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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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According to NFPA, decorations are the first thing to ignite in 900 reported home fires each year. Two of every five of these fires were started by a candle. With Halloween just a week away, we thought we'd remind everyone about the importance of fire safety, especially if you love... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I happened upon the Penobscot Bay (Maine) Pilot yesterday that highlighted a blog about turkey fryer safety. According to the blog, Rankin's Hardware & Building Supplies in Camden has named October as Safety Month at the store and thus, has highlighted NFPA and the reasons why we discourage the use... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Safety Source
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During the months of September and October, we’ve been highlighting weekly tips and resources around campus fire safety. As you know, September is Campus Fire Safety Month, according to The Center for Campus Fire Safety, who also state that the months of August and September are typically the worst time... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Safety Source
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William J. McCammon, Treasurer of NFPA’s Board of Directors, died in his sleep on October 13, 2014. Chief McCammon was appointed to the board for a three-year term at NFPA’s Annual Meeting in June 2009, then was re-elected in June 2012 for a second three-year term. During his tenure as... Continue reading
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Like many of you know, as soon as the leaves change color here in New England, it's time to pull out the sweaters, pack up the patio furniture and store the grill. But more and more it seems, people are taking advantage of the cool nights and even the warm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Safety Source
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We're into October now and for many of you, that means Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner. This particular weekend is definitely one of the most fun for college students because of the many parties and get togethers with friends, the big football game and other sporting events. It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Safety Source
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During NFPA's Fire Prevention Week (FPW), we’ve been highlighting a handful of great case studies/stories about communities that are making a difference in reducing wildfire risk. Today, we’re highlighting the town of Taylor, Florida that has shared with NFPA their success in creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This week (October 5 - 11), NFPA celebrates Fire Prevention Week with this year's theme, Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month. As someone who lives in a dorm or in off-campus housing such as an apartment, did you know that you can play a key role in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Safety Source
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Now that we’ve headed into October, you’ve probably noticed the days getting shorter, the air a little chillier, and the leaves changing their colors right before your eyes. These darker, cooler days also trigger our desire to dig into the mantel drawer and pull out a pair or two of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Safety Source
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You can tell when fall arrives, especially here at NFPA in the Wildland Fire Operations Division because suddenly there’s an uptick in renewal applications flooding in, and folks across the country, working on mitigation projects, are now completing and submitting their applications before the December 31 deadline to become a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I came across a couple of news stories that I wanted to share. Both highlight firefighters and their messages to residents about cooking fire safety. The first story comes from WALB News 10 out of Albany, Georgia where Albany firefighters recently responded to two cooking fires in one day. One... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Safety Source
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Here we are in the fourth week of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month campaign! Have you participated in any safety preparedness activities recently? If you have, that’s great news; if not, there’s still time to put together a plan. Consider this week’s theme: (How to) Practice for an Emergency. All of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Everyone loves a good party, but it's important to remember that safety remains the priority of the day when you choose to host friends, there is drinking involved and you want to serve food. Throughout September and October, NFPA is providing weekly blog posts about campus fire safety and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Safety Source
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As the headquarters for the national Firewise program, we here at NFPA have often seen our name in the media regarding our wildfire safety programs. But it's always nice to see communities get the same attention for all of their hard work and efforts, especially when they become a recognized... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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The Weed Fire, that broke out in Northern California on Monday has burned at least 75 structures, forced the evacuation of about 1,500 residents and has caused the closure of a major interstate freeway (I-5), according to news reports. It is one of 11 major wildfires burning in the state.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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It's widely known that drinking and driving don't mix, but not much has been said about the dangers of drinking and cooking. Yup, you heard right ... accidents can and do happen in the kitchen when alcohol consumption is involved. This week, as we continue our conversation about campus fire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Safety Source
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Join Sunset Magazine, a California lifestyle magazine, NFPA, and a host of other organizations for an informative hour-long wildfire Twitter chat tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, at 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM ET. The discussion will center around wildfires in the west and what residents can do to help reduce their risk.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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On September 11, NFPA, the University of California at Riverside and San Diego and the Western Governors’ Association, in conjunction with the Hazards Caucus Alliance, participated in panel discussion at a Capitol Hill briefing about the U.S. wildfire problem. NFPA’s Michele Steinberg was joined by Laura Wilkeson from the Western... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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In a recent article from Minnesota, a state fire marshal reminds residents to "look while you cook." According to the report, last year Minnesota set a record for the number of cooking fires, which sadly killed six people. What I liked about this article, however, was this emphasis on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Safety Source
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Every community profits differently from being a recognized Firewise site. In my weekly blog series about the "Top Seven Benefits to Becoming Firewise," I've been sharing one adantage a week that residents from a number of recognized Firewise sites have shared with us over time. This week I'd like to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
A recent article in the Delaware News Journal reports a fire, which damaged a two-story townhouse, was started in the kitchen due to cooking oil left unsupervised on the stove that then erupted into flames. Thankfully, no one was injured during the fire. Across the country, in an apartment in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Safety Source
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Montana's Mann Gulch Fire of 1949, one of the worst loss-of-life events in fire service history, saw 12 smokejumpers and a national forest ranger die in the event, which had a significant impact on wildland firefighter training nationwide. Read the sobering story of how one of the smokejumpers in that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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During September, we'll be highlighting a number of tips, information and resources you can use and share with friends that can help you stay safer while on campus or off. This week, I'd like to ask: do you know if your campus has prepared for an emergency? Now that you're... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Safety Source
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Doesn't it feel like we were just talking about summer grilling parties? I thought so, until this past weekend when I started seeing television advertisements highlighting the fall football season! Time does fly by, I know, but we should never forget the basics of fire safety no matter what time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Safety Source
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If you're like me, you're amazed at the thought that it's now September! And for most of us, that meant passing up a day at the beach and spending the past weekend moving into dorms and off-campus housing. Being back with friends and enjoying the first few carefree days at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Safety Source