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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced that its theme for 2016 National Arson Awareness Week is : Prevent Wildfire Arson – Spread the Facts Not the Fire. USFA and its partners are using the week of May 1 – 7 to focus particular attention on wildfire arson in the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Photo is part of a video produced by WPRI/Providence Providence, Rhode Island firefighters are urging college students who live in the city to practice fire safety as the school term comes to a close, according to WPRI Eyewitness News. Sources state that Providence has experienced a series of fires recently... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Safety Source
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Just this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced it is awarding $2 million to local California Fire Safe Councils to reduce the increased risk of wildfires due to the massive tree mortality in Northern and Central California, according to Business Wire. The U.S. Forest Service has said that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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On Saturday, April 30, FEMA is encouraging individuals and communities across the U.S. to take action to prepare for emergencies on National PrepareAthon! Day. Won’t you join us and others around the country to plan and practice your preparedness! There are several ways you can take action including: Access alerts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Safety Source
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Throughout April and May, FEMA is promoting their America’s PrepareAthon! campaign and highlighting hazard-specific weeks with tools and resources you can use to help prepare for these natural disasters. With that in mind, it just makes sense that you mark FEMA's Wildfire Awareness Week (May 1 - 7) and draw... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Talk to any college student in the spring and you’ll quickly realize it’s an important time of year for them. In the midst of hair-raising finals, students are also frantically looking for off-campus housing for the upcoming fall term. This got organizations such as Campus Firewatch, the Consumer Product Safety... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Safety Source
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On Saturday, April 30, FEMA is encouraging individuals and communities across the U.S. to take action to prepare for emergencies on National PrepareAthon! Day. Won’t you join us and others around the country to plan and practice your preparedness! There are several ways you can take action including: Access alerts and warnings. You can download the FEMA mobile app, which delivers severe weather alerts for up to five locations across the U.S. Assemble or update supplies With your neighbors, plan to help each other and share resources Create and test your emergency communications plans Leading up to and directly after... Continue reading
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On Saturday, April 30, FEMA is encouraging individuals and communities across the U.S. to take action to prepare for emergencies on National PrepareAthon! Day. Won’t you join us and others around the country to plan and practice your preparedness! There are several ways you can take action including: Access alerts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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In one of our recent podcasts, Jesse Roman, staff writer for NFPA Journal talks with Val Charlton of Kishugu in South Africa, who visited NFPA in December. (NFPA also visited South Africa in February. Read Lucian Deaton's blog for an in-depth look at his visit). Kishugu is a private organization... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Out of the more than 63,000 wildland fires reported last year, specialized wildland firefighters responded to just 112, meaning local fire departments handled the rest. But there is little information about how well trained or capable municipal departments are to handle this job. Join Jesse Roman, staff writer for NFPA... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Cal Fire has already called in its 400 seasonal firefighters, including many from Northern California, for an early start to the 2016 season, according to Vicki Gonzalez of KCRA News in Sacramento. Cal Fire Captain, John Hotchkiss, acknowledged his unit has already responded to a number of vegetation fires since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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According to weather sources, Kansas has had its share of uncharacteristic weather during the past few years. While some recent reports have stated that Kansas won’t be as affected by climate change as other states, others are more cautious, saying the unusually warm temperatures as of late are making the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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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