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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday ranked #6 behind Thanksgiving, Christmas and Memorial Day in 2013 as having the largest numbers of estimated reported home fires on a holiday? According to NFPA’s 2015 Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment report, an annual average of 590 home cooking fires occurred on Super Bowl Sunday in 2013. That’s a 25% increase over the average number of fires on a typical day! The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tells us that Super Bowl Sunday is also the second biggest day of the year for food consumption! So if you’re planning to whip up... Continue reading
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Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday ranked #6 behind Thanksgiving, Christmas and Memorial Day in 2013 as having the largest numbers of estimated reported home fires on a holiday? According to NFPA’s 2015 Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment report, an annual average of 590 home cooking fires occurred on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Safety Source
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The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee, jointly sponsored by NFPA, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the USDA Forest Service (USFS) recently announced the winners of the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Award. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
The holidays are upon us and NFPA wishes you and your family a very joyous and safe season! To celebrate this special time of year, NFPA's president, Jim Pauley, takes a moment to relax and read one of our favorite holiday stories - with a fun NFPA twist, of course! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did when he read it at our recent holiday breakfast get together! Happy Holidays, everyone! Continue reading
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Your cat lets you know he’s delighted you’ve finally bought some great toys! Keep pets and children at least three feet away from burning candles and electrical cords to prevent burns and electrical fires. That ever-growing pile of fallen pine needles on the living room floor is receiving more comments than the decorations for your Christmas tree. Zoe Buller/Instagram A dry tree in your home is a fire danger. Think of it as a huge pile of kindling in your home. Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. You’ve spent more time trying... Continue reading
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Your cat lets you know he’s delighted you’ve finally bought some great toys! Keep pets and children at least three feet away from burning candles and electrical cords to prevent burns and electrical fires. That ever-growing pile of fallen pine needles on the living room floor is receiving more comments... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Safety Source
When you’re decking the halls this year, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. That’s the main message behind "Project Holiday," NFPA's annual holiday fire safety campaign, which works to educate the public about the increased risk of home fires during the holiday season. Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Hi Brandon, Hi Tom, thanks so much for your comments. I'm glad you agree, and are able to pass along this valuable message to people you know, as you continue to raise awareness of fire safety. NFPA appreciates your support. Thank you again! LisaMarie
When you’re decking the halls this year, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. That’s the main message behind "Project Holiday," NFPA's annual holiday fire safety campaign, which works to educate the public about the increased risk of home fires during the holiday season. Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Safety Source
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How prepared are you for the holidays? For what Mother Nature will most likely throw at us this winter? Not so sure? Then you won't want to miss FEMA's upcoming free webinar, "'Tis the Season: Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays" on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00 -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Safety Source
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How prepared are you for the holidays? For what Mother Nature will most likely throw at us this winter? Not so sure? Then you won't want to miss FEMA's upcoming free webinar, "'Tis the Season: Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays" on Thursday, December 10 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM (EST). During the webinar, you'll meet Matthew Lyttle from the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division, who will discuss America’s PrepareAthon! and ways to prepare for a winter storm. You'll also get a chance to hear from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service, who... Continue reading
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With Thanksgiving in our rear view mirror (already???), it's now fast forward all the way to Hanukkah and Christmas! And as a content partner with our friends at Martha Stewart Living, NFPA recently shared a few of its fire safety tips for the holidays with her audience. Everyone enjoys being part of the holiday preparations, right? From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, the possibilities are endless, and Martha and her readers know how to come up with some beautiful creations. But when there are a lot of people and lots of activity going on around you, it's... Continue reading
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With Thanksgiving in our rear view mirror (already???), it's now fast forward all the way to Hanukkah and Christmas! And as a content partner with our friends at Martha Stewart Living, NFPA recently shared a few of its fire safety tips for the holidays with her audience. Everyone enjoys being... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Safety Source
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I received the monthly newsletter from my gym the other day and they had an interesting statistic that caught my eye. Did you know that around 75% of annual weight gain takes place during the holiday season? That’s a sobering thought! The article went on to say that eating healthy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Safety Source
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NFPA's TakeAction newest youth campaign was the highlight of Cathy Prudhomme's Friday morning session, Impact Future Mitigation Issues Through Youth Outreach Today. In a more conversational setting vs.a formal presentation, participants with diverse backgrounds, but all with a great interest in reaching the youth audience, shared lessons they learned, while... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Friday morning, the second day of the Backyards & Beyond conference, Lincoln Bramwell, PhD., chief historian from the USDA Forest Service, talked to participants about homeowners and fire on the forest edge. Bramwell started his presentation with an example of a large wildfire in a community on the south coast of Maine, which that year had received only 50% of its normal rainfall. Burning 17,000 acres in and around Arcadia National Park/Mount Desert Isle by the time it was contained, it was known as The Year that Maine Burned. It was 1947. Fast forward to 2015 and Bramwell explained that... Continue reading
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The Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference kicked off today with lots of enthusiasm and energy. At its General Session Thursday, keynote speaker George Baker , Fire & Ice Coaching, and retired fire chief from Mashpee, Massachusetts brought his own brand of humor and passion to the Session through his presentation Building High Energy Relationships for Successful Project Outcomes.to a packed room. Through his own personal stories and anecdotes from his days as a firefighter, paramedic and chief to his current position as an executive/business and life coach, Baker explained the meaning behind group process, which stems around the... Continue reading
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Friday morning, the second day of the Backyards & Beyond conference, Lincoln Bramwell, PhD., chief historian from the USDA Forest Service, talked to participants about homeowners and fire on the forest edge. Bramwell started his presentation with an example of a large wildfire in a community on the south coast... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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For every one WUI acre burned we are exposing 10 structures. For every five WUI acres burned in our urban area, we are destroying one structure. So reported Josh Portie, a first responder and wildfire division public educator in the Austin, Texas Fire Department in his Thursday afternoon session at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This morning, Leigh Kane, senior planner from Horry County, South Carolina and Drake Carroll from the South Carolina Forestry Commission talked to an almost full room of Backyards & Beyond conference attendees about the number of devastating wildfires that have impacted their state, and how the growing population in South... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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The Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference kicked off today with lots of enthusiasm and energy. At its General Session Thursday, keynote speaker George Baker , Fire & Ice Coaching, and retired fire chief from Mashpee, Massachusetts brought his own brand of humor and passion to the Session through... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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As I have mentioned in past posts, NFPA has been working with the folks at Martha Stewart Living to provide important fire safety tips for all of the projects and activities we do at home and with our families. And now, we're excited to share our newest post with you!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Safety Source
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As I have mentioned in past posts, NFPA has been working with the folks at Martha Stewart Living to provide important fire safety tips for all of the projects and activities we do at home and with our families. And now, we're excited to share our newest post with you! If you're like me, you probably can't even believe we're talking about Halloween (wasn't it just summer??) but it's just around the corner. So, you'll want to check out our latest "creepy crawl-y" Halloween fire safety tips on Martha's site.​ There are some great ideas for costumes, decorations and candles... Continue reading
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In September, NFPA launched its newest wildfire safety campaign for youth called TakeAction. As part of the campaign, we focus on one of our favorite things in the world - our pets (check out our recent blogs about the campaign)! Why are pets so important to the TakeAction campaign? Well, the truth of the matter is, when your family receives an evacuation notice, whether it's for wildfire or any other natural disaster, everything happens quickly - too quickly it seems - and often, we don't have time to gather all of the belongings we need to take with us and... Continue reading
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In September, NFPA launched its newest wildfire safety campaign for youth called TakeAction. As part of the campaign, we focus on one of our favorite things in the world - our pets (check out our recent blogs about the campaign)! Why are pets so important to the TakeAction campaign? Well,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at Safety Source