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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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As many of you know, NFPA is a really great resource for information about cooking fire safety. Our web pages provide all kinds of materials for families and fire professionals and teachers alike. Today I'm happy to report that we've updated our cooking safety web pages and invite you to... Continue reading
Posted 45 minutes ago at Safety Source
Yes, you heard that right! Our deadline for the "call for presentations" for the 2015 Backyards and Beyond conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been extended. The new date is now Monday, December 15, 2014. So, what are you waiting for ... get to work on those proposals and... Continue reading
Posted 58 minutes ago at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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As the Labor Day weekend holiday fast approaches, it stands to reason that our conversations (re)turn to menus, parties and yes, grilling! That's why I couldn't help but giggle at this latest article in Newsweek, which totally caught my eye ... see if you can answer the question: Are Women... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Safety Source
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I was so happy to see the latest article in USA Today that credits wildfire mitigation activities/strategies and Firewise principles with helping to keep homes safer from wildfire. Here at NFPA, we do a lot of work to provide information, resources and guidance to residents just like you, on ways... Continue reading
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As you've probably heard me say before, I thought it would be great to share with all of you, NFPA's list of the "Top 7 Benefits to Becoming Firewise." It's been a tough season this year, especially in the west where states are experiencing severe drought, and increased and intense... Continue reading
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NFPA has created a new cooking safety infographic for you to use on your website, in blogs and newsletters, and on your Facebook and Twitter platforms. The graphic speaks to an important message when it comes to cooking at home: Install smoke alarms at least 10 feet away from cooking... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Safety Source
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According to a news article out of the U.K., cooking is a major cause of accidental fires in homes in North Wales. As a result, the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is launching a new campaign, "We Don't Want to Come Dine with You - Think Safe, Cook Safe!,"... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Safety Source
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The deadline is fast approaching! Session proposals are due for the 2015 Backyards & Beyond conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina by this Friday, August 29. Got an idea but you're not sure where it fits in the schedule? The areas below can help: Community Safety Approaches and Strategies Home... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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As I mentioned last week, I thought it would be great to share with all of you, NFPA's "Top Seven Benefits to Becoming Firewise." Given the intensity of this season's fire activity, there's no better time than now to start working on ways to reduce your neighborhood's wildfire risk. Full... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This short but to-the-point article in an Australian newspaper reminded me that no matter where we live in the world, fire safety is and should remain one of our top priorities. According to The Advertiser, a food service worker from the Indian Masala restaurant, located in a small shopping center,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Safety Source
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As I looked at my calendar this morning I thought … wow, can we really be this deep into August already!? Well, for some of us, we know what the middle of the month means; waving goodbye to beach parties and saying hello to college exams. This year, as you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Safety Source
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During the last few years, with the number and intensity of wildfires increasing in many parts of the country, it’s more important than ever to begin working on ways to reduce your risk of damage and injuries from these fires. NFPA believe that Firewise can help you do that. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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We’re deep into the month of August and we know lots of families are taking advantage of the warm summer days to set off on camping trips and outside excursions before heading back to school. Here’s some great information for parents to remember from the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe &... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Safety Source
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Join NFPA in wishing Smokey Bear a very happy birthday! Tomorrow, Smokey turns 70 and he has a lot to be proud of. Below is an infographic he created to show what he's been up to all this time. In the meantime, check out Smokey's website to learn more about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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I was pouring through some materials in a folder here on my desk when I came across an NFPA brochure on cooking from 2006! At first I chuckled at the date, but as I looked at the cool little checklist at the back of the brochure, I thought, you know,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Safety Source
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“Those of us that live in the looming shadow of wildfire are bracing for dangerous and destructive times ahead. The financial and environmental impacts of wildfire are potentially massive, posing a serious threat to property, infrastructure, watersheds, human health and safety, wildlife, habitats, and local economies,” this according to author... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A wildfire surging across central Sweden in Vastmanland province, some 90 miles northwest of Stockholm, is being called the worst forest fire in Sweden’s modern history, burning more than 60 square miles, according to news reports. Unfortunately, one man has reportedly died in the fire. As northern Europe continues to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Two fires burning in northeast California have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. One of the fires has destroyed eight homes in the town of Burney in Shasta County, and has also prompted the evacuation of a small long-term care hospital, according to news reports. Both fires appear to have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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One of my NFPA colleagues this morning pointed out this interesting article from CBS/San Francisco Bay Area news. It states that on this, the one-year anniversary of a fire that has burned across forest land in and around Yosemite National Park, there is what ecologists, researchers and fire experts call,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A recent article published on National Geographic’s “Daily News” webpage confirms what many of us in the wildfire industry have known to be true: it’s the small steps that can help save homes and communities from being destroyed by wildfire. Author Warren Cornwall explains how homeowners fit nicely into this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A report in the July 29 issue of the Modesto Bee (California) newspaper serves as an important reminder that we must all be mindful in the kitchen. According to fire officials, a home fire in the town of Turlock started with oil cooking on a stovetop that was placed on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Safety Source
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In its August issue, just out on newsstands, Men’s Journal magazine highlights America’s wildfire problem and what the country is trying to do to tackle this growing crisis. Author David H. Freedman, in his article titled, “America is Burning,” examines the many different aspects of the fire problem including climate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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A recent article in the Wirral Globe, a local newspaper in England, caught my eye last night. According to the newspaper, a number of kitchen fires have been reported recently (more than usual for this area) and the residents of Wirral, a peninsula in North West England, are being warned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Safety Source
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Oregon and Washington have seen their share of wildfire activity this past month. News reports say that a combined 940,000 acres in both states have burned to date. Fire officials point to lightning as the cause of several of the large fires. Northwest Interagency Coordination Center spokeswoman, Carol Connolly, said... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
This week on the Today Show, reporter Jeff Rossen highlighted the dangers of propane grills when used the wrong way. According to the report, the most common mistake people make when grilling is turning on the gas with the cover of the grill down. When you do that, there’s a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Safety Source