The February issue Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: Recent news accounts of carbon monoxide poisonings are chilling. Learn of the warning signs and precautions you can take.
NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12-13 in the Boston area to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America. The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education needs and gain a clear
The best way to keep our homes safe from electrical hazards is to take good care of appliances and to use all electrical equipment properly. Respect for electricity and the power it provides must occur every day throughout the year. As part of our Put a
Flipping a light switch. Hitting the button on a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop computer. Plugging in that portable space heater (now that we’re in the thick of winter)! These daily activities are second nature for most of us. Electricity sure makes
Three children and two adults were rushed to the hospital on Wednesday following a carbon monoxide leak in their Smithfield, Rhode Island, home. According to news reports, firefighters found two of the children and the mother unconscious as a result of
This past week, there were two unfortunate events on college campuses that have reminded us of the importance of campus fire safety. The first incident left 100 students displaced in an apartment fire in Pennsylvania, and the other sadly resulted
At a family birthday party, two friends that are also firefighters were faced with a carbon monoxide scare. On Tuesday, Ricky Leonard and Lonnie Wimmer were recognized for trusting their gut and calling 911 when they suspected that carbon monoxide
It’s not too early to begin planning for the 2017 Remembering When™ Scholarship Conference. Scheduled for November 1-3, the conference will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. NFPA will select teams from up to 25