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Members of the Wilmington Fire Department, in Wilmington, North Carolina, went door-to-door last week, hoping to prevent fires like the one that took the life of 54-year-old Steven Worsham earlier in the week. According to the Associated Press, by the time fire crews arrived at the blaze, the home was... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Safety Source
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Coming or going, motorists in Westminster, Colorado, are getting the message to test their smoke alarms every month. The 2014 Fire Prevention Week banner is on display at the corners of the clocktower building, which is city hall. So folks heading west see the banner, as do folks heading east.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Safety Source
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These days, food and lifestyle magazines and websites are filled with recipes for an all-time favorite comfort food–soup. There’s nothing like a hot, hearty bowl of chicken noodle, tomato basil, or any number of other kinds of soup to warm us up and fill us up on a crisp, fall... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Safety Source
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NFPA has everything you need to keep all the little ghouls, ghosts, and goblins safe this Halloween. Download NFPA’s new safety tip graphic to post on your website or pass out at open houses and community events. You can also find kids' activities, e-cards, and a Sparky pumpkin-carving template on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Safety Source
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Lynn Fire Department headquarters in Lynn, Massachusetts, will be the site of an awards ceremony next week featuring the mayor, the state fire marshal, and nine students being honored for their creativity in promoting fire safety awareness. Students participated in a “Poster to Billboard” contest, drawing pictures fitting in with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Safety Source
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Starting today, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms are required in nearly all Ontario homes. According to the Toronto Sun, Bill 77 updates the Ontario Fire Code to mandate the use of carbon monoxide warning devices in houses, condos, apartments, hotels and university residences that have a fuel-burning device such as a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Safety Source
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Fire officials with Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One in Washington State are pleased with the public’s response to this week’s Fire Prevention Week activities. The department teamed up with Domino’s Pizza to deliver fire safety messages and pizza. In addition, officials attended the annual Scarecrow Festival, using the FPW... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Safety Source
The event of the season was held at NFPA headquarters this week, a fashion show called “Safety Style Down the Aisle.” As part of Fire Prevention Week, NFPA worked with the Quincy Council on Aging to invite older adults in the community to have lunch and enjoy an injury prevention... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Safety Source
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According to The Clarion Ledger, a fire in a Mississippi State University women's residence hall displaced 198 students Sunday night. No injuries were reported.The fire on the third floor of the four-story residence hall was apparently caused by a candle burning in one of the rooms, a violation of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Safety Source
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The President of the United States has proclaimed October 5 through October 11, 2014, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 12, the United States flag will be flown at half staff at all federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Barack Obama is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Safety Source
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It’s National Fire Prevention Week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its partner organizations want to raise awareness about the risks of surgical fires and promote the adoption of risk reduction practices throughout the healthcare community with the Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative. Surgical fires are fires that occur in,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Safety Source
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Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm safety will be among the primary topics of discussion as firefighters in Portland, Oregon, conduct home visits in a pilot program launched this week. According to the Portland Tribune, Portland Fire and Rescue crews will conduct home safety inspections for residents requesting them. Firefighters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Safety Source
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October is Fall Car Care Month, when the Car Care Council, AAA motor club, and others remind motorists to have routine maintenance done on their vehicles to help avoid being stranded during harsh winter months. Fall Car Care Month is also a great time to remind motorists that servicing their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Safety Source
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The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office and ten area high school football programs are teaming up to save lives in The Volunteer State this fall. Football teams are partnering with their local fire departments to install smoke alarms in high-risk areas in their communities. “We are excited about the partnership... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Safety Source
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New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, at the request of State Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, has declared October 5-11 Fire Prevention Week. Governor Hassan will be signing the proclamation on Monday, October 6th at 3:00 p.m. at the State House. Fire Marshal Degnan, Chief David Parenti, President of the Association... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Safety Source
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Social networking has become one of the most popular ways for people to communicate these days. According to surveys, about half of all adults in the United States use Facebook and similar sites. Get your Fire Prevention Week messages out rapidly and in a concise manner using the FPW Social... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Safety Source
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Anyone who drives into the village of Wauregan, Connecticut, past the Atwood Hose Fire Company where one of NFPA’s regional directors, Robert Duval, is chief, will likely notice the brightly colored Fire Prevention Week banner suspended between two poles in front of the station. Atwood Hose and many other fire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Safety Source
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State fire marshal Steven Coan spoke about the importance of the Senior Safe Program in helping older adults live safely in their homes. Hundreds of fire and life safety educators, primarily from the Northeast, have convened in Westford, Massachusetts, for the 20th Annual Fire and Life Safety Education Conference. Hosted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Safety Source
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One of my favorite gourmet shops had a fire recently. According to the Weymouth News, Previte’s Marketplace in East Weymouth, Massachusetts, sustained more than $25,000 in damage. Officials say the stubborn fire was caused by careless disposal of smoking materials that ignited the mulch bed near the entrance. The fire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Safety Source
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The employees at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Albany, California, know to check the bulletins posted around their workplace every couple of weeks for the latest fire safety information. Safety Coordinator Elizabeth MacGowan rotates topics based on the seasons, holidays, and other relevant criteria. “The material on your website is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Safety Source
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Fire service representatives from several local departments in Nebraska, officials from the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office, Nebraska Forest Service, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, gathered at the state capitol as Governor Dave Heineman signed the Fire Prevention Week proclamation. Template governor and mayor proclamations are available on the Fire Service... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Safety Source
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The countdown to Fire Prevention Week is on for NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Leading up to FPW, Fire Prevention Manager Jerry Clark uses NFPA’s Fast Facts about Fire as his source for posting a daily fact about the dangers of fire on the research center’s Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Safety Source
Dwight: The recent editions of NFPA 72 have drawn a distinction between the two. There isn’t a 1969 edition, but NFPA 74, 1967 edition says the following: CHAPTER 1. GENERAL ARTICLE 100. DEFINITIONS 1010. Throughout this standard the following meanings are intended: Household Fire Warning System: A system of devices that produces an audible alarm signal in the household for the purpose of notifying the occupants of the presence of a fire so they may evacuate the premises. Household: A one- or two-family private dwelling. Alarm Signal: An audible signal indicating a fire condition. Trouble Signal: An indication distinctive from the alarm signal warning of a failure of the system. Smoke Detector: A device which detects visible or invisible products of combustion. Heat Detector: A device which detects abnormally high temperature or rate-of-temperature rise. Single Station Alarm Device: An assembly incorporating the detector and the alarm sounding device in one unit, operated from a power supply either at the unit, or obtained at the point of installation.
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You might notice some extra activity this week at your local parks, shopping malls, YMCA’s, health clubs, and senior centers. Today marks the beginning of Active Aging Week, the annual health promotion led by the International Council on Active Aging®. From September 21 to 27, host organizations throughout North America... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Safety Source
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The 7th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day is being observed Tuesday, September 23rd, the first day of fall. Forty-eight states and the National Falls Free® Initiative, led by the National Council on Aging, are championing the cause. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 14 seconds... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Safety Source