Safety video provides timely tips during peak season for home heating fires
We are in peak season for home heating fires. Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of December, January, and February. Space heaters are the type of heating equipment most often involved in home heating fires, figuring in two of every five…
What should you consider when creating a new home safety plan? Fire sprinklers, for starters
Since one in 10 Americans relocate each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many acclimate to new settings without properly assessing their fire risks. New homes, for instance, pose a series of potential risks not seen in older homes.
NFPA news release - NBC’s “This is Us” dramatically demonstrates critical home fire safety messages
February 5, 2018 - Over the past few weeks, the NBC television show, “This is Us,” has effectively dramatized home fire missteps that can have deadly consequences. NFPA says these dramatizations turned a spotlight on fire safety, a topic many think little about until it’s too late.
New fire safety tip sheet on the dangers of oily rags can take the worry out of home improvement projects
Are you doing spring cleaning and home improvement projects? If so, you'll want to take precautions. Keep in mind that rags used to wipe up oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes can ignite on their own and can start a fire if not handled carefully. The…
NFPA, fire safety experts explain science behind fire spread in today's new homes
You may have heard that new homes burn faster than homes built decades ago, but why is that the case?
A recent news story from Arizona offers an explanation. One component is the material used to build new homes. "When homes were built out of heavy…
Denver Nest Cam Video Demonstrates Speed of Fire and Need for Fire Safety Plan
We talk often about the benefits of working smoke alarms, home escape plans, and home fire sprinklers. But nothing helps drive the point home more than a real-life example that is captured in real time. This video by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition…
Why a home's open floor plan is concerning to fire safety advocates
TV home improvement shows usually marvel at homes with open-concept designs. After all, today's homeowners crave spaciousness. Rarely (if ever) discussed on these shows are the fire concerns of the open floor plan, and safety advocates say it's a topic…
Mythblaster Monday 11: Safety Resides in Each Home Fire Sprinkler
We often talk about the best way to improve fire safety outcomes is by having interconnected smoke alarms to alert people so that there may be a fire. Interconnected in the smoke alarm sense means that when one sounds, they all sound.
But for home fire…
Home Electrical Safety the Focus of NFPA Faces of Fire Electrical Hazard Awareness Campaign Video
As 2021 winter season kicks off and with more households continuing to work and study from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, we must be ever vigilant about home fire safety. This includes understanding the dangers of electricity related to our devices…