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Renew your Firewise Community and share your success story today

As Firewise communities from across the nation submit their annual renewals, we encourage you to join them and share your 2015 success story. If you’ve done the work, renew today – no need to wait until the November 15 Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program renewal deadline. In 2014, over 79% of…

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Smoke alarm donations help fire departments: HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP!

OSave a life


Kidde Fire Safety in partnership with Home Depot has been hosting Operation Save a Life in cities across the United States to make sure that fire departments have smoke alarms for their outreach to families. This week, they stopped in NC and hosted an event that gave 4125 long life smoke alarms to fire departments in the central part of the state.  This was the 12th year of the program that has given over 50,000 alarms- just in NC alone.  With the UNC Burn Center, having nearly 1700 burn injuries admitted this year which is over 200 more than last year, there is a lot of work to prevent fire and burns left to do.


Ernest Grant, the Chairman of the NFPA Board of Directors, was part of the media event that raised awareness about the need for working smoke alarms.  NFPA and NC OSFM gave smoke alarm tip sheets and installation guides to participating fire departments to enhance their home visits.   This outreach program includes smoke alarm installations and fire safety public service announcements throughout the month of October.  

Kidde event
Congratulations to fire departments, Kidde, Home Depot, and ABC11 for a successful event that helps save lives in the heart of Carolina. The next stop on the tour will be the Atlanta area in December. 



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Boulder’s Wildfire Partners holds Tour of Homes to showcase mitigated properties

Often, one of the biggest hurdles in getting homeowners living in a community with a wildfire risk to make their home more fire resistant, is the lack of opportunities for them to visit a residence that’s completed the mitigation process; and see firsthand what a property looks like when it’s…

Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

Firewise Gardens show that preparedness is not barren or ugly, Part 1

Firewise gardens can be a great way to show what wildfire preparedness looks like. Since we get a lot of questions about how to do this and promote it effectively, Fireiwse’s How-To spoke with J.T. Wensman, fire management officer for the Wyoming State Forestry Division, who led efforts to develop…

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Night School: How we reach volunteer fire prevention advocates

Night school Lntbpreschoollesson1On Monday to kickoff Fire Prevention Week, NFPA hosted a pilot fire safety workshop for volunteer firefighters, fire marshals, and fire chiefs in the western part of NC.  This workshop was a great chance to learn about all the free resources that NFPA provides to enhance your efforts during Fire Prevention Week and beyond.  This exciting workshop included videos and lesson plans like the Chicago Fire of 1871 and the history of why we celebrate FPW.  I was excited to explore new ways to get education out to the folks that cannot attend classes during the day but volunteer their time to help their communities.  As you know: Firefighters are Community Helpers and when you need them Firefighters are on their way! Thank you for your commitment to fire safety day and night.


Source: NFAP Safety Info