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CPSC and USFA urge consumers to install smoke alarms in homesCPSC and USFA urge consumers to install smoke alarms in homes
CPSC and USFA are working to further reduce fires and fire deaths through education In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...
USFA releases special report examining the characteristics of portable heater fires in residential buildingsUSFA releases special report examining the characteristics of portable heater fires in residential buildings
The report is based on 2008 to 2010 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S....
Pierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine honor 2012 Career And Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the YearPierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine honor 2012 Career And Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year
2012 Career Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran,of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Departmentin Atlanta, GA. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public...
USFA issues University Housing Fires report focusing on characteristics of fireUSFA issues University Housing Fires report focusing on characteristics of fire
An estimated average of 3,800 university housing fires occur each year The Federal Emergency Management Agency's United States Fire Administration (USFA) has...
FEMA launches new campaign to promote fire safety awareness for familiesFEMA launches new campaign to promote fire safety awareness for families
FEMA and the National Commission on Children and Disasters are promoting fire safety awareness USFA have issued a new report on the...
New Emergency Medical Service Courses introduced by National Fire AcademyNew Emergency Medical Service Courses introduced by National Fire Academy
The EMS curriculum now offers courses specifically identified as gaps in EMS education  The two new EMS courses are Emergency Medical Services Quality...
February 4, last day to submit Fire Prevention and Safety Grants 2011 applicationsFebruary 4, last day to submit Fire Prevention and Safety Grants 2011 applications
The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are meant to enhance the safety of public and firefighters Fire Prevention & Safety grants support projects that...
Stay warm but also stay safe this winterStay warm but also stay safe this winter
'Put a Freeze on Winter fires' is a joint campaign of USFA an NFPA NFPA has partnered with the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to launch the "Put a...
NFPA reminds to keep fire safe as holiday season ends soonNFPA reminds to keep fire safe as holiday season ends soon
NFPA is reminding people to keep themselves fire safe so that they can spend the passing holidays with fun Dried-out trees should not be left in the home or...
Holiday Fire Safety: A must for all people this seasonHoliday Fire Safety: A must for all people this season
By following basic safety steps one can keep away fires and other accidents during the holiday season Following a few simple fire safety tips can keep...
Fire estimate summary series 2009 released by U.S Fire AdministrationFire estimate summary series 2009 released by U.S Fire Administration
Fire Estimate Summary is a resource for communities to get basic data on important fire issues quickly Each fire estimate summary is a great resource for...
Liberty Mutual Insurance provides holiday and winter safety tips at BeFireSmart.comLiberty Mutual Insurance provides holiday and winter safety tips at BeFireSmart.com
One-third of home fires occur during the winter and cooking is the number one cause of these tragedies Cooking is the major cause for one-third of home...
Put a freeze on winter fires by fire safe holiday decorationsPut a freeze on winter fires by fire safe holiday decorations
Celebrate holidays by following the fire safety tips for holiday decorations whether at home or outside Save yourself from winter...
Application procedures for Harvard fire executive fellowship program 2011 announcedApplication procedures for Harvard fire executive fellowship program 2011 announced
The Executive program will be held at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Senior fire executives who are selected will be awarded fellowships to attend...
U.S. home heating systems still cause home fires and fatalitiesU.S. home heating systems still cause home fires and fatalities
Home heating systems are still a reason of home fires in US NFPA says: “basic safety precautions can minimize risk to associated fires.” As...
Prevent fires this thanksgivingPrevent fires this thanksgiving
Put a freeze on all fires this thanksgiving and celebrate the holidays safety As our nation comes together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the Federal...
USFA and NFPA take a joint initiative to USFA and NFPA take a joint initiative to "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires"
"Put a Freeze on Winter Fires" initiative by USFA and NFPA USFA and NFPA announced a jointly sponsored initiative to "Put a Freeze on Winter Fires"...
USFA's National Fire Data Center reports Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildingsUSFA's National Fire Data Center reports Thanksgiving Day fires in residential buildings
Large number of fires occur in residential buildings on Thanksgiving Day celebrations causing much damage The report is part of the Topical Fire Report Series...
Americans should be prepared against disasters urges FEMAAmericans should be prepared against disasters urges FEMA
Families should prepare themselves to cope with disasters and their effects A few simple steps like checking smoke alarms, developing a family communications...
Lower fire death rates signal positive impact of national fire-safe cigarette initiativeLower fire death rates signal positive impact of national fire-safe cigarette initiative
A new report by NFPA shows decrease in number of smoking-material related fire deaths in US NFPA announced second lowest level of U.S. smoking-material...


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