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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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With Christmas just a few more days away, for many of us our thoughts have turned from gift shopping for those special people on our list to food shopping for that delicious holiday meal we can't wait to serve. So as you begin your preparations, we here at NFPA stress... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Safety Source
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While the winter months are upon us, it may seem like wildfire is the last thing on most of our minds. But the truth is, in some areas of the country, wildfires continue to be a threat. And, as my colleague, Lucian Deaton pointed out in an earlier blog post,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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It's amazing how fast the holidays come and go, don't you think? I liken the season to a fast moving train, with many moving parts and lots and lots of shopping! With Thanksgiving now in the rear-view mirror, we get to look forward to Hanukkah and Christmas. But as we've... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Safety Source
Last month we launched a new series of videos for the young members of our wildfire audience. For the first time, NFPA's Spokesdog, Sparky the Fire Dog, is reaching out to kids about wildfire safety, and we're thrilled that he's helping us in this effort. In the three videos we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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As you've come to learn, NFPA's Safety Source blog is a great resource to get important information about cooking fire safety. Whether it's safety tips or stories, statistics or reports, NFPA provides a real-world view of the challenges we all face, and ways we can help each other create a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Safety Source
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With Thanksgiving on our heels, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention turkey fryers. As you know, fryers have been all the rage these past few years, and while the idea of fried turkey may seem appealing to some, the injuries and accidents that can occur by using a fryer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Safety Source
If you haven't had a chance yet to view our newest Sparky wildfire videos, I hope you get the chance to check them out soon. We're very excited about them since it's the first time NFPA's spokesdog, Sparky the Fire Dog®, has helped us spread the word about the importance... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I recently read a great little article in the New York Times, which highlights a checklist to help ensure your Thankgiving holiday meal will go off without a hitch. If I may, I'd like to add one other "box" to this checklist, next to the grocery items and holiday decorations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Safety Source
I'm really happy to announce three new children's videos from NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division. The videos, “Sparky’s Wildfire Safety Home Projects for Kids and Parents,” “Sparky’s Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Tips for Families” and “Sparky and NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Checklist” feature NFPA’s spokesdog, Sparky the Fire Dog® who teaches young... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
I'm really happy to announce three new children's videos from NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division. The videos, “Sparky’s Wildfire Safety Home Projects for Kids and Parents,” “Sparky’s Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Tips for Families” and “Sparky and NFPA’s Wildfire Safety Checklist” feature NFPA’s spokesdog, Sparky the Fire Dog® who teaches young... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Safety Source
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Winter is the peak season for U.S. home fires, with cooking topping the list as one of the leading causes. To this end, NFPA and USFA are teaming up again this year for our "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" campaign. It's been a great way for both organizations to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Safety Source
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Firefighters work in varied and complex environments that increase their risk of on-the-job death and injury. NFPA estimates that 65,880 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2013. An estimated 29,760 (45.2%) of the all firefighter injuries occurred during fireground operations. Each year, NFPA studies firefighter deaths and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
This past July, Jim Pauley began his career with NFPA as the association's seventh president. As he took the reins, Mr. Pauley immediately acknowledged how the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program embodies the organization's mission of "reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life by providing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Every year, NFPA reports on large-loss fires and explosions that occurred in the United States the year before. Such fires and explosions are defined as any event that results in property damage of at least $10 million. Last year, 21 fires in the United States resulted in losses of $10... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A story on Australia's number one newsite, News.com.au, was a particularly tough one to read this week. The headline, "NSW toddler burnt with hot cooking oil" paints a pretty horrible picture of what can happen if we're not careful to keep safety top of mind while working in our kitchens.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Safety Source
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A recent report on ConsumerReports.org highlights their seven scariest kitchen accidents and reminds people that taking extra precautions while cooking during the holidays can mean a world of difference in terms of your safety and the safety of your family. Leading the Consumer Reports list of accidents is cooking fires,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Safety Source
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Fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) are mainstream news these days. According to NFPA, nine of the 25 costliest (in terms of property loss) fires in U.S. history were described as forest, wildland or WUI fires, and the eight costliest fires were in the last two decades. These numbers come... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I came across this cool little article in Modern Farmer, "Let's All Fry the Friendly Skies," which highlights cooking oil and its seemingly new role - that of becoming biofuel for planes. From the sound of it, cooking oil will not only be a staple in our recipes, but it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Safety Source
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During this, the last week of October, we're continuing our conversastion about fire safety on college campuses, specifically in dorm rooms and apartments. Our topic today: fire extinguishers. According to NFPA, portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Safety Source
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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 Oct 24, 2014 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 Oct 22, 2014 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 Oct 20, 2014 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
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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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