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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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If you're like most of us this winter, the endless snow storms and frigid temperatures have kept you inside more than you would like. This cold has also turned us to the kitchen where creating and indulging in plates of "comfort food" feels like the best remedy for beating out... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Safety Source
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We all know the importance of fire prevention; it's something fire safety educators and fire officials think about daily. But what about today's youth? What are their thoughts on fire safety? Are we doing enough to raise awareness of the dangers, and have we provided them with enough tools and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Safety Source
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Join FEMA, NFPA, American Red Cross, University of Colorado-Denver, the Montana Governor's Office of Community Service and other organizations on Thursday, February 26 at 2 PM EST for a Twitter chat and one of the biggest preparedness conversations in 2015! The hour-long chat (#PrepareAthon) will focus on emergency preparedness and... Continue reading
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Come October 2016, Queens (NY) residents could become more "green" with the help from an unexpected source: cooking oil. An article in the Queens Chronicle last week states that City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) introduced a bill that would require five percent of the heating oil used in homes to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Safety Source
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I came across a great little article today in the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (out of England) called "Make sure you guard against fire this Valentine's Day." It caught my eye because of its focus on kitchen fire safety in the month of February. So, okay, maybe we don't celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Safety Source
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No matter where you look these days, the use of slow cookers and crockpots are on the rise. From stews to soups and even desserts, there’s nothing better than applying that “set it and forget it” mentality when it comes to preparing meals for families on the go. But did... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Safety Source
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This Sunday will be a day filled with lots of cheering, groans and a plenty of excitement all around. It's also a day that will be filled with food and tons of it! So, if you're like most folks across the country right now, even if you're not cheering for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Safety Source
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If you are one of the many wildland fire professionals responsible for protecting local forests, educating community residents, and managing operations, suppression and risk management activities, then you won't want to miss the 2015 International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Wildland-Urban Interface conference (WUI Conference). The WUI Conference, held March... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Planning on hosting a New Year's Eve party this year? What better way to ring in 2015 than with fire safety. With New Year's festivities comes food, food and more food. Have you planned how you will organize your time? There's nothing worse than letting the "tick tock" of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Safety Source
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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 Dec 17, 2014 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