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Authorities say a candle caused a fire inside a dorm room on the campus of Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania this week. According to WPXI.com, university relations officials say a student knocked over a burning candle. The fire was contained to the room and quickly put out. No one was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Safety Source
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According to the National Restaurant Association, 15 million people will eat their Thanksgiving Day meal at a restaurant. In addition, 32 million Americans are expected to dine out while shopping on Black Friday. If a favorite eating establishment will be serving your Thanksgiving holiday meal, take a few minutes to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Safety Source
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For some of us one of the biggest undertakings before sitting down to the Thanksgiving meal this week won’t be preparing food or figuring out how to keep guests entertained, but traveling to where the Thanksgiving dinner is being served. I’ll be crossing two state lines to get to my... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Safety Source
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Two brothers are recovering from burn injuries after a fire at their home this week, which fire officials say originated by a space heater. The fire occurred in the Huntsville, Texas, area. According to The Huntsville Item, one brother suffered severe burns to his upper body as well as smoke... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Safety Source
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Fire departments can access social media tools designed to help them share the carbon monoxide alarm safety message in their communities by using the carbon monoxide (CO) alarm toolkit. "Keeping Your Community Safe with Carbon Monoxide Alarms" toolkit, designed by NFPA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, includes a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Safety Source
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Next Thursday family and friends will gather for fellowship and food as they give thanks for the blessings of the harvest. For many, Thanksgiving is a time of celebration. While meals are being planned and guest lists fine-tuned, fire safety precautions should be reviewed. Thanksgiving is the leading day of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Safety Source
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Winter officially arrives in five weeks. Now is the perfect time to get prepared for the heating season. You can start by reviewing the NFPA heating safety tips sheet, which has details on how to maintain heating equipment, operate it safely, and respond to warning signs of equipment malfunction. "Get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Safety Source
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Are you looking for a fun activity that can involve the entire family this Thanksgiving? Then check out Sparky the Fire Dog's "Cool-to-Do" activity. His free, printable, Thanksgiving-themed placemat provides room for listing what you're thankful for, a word exercise, and a maze with an important fire safety message. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Safety Source
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NFPA's popular safety tips sheets can now be customized. Select tip sheets can be personalized with your fire department or organization name and contact information or web site on the bottom right-hand side of the page. It's easy to share smoke alarm, cooking, carbon monoxide alarm, or Thanksgiving messages with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Safety Source
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Last weekend, my husband and I treated ourselves out to dinner, but instead of being served, we took the food preparation into our own hands. We were at a Hot Pot restaurant, seated at a table for two with a burner built into it. As the large soup pot bubbled... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Safety Source
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A knock on the door by a sick child is credited with playing a big role in saving a family of five in Airdrie, Alberta. One night last week, 10-year-old Ashlea Orsted knocked on her parents’ bedroom door complaining of feeling sick. A short while later, the child collapsed. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Safety Source
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Eleven-year-old Aiden Brown put into practice what he learned during a recent safety demonstration at his school. According to the Oklahoma Farm Report, Aiden discovered a fire at his house after returning from school and made sure his seven-year-old sister, Abigail, got outside when he contacted the fire department. Fire... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Safety Source
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Do you have a great idea for a community-wide fire and life safety campaign or program but need funding to get the project launched? If so, you’ll want to consider applying for the Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant. Funded by the RJA Group, the $5,000 grant is open... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Safety Source
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The outcome of a weekend fire in South Dakota reinforces the point that home fire sprinkler systems can save lives and prevent property damage or keep it to a minimum. According to KSFY-TV, early Sunday morning, a sprinkler system helped contain what could have been a much larger fire in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Safety Source
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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 Oct 27, 2014 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