Safety Source Newsletter

Safety Source is a monthly e-newsletter on the latest information and happenings in NFPA's Public Education division, activities, educational tips, and Sparky the Fire Dog®. Subscribe
2014
  • August
    Responding to the Fire Challenge; Test your safety smarts with FPW quiz; College students and fire safety; Putting fire safety on the map
  • July
    Fire Prevention Week theme announced; Fire Prevention Week printables for kids; Infographic highlights grilling safety; 10-minute mini-lesson on carbon monoxide
  • June
    New NFPA infographic highlights smoke alarm safety; Using consumer fireworks is not worth the risk; Jim Shannon signs off as president of NFPA; July 4th for the kids
  • May
    New Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program launched; Updated smoke alarm tip sheet reaches wider audiences; Haunted by fire; Make electrical safety a must this month
  • April
    New 10-minute mini-lesson on smoke alarms; Sparky goes green; In West's Wake; New NFPA report highlights importance of working smoke alarms
  • March
    Think about battery storage during spring cleaning with new tip sheet; NFPA names new president; Read for fire safety; Sparky's birthday
  • February
    New music videos teach the importance of smoke alarms; od and pellet stove tip sheet; New printable combines math with fire safety
  • January
    Carbon monoxide safety; Tips to stay safe when it is cold outside; Make a winter wonderland; New eCard teaches cooking safety

2013

  • December
    Holidays mean greater risk of fire; Project Holiday; Christmas tree fires; Hot chocolate and fire safety
  • November
    Updated older adult safety program now free; Turkey fryer tip sheet and all you need for a safe Thanksgiving; New sky lantern tip sheet; Put a freeze on winter fires
  • October
    Sparky website wins Parents' Choice Award; New wildfire tip sheet; NFPA receives FEMA grant to reach high-risk students; A fire department responds to a fire in the U.S. every 23 seconds.
  • September
    Free fire-safety app and eBook; "Read for Fire Safety" during FPW; Interactive whiteboard lessons for Fire Prevention Week; Front burner.
  • August
    Off-campus fire safety checklist; Duct tape and smoke alarms; Fire safety for older adults; Test your safety smarts with FPW Quiz.
  • July
    Tips on mastering the mini-lesson; Lightning safety tip sheet; Bubblemania and fire drills; New "Thank You" eCard on sparky.org; Get the most out of Sparky's Wish List.
  • June
    The truth about sparklers; July 4th for the kids; Sparky keeps you cool this summer; Applications being accepted for Remembering When™ training.
  • May
    New mobile Sparky the Fire dog site for smart phones and tablets; the importance of having an emergency plan for your family; using shapes to teach fire safety; free bookmark for teachers and moms.
  • April
    New safety sheet offers parents' tips on children playing with fire; NFPA reviews fire safety messaging for preschool-age children; ESPN anchor Hannah Storm urges others to learn from her accident.
  • March 
    Sparky teams up with Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! in new app; New outdoor electrical safety tip sheet; Making emergency evacuation planning part of every student's IEP; Prepping for the worst: new provisions in NFPA 99.
  • February 
    Surviving the Station nightclub fire; New tip sheet on safety in places of public assembly; Valentine e-card with a reminder to test your smoke alarms; Puppet making and fire-safety play on sparky.org.
  • January 
    Portable fireplace safety tip sheet; "Go Viral" smoke alarm challenge; Fire safety themed measurement workseet

2012

  • December
    Holidays mean greater risk of fire; Peppermint bark; Christmas tree fires
  • November
    Thanksgiving fire safety; Thanksgiving for kids; Religious candle safety tip sheet; Past and present: Cocoanut Grove
  • October
    New Learn Not To Burn®  program free on the web; Guide on hoarding and the fire service; Stay safe this Halloween; Get FNFPA's official 2012 fire safety messaging; Overview on U.S. fire problem
  • September
    NFPA teams up with Scholastic for Fire Prevention Week; Car fires tip sheet, "I Spy With My Little Eye"; Roll the fire safety dice; Learning link for story blocks
  • August
    Tip sheet for medical oxygen; Fire Prevention Week for kids; Back-to-campus tip sheet; Sparky TV
  • July
    Get the facts about CFL light bulbs; Follow your favorite dog on Twitter; Sparky by the seashore; Urban fire department in action
  • June
    The facts about fireworks; Using focus groups to determine a community's fire safety needs; Sparky the Fire Dog named Spokesdog for 2012 Hero Dog Awards
  • May
    NFPA kicks off Fire Prevention Week; NFPA resources can help you celebrate Older Americans' Month; It's all about Mom on Sparky.org
  • April
    Share your safety hero story; Fire safety is key in manufactured homes; Sparky teams up with Firewise for Earth Day
  • March
    New Learn Not to Burn Preschool® lesson plan; Stay safe when using the microwave; Sorting activity reinforces "HOT things" message
  • February
    NFPA kicks off fire safety partnership with LEGOLAND®; Tip sheet focuses on fire safety for people with disabilities; Printable Sparky memory match game
  • January
    New section explores fire trucks; Children, older adults and people with disabilities at higher risk for scald burns; Sparky coloring sheet  

2011

  • December 
    NFPA's gift to you this holiday season; Holiday escape; Birds of a feather
  • November 
    Download new Learn Not to Burn® preschool materials; Put a Freeze on Winter Fires; Jar of thanks and fire safety 
  • October 
    NFPA offers new electrical safety tip sheet; Send our new Halloween e-card; Learn how to draw a fire dog
  • September 
    New radio PSAs featuring Sparky the Fire Dog; Try topping this craft; CPSC warning issued on gel fuel
  • August 
    New gel safety tip sheet; New materials for people with intellectual disabilities; Looking back at the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire 
  • July 
    New Firewise website offers new resources for educators; Find out how you can reduce fire and fall injuries among older adults in your community; NFPA report show more work needs to be done 
  • June 
    Start planning for FPW; Leave fireworks to the professionals; NFPA throws a party for Sparky
  • May 
    Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6; New printable fact sheet and updated report on Fires at U.S. Service Stations; Step-by-step instructions on how to create a home fire escape plan
  • April 
    Sparky the Fire Dog® party kit; NFPA says goodbye to a good friend; New home fire sprinkler tip sheet
  • March 
    Sparky's birthday is March 18; A century since the Triangle Waist Co fire; 2011 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year
  • February 
    Evaluating and Creating Fire and Life Safety Materials: A Guide for the Fire Service; Sharon Gamache talks about carbon monoxide safety; Send a Valentine's e-card
  • January 
    New Sparky's Match Game; Candle safety; Electric vehicle safety training
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