This is LisaMarie Sinatra's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following LisaMarie Sinatra's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
Recent Activity
Image
As I mentioned last week, I thought it would be great to share with all of you, NFPA's "Top Seven Benefits to Becoming Firewise." Given the intensity of this season's fire activity, there's no better time than now to start working on ways to reduce your neighborhood's wildfire risk. Full... Continue reading
Image
This short but to-the-point article in an Australian newspaper reminded me that no matter where we live in the world, fire safety is and should remain one of our top priorities. According to The Advertiser, a food service worker from the Indian Masala restaurant, located in a small shopping center,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Safety Source
Image
As I looked at my calendar this morning I thought … wow, can we really be this deep into August already!? Well, for some of us, we know what the middle of the month means; waving goodbye to beach parties and saying hello to college exams. This year, as you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Safety Source
Image
During the last few years, with the number and intensity of wildfires increasing in many parts of the country, it’s more important than ever to begin working on ways to reduce your risk of damage and injuries from these fires. NFPA believe that Firewise can help you do that. But... Continue reading
Image
We’re deep into the month of August and we know lots of families are taking advantage of the warm summer days to set off on camping trips and outside excursions before heading back to school. Here’s some great information for parents to remember from the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
Join NFPA in wishing Smokey Bear a very happy birthday! Tomorrow, Smokey turns 70 and he has a lot to be proud of. Below is an infographic he created to show what he's been up to all this time. In the meantime, check out Smokey's website to learn more about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
I was pouring through some materials in a folder here on my desk when I came across an NFPA brochure on cooking from 2006! At first I chuckled at the date, but as I looked at the cool little checklist at the back of the brochure, I thought, you know,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
“Those of us that live in the looming shadow of wildfire are bracing for dangerous and destructive times ahead. The financial and environmental impacts of wildfire are potentially massive, posing a serious threat to property, infrastructure, watersheds, human health and safety, wildlife, habitats, and local economies,” this according to author... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
A wildfire surging across central Sweden in Vastmanland province, some 90 miles northwest of Stockholm, is being called the worst forest fire in Sweden’s modern history, burning more than 60 square miles, according to news reports. Unfortunately, one man has reportedly died in the fire. As northern Europe continues to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
Two fires burning in northeast California have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. One of the fires has destroyed eight homes in the town of Burney in Shasta County, and has also prompted the evacuation of a small long-term care hospital, according to news reports. Both fires appear to have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
One of my NFPA colleagues this morning pointed out this interesting article from CBS/San Francisco Bay Area news. It states that on this, the one-year anniversary of a fire that has burned across forest land in and around Yosemite National Park, there is what ecologists, researchers and fire experts call,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
A recent article published on National Geographic’s “Daily News” webpage confirms what many of us in the wildfire industry have known to be true: it’s the small steps that can help save homes and communities from being destroyed by wildfire. Author Warren Cornwall explains how homeowners fit nicely into this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
A report in the July 29 issue of the Modesto Bee (California) newspaper serves as an important reminder that we must all be mindful in the kitchen. According to fire officials, a home fire in the town of Turlock started with oil cooking on a stovetop that was placed on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
In its August issue, just out on newsstands, Men’s Journal magazine highlights America’s wildfire problem and what the country is trying to do to tackle this growing crisis. Author David H. Freedman, in his article titled, “America is Burning,” examines the many different aspects of the fire problem including climate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
A recent article in the Wirral Globe, a local newspaper in England, caught my eye last night. According to the newspaper, a number of kitchen fires have been reported recently (more than usual for this area) and the residents of Wirral, a peninsula in North West England, are being warned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
Oregon and Washington have seen their share of wildfire activity this past month. News reports say that a combined 940,000 acres in both states have burned to date. Fire officials point to lightning as the cause of several of the large fires. Northwest Interagency Coordination Center spokeswoman, Carol Connolly, said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
This week on the Today Show, reporter Jeff Rossen highlighted the dangers of propane grills when used the wrong way. According to the report, the most common mistake people make when grilling is turning on the gas with the cover of the grill down. When you do that, there’s a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
According to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, about 50 fires are now burning across the state and residents continue to brace for the worst as firefighters battle the blazes that have been sparked by hot, dry weather, powerful winds and lightning. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said over the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
A number of wildfires that have spread across Nevada, Washington and Oregon have prompted the governors of two of these states to declare states of emergency and calls for evacuation for hundreds of homes, according to news reports. As we previously have reported, high temperatures and continued drought conditions are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
In recognition of the anniversaries of the South Canyon and Black Tiger Fires in Colorado this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region posted a press release that provides a number of resources, including Firewise, evacuation and emergency kit information for residents,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
Call me crazy but I just learned that July is National Grilling Month! Yes, that’s right. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this is the month to focus on all things grilling and food safety. It make sense to me because as you’ve heard us mention many... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
A wildfire burning near the Moccasin Hill neighborhood in southern Oregon has officials there worried about its increasing size due to the high winds and extremely dry conditions. News reports state that more than 100 people have been evacuated from homes in the area but thankfully, no word of any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
Six days, 93 wildfires, two deaths, and more than 100 houses destroyed—the event that locals call “Firestorm ’91” still weighs heavily on the residents of Spokane, Washington, who were there to witness it. Less than a decade after the tragedy and mere miles from where a woman had died trying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Image
Teatro Naturale International, an Italian weekly online magazine devoted to all things agricultural, alimentary and environmental, recently announced their 5-day professional training course for people who want to study and improve their knowledge and appreciation of olive oil, and become a certified EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Sommelier. The description... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Safety Source
Image
In honor of the late Philip J. DiNenno, the highly regarded former CEO of Hughes Associates who passed away in 2013, NFPA and Hughes Associates have established the DiNenno Prize to recognize significant technical developments that enhance fire safety. In addition to honoring Mr. DiNenno's memory, the DiNenno Prize will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog