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LisaMarie Sinatra
NFPA's Associate Project Manager, Communications
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I have to admit my stomach has been rumbling a whole lot lately as my email inbox continues to fill up with the newest grilling recipes, the latest spices and ingredients that I must have, and tips for cooking the best "mouth-watering burgers" on the planet. Ah, yes, it's summertime... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Safety Source
Sparklers play a huge role in Fourth of July preparations but as you know, NFPA wants you to leave the fireworks to the professionals. Each year on Independence Day, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Few people really understand the associated risks... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Safety Source
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A story out of Arizona this week can easily make you stop and think, "Wow, this could happen to me, too." Fire officials responded to a house fire that started from hot cooking oil. According to the story on Tusconlocalmedia.com, the occupant of the house was heating up oil to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Safety Source
Some sad news out of North Carolina. The principal at a high school in Fayetteville suffered third-degree burns recently when the propane grill he was preparing malfunctioned and caught fire hours before the school's senior picnic. According to WRAL.com out of Raleigh/Durham, the principal, who plans the cookout each year... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at Safety Source
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NFPA and Stop & Shop New England Division are teaming up to promote a healthy, safe grilling season aimed at helping ensure an enjoyable summer for all and one that reduces the risk of grilling fires. Three out of five households own a gas grill, according to NFPA’s "Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment," report, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. Each year an average of 8,800 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While... Continue reading
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NFPA and Stop & Shop New England Division are teaming up to promote a healthy, safe grilling season aimed at helping ensure an enjoyable summer for all and one that reduces the risk of grilling fires. Three out of five households own a gas grill, according to NFPA’s "Home Fires... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Safety Source
While the warm weather reminds us it's summer, some of us here at NFPA are already setting our sights on an exciting fall season, including our Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year's conference, which runs October 22 - 24, promises to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Last weekend, firefighters in Southeast Portland (Oregon) responded to a house fire started by a grill. According to officials quoted in The Oregonian, the grill was left unattended on the back deck. The fire then spread to the side of the home and into the attic. Thankfully, no injuries were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Safety Source
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The 2014 Carlton Complex Fire in Central Washington has been called the worst wildfire in Washington state history with more than 300 homes destroyed and a quarter-million acres burned. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the toll on nature was just as devastating, affecting thousands of animals... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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
Posted May 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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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
Posted May 20, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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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 May 20, 2015 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 May 20, 2015 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
Posted May 20, 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... 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