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The Paradigm Challenge's Make or Bake for Change contest needs your votes

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We mentioned to you previously the Paradigm Challenge campaign, which NFPA supports, designed to get kids ages 7 to 18 involved in reducing deaths and injuries due to home fires by contributing their own fire safety ideas. 

This month, there is a great contest underway: Make or Bake for Change. Because almost half of all home fires start in the kitchen and unattended cooking is the primary cause, kids were asked to submit a photo that showed something they made or baked spelling out the word 'change.' The 10 entries with the most votes by the end of the month will receive cash prizes of up to $1000.

Some great entries were uploaded – so take a look! You can vote once a day for as many entries as you like. Good luck to all of the entrants!

Source: NFAP Safety Info

NFPA joins The Center for Campus Fire Safety and University of New Haven Fire Science Club students for video shoot

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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 Science Club will be launching an online contest as part of our national Campus Fire Safety for Students campaign to increase awareness of the seriousness of campus fires, and to encourage students to take action and share information with their peers. 

Last week, Cathy Tabor from The Center, my NFPA colleague, Kyle, and I traveled to New Haven to meet with the students and shoot a video as part of the campaign. Together with tips sheets and infographics, an updated website and more, the students are pointing to the contest in the hopes that it will play a key role in the start of a fire safety conversation between students and their parents, and between friends.  

Kyle, Cathy and I had a great time shooting the video with the students. They are an incredibly passionate, intelligent group who care deeply about this subject, and they are determined to spread this campus fire safety message far and wide. As you can imagine, The Center and NFPA are equally excited to help them achieve this goal.

So please check back at our website this summer for more information about the campaign and our contest. We look forward to hearing what you think about our newest initiative, and we definitely want to hear what actions you as a parent, and your sons and daughters will take to help prevent fires on college campuses across American and beyond. We hope you'll join us. Stay tuned!

Source: NFAP Safety Info

Smoke from Russian wildfires touches the US west coast

According to International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Website April 16th , during the first weeks of April, areas of Siberia in Russia suffered from multiple wildfires. It was difficult to view the scenes of devastation on the website. Picture of current wildfires in Russia from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer…


Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

Be wildfire safe in drought conditions

Earlier this week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency due to wildfire risks posed by persistent drought in the state. His executive order activated National Guard assistance to the state‚Äôs emergency management and natural resources agencies. Rains this week are lessening the fire danger in Wisconsin but…


Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

Celebrate Earth Day with NFPA and Firewise

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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! Green

To get started, you'll need a(n):

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. And don't forget, take a picture of yourself in action! Share with our Firewise audience how you and your family are working together to help reduce your risk of wildfire damage in your neighborhood and keeping the earth clean and safe for all of us!

Source: NFAP Safety Info