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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.
NFPA and Dominos to deliver fire safety messages to homes across the country
NFPA and Domino’s Pizza® are teaming up to deliver a special message to customers this daylight saving time: remember to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks. To help spread the message, Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will deliver fliers with fire safety tips on top of pizza boxes to customers throughout participating markets in March.
NFPA announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as theme for Fire Prevention Week 2020, October 4-10, as cooking remains leading cause of home fires
NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires representing the leading cause of U.S. home fires, with nearly half (49 percent) of all home fires involving cooking equipment; unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.
Home fire sprinkler safety tips - NFPA
Properly installed and maintained automatic fire sprinkler systems help save lives. Because fire sprinkler systems react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Fire sprinklers have been around for more than a century, protecting commercial and industrial properties and public buildings.
NFPA announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as theme for Fire Prevention Week 2020
As the public continues to remain at home in response to COVID-19, cooking will continue to occur at increased levels, presenting a greater risk for associated fires. Fire Prevention Week serves as an ideal opportunity to share tips and guidelines for safely cooking at home.
Enjoy the holiday season with fire safety in mind
To help everyone enjoy a fire-safe holiday season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is encouraging everyone to be aware of potential fire risks, and to take steps to minimize them.
NFPA public education lesson plans: Home Fire Safety — Teens Who Care for Themselves and Others in the Home
This early adolescent lesson plan (ages 10-14) was developed by the Urban Fire and Life Safety Task Force. A small work group of members developed the core content along with NFPA staff members.
NFPA report - Home Electrical Fires
This NFPA report includes statistics on home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction and a section on home structure fires involving electrical distribution or lighting equipment. Suggested safety tips are also included.
NFPA Journal - Outreach, Mar Apr 2018
Column: The risk of death during a fire today is higher now than in 1980. Why aren’t we talking about it?
NFPA news release - See It Before You Sign It campus fire safety campaign raises awareness of off-campus housing fire hazards
April 24, 2017 - Having important fire safety measures in place in the home or apartment is often overlooked by students who are more interested in finding housing that is inexpensive, close to campus or provides them with their own bedroom. The See It Before You Sign It campaign encourages parents to bridge that knowledge gap and take a more active role in helping their loved ones choose secure, fire-safe housing.
NFPA urges added caution around home fire safety during COVID-19 pandemic | NFPA
As people spend more time at home and engage in activities that significantly contribute to the home fire problem, it’s critical that they recognize where potential hazards exist and what they can do to prevent fires.
"Home Cooking Fires" report | NFPA
This NFPA report includes analysis of patterns and trends in all measures of fire loss for all types of home cooking equipment.
Home Grill Fires report |NFPA
This NFPA report examines causes and circumstances of home grill fires that were reported to local fire departments in the U.S., including structure fires and outside or unclassified grill fires that occurred.
Residential Electrical Fire Problem: The Data Landscape
This technical note summarizes the data landscape for residential electrical systems and related fire incidents, identifying key gaps and challenges in the data and data analytics that is preventing the residential electrical fire problem and the impact of the NEC’s regulatory changes regarding AFCI’s from being precisely defined.
NFPA report - Physical disability as a factor in home fire deaths
This NFPA report examines fire circumstances and victim characteristics when physical disability was cited as a factor contributing to fatal injury and compared these circumstances and characteristics with those found in home fire deaths overall.
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