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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®.



  • April
    A game-changer for smoke alarms; Sparky's checklist for Earth Day; National Electrical Safety Month; People with disabilities session at Conference and Expo; Forthcoming standard addressing active shooter and/or hostile events
  • March
    Celebrate spring with a music video from Sparky® and PBS's Steve Songs; Spring is coming up daisies with a Sparky e-card; Check out the religious candle safety tip sheet
  • February
    NBC's “This Is Us” dramatically demonstrates critical home fire safety messaging; New tip sheet outlines chicken coop safety for hobby farmers


  • December
    Christmas tree fires can turn devastating within seconds; New fact sheet highlights hazards of home Christmas tree fires; Download infographics featuring winter fire safety tips
  • November
    Thanksgiving Safety tip sheet helps take the risk out of the holiday; Need to keep the kids occupied while dinner is being prepared? Sparky gets the conversation going with a Thanksgiving activity sheet
  • September
    Sparky video clips highlight Fire Prevention Week theme, Download a free home fire escape grid for Fire Prevention Week, Promote Fire Prevention Week with our official campaign logo
  • August
    Campus fire safety by the numbers; Send students back to school with a whimsical e-card; New escape planning tip sheet is available in multiple languages
  • July
    2017 Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on escape planning, Sign up for the Fire Prevention Week webinar, Mobile app provides quick access to NFPA materials
  • June
    Tip sheet on fireworks, grilling up safety infographic, invitation to apply for 2017 Remembering When conference, and more.
  • May
    New tip sheet focuses on electrical hazards in and around water; Get the facts on electrical safety in the home; New tip sheet helps take the worry out of home improvement projects
  • April
    New report addresses the effects of fire alarms on populations at risk; New fact sheet gives overview of U.S. fire problem; Start planning now for the Remembering When Next Steps Conference!
  • March
    Wish happy birthday to Sparky with free app!; NFPA selects the 2017 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year; Fact sheet gets you prepared for tornado season
  • February
    Shake off the winter chill with a video from Sparky: Catchy lyrics, a finger-snapping tune, creative dance moves-the "Little Rosalie" video has all that plus fire safety messaging to get everyone moving during this winter season.
  • January
    New tip sheet tells how to be fire smart during the winter season; Calling all rural fire departments!; New tip sheet takes the guesswork out of alarm systems in apartment buildings

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