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Clothes dryer safety tip sheet | NFPA
Did you know that taking care of your clothes dryer is important to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire. Download NFPA's free tips.
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Research Foundation - Oven Furnace and Dryer Explosion Incidents
The purpose of this Research Foundation project, which is documented in this report, was to gather information regarding explosion incidents in which an oven, furnace, or dryer was involved. This information was then sorted and a basic analysis was conducted in order to provide useful information to the Technical Committee on Ovens and Furnaces.
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Lint in dryer leads to fire
In Iowa, the Dubuque Fire Department reports that lint in a dryer exhaust duct started an early morning fire recently at a mobile home. Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire under the mobile home and extinguish it. According to KCRG-TV9, the…
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NFPA 86: Standard for Ovens and Furnaces

NFPA 86 minimizes fire and explosion hazards of ovens and furnaces used for commercial and industrial processing of materials.

http://www.nfpa.org/86
NFPA 33: Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials

This standard provides requirements to mitigate fire and explosion hazards of spray application processes that use flammable or combustible materials.

http://www.nfpa.org/33
Frozen and burst/compromised pipes prompt concern around electrical safety for homes and other occupancies in the aftermath of Texas storm
Last week’s winter storm in Texas left millions of people contending with loss of power and heat, and in many cases, frozen pipes. For residents whose pipes burst, understanding the potential hazards posed by electrical wires and electrical equipment…
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As warmer weather approaches, NFPA offers 6 key tips to safely tackle spring cleaning
Melted snow, budding trees, longer days: they’re all signs that the warmer months are fast-approaching -  and for many of us, these seasonal hallmarks are reminders to start spring cleaning in and around our homes. As people power up their lawnmowers,…
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A Antifreeze (in home fire sprinklers) Arson and intentional fires Arson and youth fire setting B Board and care facilities C Campus and dorm fires Candles Car fires - see vehicle safety tips Carbon monoxide Christmas tree fires Cigarettes - see smoking…
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Home Dryer Fires | NFPA
In 2014-2018, local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 13,820 home structure fires per year in which dryers were involved in the ignition.
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NFPA research report - Oven, Furnace and Dryer Explosion Incidents
The purpose of this Research Foundation project, which is documented in this report, was to gather information regarding explosion incidents in which an oven, furnace, or dryer was involved.
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NFPA Standards Council Agenda, Part 2, December 2020
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PPE Cleaning Validation - Supplement G: Report of Biological Contamination, Extraction, and Analysis Procedures
This project has established a relevant and credible procedure to validate “how clean is clean?” for fire service contaminated gear, and in doing so has addressed the primary goal of reducing fire fighter exposure to harmful contaminants in PPE.
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NFPA report - Home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines
An overview of home structure fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines and includes statistics by factor contributing to ignition, item first ignited and area of origin.
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New report outlines trends in home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines
In recent years, the annual number of home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines reported to U.S. fire departments has fluctuated from year to year, after falling in the early 1980s and then leveling off in the 1990s. This is according to a…
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