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High-rise buildings and the use of elevators during a fire

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 07:08
High-rise buildings have garnered significant attention in the fire safety world over the years. Because of the nature of high-rise buildings, a great number of people have to travel great vertical distances on the stairs to evacuate in an emergency.
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NFPA’s position on portable fire extinguisher training and children

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:12
NFPA believes that children should not be trained how to operate portable fire extinguishers. Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire. Furthermore, children may not
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Roanoke FPW art contest highlights creative kids!

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:09
For the past 13 years, Community Risk Reduction Specialist - Tiffany Bradbury has had fun using art to motivate local school-age kids in Roanoke, VA to think creatively about fire safety.  13 schools participated this year and winners ranged from
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