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Cooking safety | NFPA
Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
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NFPA - Winter holidays
Carefully decorating your home can help make your holidays safer. Between 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 210 home fires that started with Christmas trees per year. U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 860 home structure fires per year that began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees,
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NFPA - Wildland fire information for youth and families
Are you working with youth or school-age children around wildfire safety? NFPA is a great resource for teaching materials, interactive tools and videos for young audiences.
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Youth-oriented websites
Sparky's Home Page The mascot of the National Fire Protection Association and Fire Prevention Week, Sparky the Fire Dog® teaches children how to be safe from fire at home and at play. His site has many games and activities for young children and…
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ISO Rating Resources
NFPA is providing a resource page to assist those individual and fire departments reviewing or going through the rating process of the new ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). On this page you will find links to the current editions of NFPA…
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NFPA Journal - Dispatches, Sept Oct 2017
A new landmark study plots strategies to eliminate electric shock drowning.
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NFPA news release - Thanksgiving is the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires; NFPA offers tips and recommendations for enjoying a fire-safe holiday
November 13, 2017 - While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another’s company, it’s also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires
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NFPA Journal - In A Flash Safe House, Sept Oct 2016
To combat deadly off-campus housing fires, NFPA and several partners are developing resources to help.
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NFPA’s official mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog®, turns 69 today! Help make Sparky’s birthday wish come true by making fire safety a priority
In recognition of Sparky’s big day, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that fire continues to present real risks and must be taken seriously: A structure fire occurs in the U.S. every 24 seconds, resulting in an annual average of 493,797 fires, 2,844 deaths, 12,812 injuries, and $10.5 billion in direct property damage.
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As Halloween celebrations shift in response to COVID-19, NFPA urges caution when decorating with candles and electrical lighting
Since typical Halloween activities like trick-or-treating may be curtailed or even canceled, NFPA suspects an even bigger focus on Halloween decorating in and around homes this year
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Wish Sparky the Fire Dog a happy birthday by sharing the message of fire safety
As everybody’s favorite fire safety dog, Sparky the Fire Dog®, celebrates his 68th birthday on March 18, NFPA is reminding the public how critical is to take his fire safety messages seriously.
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Outreach
Old Dog, New Tricks Fire safety education meets fun at the new www.sparky.org. NFPA Journal®, November/December 2009 NFPA’s Public Education Division has always stressed the importance of teaching kids fire…
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Sparky is older than you think, and there's a lesson in that
This Wednesday, March 18 marks Sparky the Fire Dog®'s 69th birthday.  Sparky plays an important role as both a mascot and cue to action within NFPA's mission to eliminate loss of life & property from fire, electrical and related hazards.   Indeed, Sparky…
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As Halloween Activities Shift in Response to COVID-19, NFPA Emphasizes Caution around Home Decorating, including Candles and Electrical Lighting
The realities of COVID-19 are pushing households to find creative ways to celebrate Halloween this year. With trick-or-treating and Halloween parties being less of an option, it's likely that more home decorating, pumpkin carving and use of…
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Download This Tip Sheet to Help Kids Stay Safe in the Kitchen
As many households enter the new school year remotely and several family members continue to work from or remain at home, this year's Fire Prevention Week theme, “Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”, is more relevant than ever. Spending more time at home…
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