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I was in Middletown, CT just before Halloween. Businesses on Main St. opened their doors to trick-or-treaters with hundreds of families participating. The Middletown Fire Department was handing out candy and fire safety information. I just had to take a photo of Sparky the Fire Dog and the 2013 Fire... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Safety Source
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NFPA has teamed up with Stride Rite to promote Halloween Safety. The project includes co-branded safety tips and activity sheets for consumer to download. Stride has been very creative with the theme “Trick-or-Feet” to promote safety around decorations and costumes and being seen while trick-or treating! Check out the cool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Safety Source
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Burns hurt. I have not used a curling iron in years. Last week I had my hair done for a wedding and my stylist used a curling iron. My hair looked great and it lasted the next day. On Monday morning, I dried my hair and decided to use a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Safety Source
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Halloween is just around the corner. NFPA’s Lisa Braxton has just completed a short video highlighting Halloween safety tips. So whether you are “trick-or-treating” or “trick-or-trunking”, take the time to watch and learn some important fire safety information. We also have our Halloween safety tips sheet ready for you to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Safety Source
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Have you seen the 2013 Fire Prevention Week banner displayed in your community? Liz Hyde, a colleague at NFPA, shared this photo her mother took in Wells, Maine. Take a photo of the banner in your community and share it with us! Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Safety Source
Chief Rory Thompson (Langley Fire Department, British Columbia) just shared a video his department created for Fire Prevention Week. They took the 2013 Fire Prevention Week theme – Prevent Kitchen Fires to the max with a little help from Beyonce! Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Safety Source
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NFPA received a 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to create “A School Year of Fire Safety Education.” This grant will fund the development of two music videos emphasizing the important fire safety messages recognize the sound of the smoke alarm and practice your home fire escape plan. Lesson plans... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Safety Source
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It’s Fire Prevention Week and the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) is launching new materials to support its Surgical Fire Prevention Initiative promoting safer practices and sharing fire prevention resources for all health care professionals, and providing important information for patients. They have identified 10 things patients should know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Safety Source
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Barrie Fire and Emergency Service and Simcoe County Fire Department (Ontario) launched Fire Prevention Week with a flash mob performance at City Hall. The event included singing, dancing, fire fighters rappelling form the top of City Hall and even a zip-lining Sparky the Fire Dog®. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Safety Source
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Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner. Here is some of the fire department events planned. Nicollet County Emergency Management (MN) is promoting the importance of home fire escape planning. Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department (MN) will be holding open houses at its 4 fire stations. The events... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Safety Source
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NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention is open for public comment. Comments will be accepted through 11-15-13. Comments can be input via out online electronic submission system. Step by step guidelines are available to help with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Safety Source
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We are starting to hear about some great activities planned for Fire Prevention Week (FPW). Gettysburg (PA) Fire Department will host a fire safety night with fire equipment on display and community safety organizations will host information tables. Corpus Christi (TX) Fire Department has kicked off its annual Fire Prevention... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Safety Source
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September is National Preparedness Month. NFPA has everything you need to prepare for every type of disaster. Our Get Ready Kit includes a ready-to-use presentation to teach residents the importance of disaster preparedness. We also include safety tips before, during and after a disaster. Disasters included in the kit are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Safety Source
You can purchase your own Sparky costume from Robotronics, Inc. (800-489-4466 www.robotronics.com) or Shafton, Inc. (818-985-5025 www.shaftoninc.com). You can also contact fire departments in your area to see if they have a costume you can borrow. Good luck with your event!
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Here’s another reason to rally behind our 2013 Fire Prevention Week theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires.” The St. Clair Shores (MI) Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire on Monday, August 26th. The fire was started by unattended cooking. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires. Let’s get to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2013 at Safety Source
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There are only 42 more days until Fire Prevention Week. What does your community have planned? Will you be holding an open house at the fire station and plan to use our learning stations? Will you set up an exhibit with a laptop and Wi-Fi access at a local store... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Safety Source
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The recent vehicle fire experienced by Dick Van Dyke has brought attention to some of the great fire safety public service ads he did for NFPA back in the late 1980s. MSN is featuring NFPA’s “Crawl Low Under Smoke” public service ad (psa) starring Dick Van Dyke. While the message... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Safety Source
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Happy 50th anniversary to the Easy Bake Oven! The oven was introduced in 1963 and provided kids hours of fun baking cakes in the turquoise or yellow oven. Water was added to a cake mix and put in an aluminum cake pan. The pan was placed in a slot at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Safety Source
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Many of you have responded to the “Join the NFPA Song Challenge.” Paul Hansen submitted “Blaze of Glory” by Bon Jovi, “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis and “Fire” by Arthur Brown. Vaughn Driscoll added “Fire” by the Ohio Players. Rachel Abram added “Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at Safety Source
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We sure have a lot of work to do change the behavior of people cooking on the stove top. A kitchen was destroyed in Marietta, PA from a fire that a bystander at the scene said stared on the stovetop. Fire Prevention Week is getting closer. It’s time to begin... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Safety Source
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Stop, Drop, and Roll is so recognizable to the public, Bonefish Grill recently used it in the subject line of a recent e-mail promotion. Thanks to Dick Gann, Montgomery Village, MD for sharing this with us. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at Safety Source
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Each year NFPA challenges our blog readers to join the conversation and add to our list of “songs that include the words fire or burn.” The challenge is on. I’ve made my own list of 10 songs and invite you to add to the list. This year’s Fire Prevention Week... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Safety Source
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It’s time to focus on your Sparky’s Wish List! Sparky’s Wish List is a tool you can use to support your fire safety outreach efforts. It’s easy to use and you will be surprised how easy it is to get businesses and residents involved. If you have a Wish List,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Safety Source
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The annual Braintree (MA) 4th of July events are always held the weekend before the holiday. I enjoy going to the parade to watch the bands, locals and emergency vehicles pass by. The parade was held last Saturday, a warm, humid day in Braintree. The streets were lined with lots... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at Safety Source
Remembering When™ is NFPA’s premiere program reaching older adults with life saving fire and fall prevention to older adults. We also offer an annual Remembering When Training to help communities learn how to implement the program. Chris Harvey of the Roebuck (SC) Fire Department attended the Remembering When Training in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Safety Source