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New tip sheet outlines chicken coop safety for hobby farmers

1 hour 22 min ago
  Raising chickens as  hobby is popular. Hobby farmers enjoy raising chickens as livestock or pets. Our new Backyard Chicken Coop safety tip sheet gives guidance for protecting people, property and flocks from fire.
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Fire department takes action after tragedy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:58
Public Education Coordinator Stan Barnes, of the Farmington Hills Fire Department, took a recent news story to heart.  Stan reached out to his fellow firefighters across the state of Michigan sharing, with heavy heart, the news of a fatal accident
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Scoring a Canadian pub-ed victory

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:09
Teaching public education is sometimes like coaching very young hockey players; you never know quite how much information is getting through until little Johnny puts the puck deep, gives chase, then passes to his teammate in front of the net to score
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Dog snatches pancake from stove, accidentally starting house fire

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:10
A dog accidentally started a fire this week while stealing a pancake from on top of a stove in a Southwick, Massachusetts, home. According to Fox 59, one of the family’s dogs hit the ignition while helping itself to the leftovers. Within
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Major U.S. airlines ban ‘smart’ luggage with non-removable batteries

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:00
Some major airlines no longer accept ‘smart’ luggage with non-removable lithium ion batteries as checked or carry-on luggage. The powerful batteries can potentially overheat and pose a fire hazard during flight. In some instances, smart bags
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Only days remain to submit comments to NFPA’s educational messages document

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 07:01
The comment period will soon close for submitting suggested revisions to the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference. The deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018. The comment form is for the purposes of providing substantiated comments on the current
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Kick off a year of burn safety starting with this week’s observance of Burn Awareness Week

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:27
Burn Awareness Week 2018 is being observed February 4-10, the first full week of February. An initiative of the American Burn Association (ABA), it is an opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a
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The Great Burger Debate: Goes Viral!

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:14
I have always been a connoisseur of food growing up in a family of cooks who owned a local diner.  At home we would always have a hamburger as a weekend treat fresh off the grill. This week a new commercial started circulating that talks about the
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Think fire safety on Super Bowl Sunday

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:27
There’s a good chance that this Sunday’s square-off between the Philadelphia Eagles and the reigning NFL champs, the New England Patriots, will be the most-watched Super Bowl of all time. Last year 113.7 million people watched in combined
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Recent fire in New Jersey likely caused by burning candles

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:43
Burning candles in an apartment building bedroom in Princeton, New Jersey, was likely the cause of a recent fire that killed one person and displaced more than 30 people. According to news reports, Princeton Police Chief Nicholas K. Sutter stated,
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