News & Fire Safety Tips

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… Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

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

  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 ...

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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… Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

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Night School: How we reach volunteer fire prevention advocates

On 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 ...

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Highway 31 Fire lessons for all at Backyards & Beyond

Attendees at this October’s Backyards & Beyond Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, are going to learn about the most destructive wildfire in South Carolina history, which burned almost 20,000 acres and took 76 homes adjacent to Myrtle Beach, SC. The Thursday lunchtime Featured Presentation speaker is Darryl Jones, Forest Protection… Source: NFPA Wildfire Safety

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NFPA and Safe Kids Worldwide announce partnership to further promote fire and life safety

NFPA and NFPA and Safe Kids Worldwide are officially teaming up to promote fire safety through the Safe Kids Worldwide network. This partnership presents a great opportunity for NFPA to expand its fire safety education outreach through Safe Kids Worldwide’s local coalitions – many of which include fire departments – and have an established track record for effectively communicating safety ...

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Scarecrow festival is fun venue for Fire Prevention Week activities

  Sparky the Fire Dog® made the rounds at the recent Scarecrow Festival in Gig Harbor, Washington. The festival is an autumn celebration with live entertainment, farm animals, hay rides, camel and pony rides, and a scarecrow competition. Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One participated, providing tours of the fire engine and handing out Fire Prevention Week goodies. Source: NFAP ...

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