May is #NationalPetMonth and we want to remind you about pet fire safety.
Who let the dogs out????? To kick off #NationalPetMonth, we want to remind everyone about pet fire safety. With stay-at-home orders in place in many jurisdictions, we have been made aware of many fire departments responding to fires, then searching for…
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.
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…
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…
Fire safety in your home away from home
NFPA’s Educational Messages Desk Reference, now in its updated 2020 edition, offers Fire and Life Safety (FLS) educators and those involved in injury prevention and public education, a compendium of accurate, relevant and up to date messaging for a…
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…
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…
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…
Siding with builders, city council votes not to require home fire sprinklers
Geneva, Illinois, aldermen recently voted against a requirement to fire sprinkler all of the city's new homes. Their 8-1 decision seemed to be based on concerns argued extensively by the homebuilding industry.
“We're trying to keep our housing…