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Sparky’s Fire Safety Maze keeps you on the path of Fire Prevention Week

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:00
Reinforce this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme–Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out™– with students and community members of all ages using Sparky’s Fire Safety Maze. The maze directs participants to follow the path to
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NFPA expands its fire and life safety outreach efforts with new Canada representative

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:19
In an effort to expand fire and life safety education across Canada, NFPA recently filled the contract position of Public Education Representative, Canada. Laura King, most recently editor of Fire Fighting in Canada magazine, will engage with NFPA
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Neighbors are urged to help neighbors during National Preparedness Month

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:01
It is Week 2 of National Preparedness Month. The theme for this week is “Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community.” Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life
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Safe use of generators urged as tragedies occur in wake of Hurricane Irma

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:20
According to Orange County, Florida officials, three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running after Hurricane Irma knocked out power. Four other members of the multigenerational family were taken to Florida Hospital in very
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Campus fire safety: three tips to stay safe when studying abroad

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:05
  September is Campus Fire Safety Month and NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are working together to help raise awareness of the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus
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FPW in a Box contest winners announced!

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 09:39
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Test your community’s knowledge with the Fire Prevention Week Quiz

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 07:09
Put your community’s fire safety I.Q. to the test this Fire Prevention Week in a fun way with the Fire Prevention Week quiz. The true/false-multiple choice quiz tests knowledge on smoke alarms, extinguishing a fire, home fire escape planning, and
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Canada has a new Regional Education Specialist

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 22:53
To achieve broader outreach and deeper penetration of fire-and-life-safety messaging, the NFPA hired three regional education specialists to help communities with their public-education programs; these specialists have been in place since 2015 and their
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Michigan Takes a Time-Out to Talk About Community Risk Reduction

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:02
  In his first few months as the State Fire Marshal for the State of Michigan, Kevin Sehlmeyer prioritized a Community Risk Reduction approach as one of his first goals in order to tackle and largely reduce the fire death rate in his state. 
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Nevada issues Fire Prevention Week proclamation

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:03
The state of Nevada has issued a proclamation for Fire Prevention Week. Governor Brian Sandoval has signed the proclamation, which will be housed on the state website. Issuing a proclamation on the municipal or state level is an excellent way to shine
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Campus fire safety: turning off appliances reduces fire risk

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:05
September is Campus Fire Safety Month and NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are working together to help raise awareness of the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus housing.   During this
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NFPA has the tools you’ll need for National Preparedness Month

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 07:07
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), when we focus on taking steps to prepare for emergencies in our homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities
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Universal figures and easy-to-read language featured in Fire Prevention Week materials help widen audience reach of safety messages

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 07:04
Reach a broad audience during this Fire Prevention Week season with NFPA’s new easy-to-read escape planning themed safety tip sheets designed using universal figures. Both the easy-to-read “Plan Your Home Escape” and “Practice
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Help communities plan for safety with the NFPA home fire escape plan and grid

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:08
If a fire breaks out in a home, residents may only have minutes to get out safely. Seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between people escaping safely from fire or having their lives end in tragedy. A critical part of escaping safely is for
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