanks to the generosity of State Farm, agents delivered kits to fire departments to expand their fire prevention Source:: NFPA…

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Operation Save a Life reaches out to Georgia Fire Departments

By nfpune@jiveon.com Operation Save a Life launched in Georgia yesterday with fire departments from the surrounding areas attending this media event and smoke alarm distribution. WSB-TV has teamed up with local fire departments, Kidde, The Home Depot and attorney Source::…

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Nationwide partners to expand Fire Prevention Week

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Prevention Week is all about partnerships and how we all reach the community. This years theme: Look. Listen. Learn. Fire can Happen Anywhere is a great theme to share with families. Nationwide through the Make Safe Happen

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New video narrated by pro-sprinkler builder gives unique pitch for home safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire safety organizations have teamed up to produce a new video succinctly outlining the life-saving benefits of home fire sprinklers. NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition-Canada, the Co-operators (a Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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Siding with builders, city council votes not to require home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Geneva, Illinois, aldermen recently voted against a requirement to fire sprinkler all of the city’s new homes. Their 8-1 decision seemed to be based on concerns argued extensively by the homebuilding industry. “We’re Source:: NFPA – gicleurs…

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Kicking off Fire Prevention Week in East Providence, RI!

By nfpa@jiveon.com Last week a unique partnership came together in an effort to reach more youth in after school programming with fire safety messages. The East Providence Fire Department, along with the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Providence, et…

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