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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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Hello Nick, Thanks for your comment. In future videos, we will definitely strive to show the bubbles forming. I appreciate your thoughts and think it makes perfect sense. LisaMarie
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The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. shared some exciting news with us this week. Their Designing for Disaster exhibition has been extended until Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you're planning a summer family vacation in the D.C. area, you won't want to miss this interactive and informative exhibit that... Continue reading
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Just yesterday, NFPA's vice president for outreach & advocacy, Lorraine Carli, said to me, "I'm not sure anyone would have ever used my name and Martha Stewart in the same sentence!" And she's right, many of us here probably never would have thought about it, but today we're happy to announce that NFPA is now a regular content contributor for Martha Stewart Living (MSL)! As many of you may know, the Martha Stewart brand and mission focus on helping people live a beautiful, artful, creative and rich life everyday. Starting this month, NFPA is excited to share its safety messages... Continue reading
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Just yesterday, NFPA vice president for outreach & advocacy, Lorraine Carli, said to me, "I'm not sure anyone would have ever used my name and Martha Stewart in the same sentence!" And she's right, many of us here probably never would have thought about it, but today we're happy to... Continue reading
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Just yesterday, NFPA's vice president for outreach & advocacy, Lorraine Carli, said to me, "I'm not sure anyone would have ever used my name and Martha Stewart in the same sentence!" And she's right, many of us here probably never would have thought about it, but today we're happy to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Safety Source
Yesterday, NFPA kicked off the grilling season with the launch of its first of two new new grilling safety videos. In our second video, "A Simple Test for Checking Gas Grill Leaks," we share a couple of quick and easy but important tips to prepare your grill before you even... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Safety Source
Yesterday, NFPA kicked off the grilling season with the launch of its first of two new new grilling safety videos. In our second video, "A Simple Test for Checking Gas Grill Leaks", we share a couple of quick and easy but important tips to prepare your grill before you even start to cook those burgers and steaks. Prepare my grill, you ask? But whatever do you mean? After a long winter season of hibernation (OK, in some parts of the country!) your grill has been stored away and covered up never to see the light of day until today. It's... Continue reading
Yesterday, NFPA kicked off the grilling season with the launch of its first of two new new grilling safety videos. In our second video, "A Simple Test for Checking Gas Grill Leaks," we share a couple of quick and easy but important tips to prepare your grill before you even... Continue reading
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away and for those of us here in New England, it could not have come at a better time. After enduring what seemed like the longest winter EVER, we can actually smell the flowers and see grass growing again! With spring in... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Safety Source
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away and for those of us here in New England, it could not have come at a better time. After enduring what seemed like the longest winter EVER, we can actually smell the flowers and see grass growing again! With spring in... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away and for those of us here in New England, it could not have come at a better time. After enduring what seemed like the longest winter EVER, we can actually smell the flowers and see grass growing again! With spring in the air most people are already planning for lots of fun outdoor parties and cookouts this weekend and beyond. Are you one of them? If you are (and I know it's true!), then you'll want to check out NFPA's newest videos that will help you kick off the grilling season... Continue reading
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Just because Wildfire Community Preparedness Day finished up this weekend, that's no reason not to keep the great momentum going! It just so happens that a declaration, signed by seven Western state governors last year (with South Dakota joining this year!), designates May as “Wildfire Awareness Month.” This means that... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Over the last five years, 27 college students died in a fire within three miles of their school. Lots more were injured and many were left without a place to live. In September, NFPA, The Center for Campus Fire Safety and the students of the University of New Haven Fire... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Safety Source
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Sparky the Fire Dog is celebrating Earth Day today and throughout the month of April. He's partnered with NFPA's Firewise Communities Program to develop a great checklist that parents and kids can do together to help protect their homes from wildfire. By checking off everything on the list you will be helping to protect animals, trees, plants and your home! To get started, you'll need a(n): Earth Smarts Checklist Rake Broom Watering can Lawn bags Next, grab your family members and head outside to work on your checklist! If you can, ask your neighbors and friends to get involved, too.... Continue reading
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Sparky the Fire Dog is celebrating Earth Day today and throughout the month of April. He's partnered with NFPA's Firewise Communities Program to develop a great checklist that parents and kids can do together to help protect their homes from wildfire. By checking off everything on the list you will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Safety Source
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Sparky the Fire Dog is celebrating Earth Day today and throughout the month of April. He's partnered with NFPA's Firewise Communities Program to develop a great checklist that parents and kids can do together to help protect their homes from wildfire. By checking off everything on the list you will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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We just got word from our colleagues in NFPA's Washington, D.C. office that the House Natural Resources subcommittee on Federal Lands will be holding a hearing to receive testimony on forest fire management issues on Thursday, April 23 at 9 a.m. The hearing can be viewed on the House Natural... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Join the Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation & Development Council and the Missouri Department of Conservation, Forestry Division for NFPA's two-day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone two-day seminar, Tuesday- Wednesday, May 19 - 20. No registration fee is required but by pre-registering, you'll receive important materials to read... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Calling all suppliers, exhibit space is now available at NFPA's Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference. Join us in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 22 - 24 at the Sheraton Convention Center Hotel and share your solutions and expertise in wildfire prevention and mitigation with a diverse group of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I must admit, I find it hard to fathom grilling right now, let alone spring or summer here in the Northeast as another couple of inches of snow fell Friday night and bitter cold is slated for this week. But Sunday morning I was watching a news program and was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I must admit, I find it hard to fathom grilling right now, let alone spring or summer here in the Northeast as another couple of inches of snow fell Friday night and bitter cold is slated for this week. But Sunday morning I was watching a news program and was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Safety Source
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At the Fire Protection Research Foundation’s 2015 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) symposium in Orlando, Florida, NFPA's associate engineer, Daniel Gorham, gave a presentation on the wildfire problem across the U.S. Below is a recap of that presentation from my colleague Jesse Roman's blog post: In his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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There are many potential pathways for wildland fires to ignite buildings in the wildland/urban interface (WUI). These pathways (including both fire and ember exposure) depend on the characteristics of the area (e.g., fuels, terrain, weather, etc.), the characteristics of the community (e.g., construction materials, building designs, housing density, landscaping, etc.),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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FEMA's America's PrepareAthon! is just around the corner. Have you organized an activity? If not, consider joining millions of Americans on Thursday, April 30 as we work on ways to prepare our homes, neighborhoods and communities from hazards associated with natural disasters like wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornados, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A recent article from London Community News paints a striking picture. Despite the London Fire Department's increased efforts to provide education and programs aimed at preventing cooking-related fires, since late January the city has seen a jump in the number of kitchen fires and is concerned for the welfare of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Safety Source