Fire Prevention Weekely Update – October 11, 2012



  1. Campaigns / Other Fire Prevention Efforts
  2. Campus Fire Safety
  3. Inspections/Code enforcement
  4. Smoke Alarms
  5. Sprinklers
  6. Wildland Fire Safety
  7. Fire safety tips and reminders
  8. Other Safety News
  9. Smoke Alarm Saves
  10. Sprinkler Saves
  11. International News

Campaigns/ Other Fire Safety Activities

  1. Sherman firefighters entertain kids for fire safety (Texas)
  2. Firefighters Remind Homeowners To Check Smoke Detectors (Illinois)
  3. On anniversary of child’s death, family spreads word about fire safety (Missouri)
  4. Fire safety outreach planned for Raytown victim’s neighborhood (Missouri)
  5. Trenton Fire Department installs free fire detectors in honor of Fire Prevention Month (New Jersey)
  6. IFD holds Fire Safety Olympics (Indiana)
  7. Comox Fire Dept Safety Campaign launched (Washington)
  8. Cedar Grove Plans Fire Prevention Programs (Iowa)
  9. QFD delivering pizzas and checking smoke detectors (Illinois)

Campus fire safety

  1. College Students: Consider Fire Safety in Dorms and Off-Campus (Minnesota)
  2. AFD brings fire prevention demonstration to UT campus (Texas)
  3. UConn’s annual fire and safety report follows new guidelines (Connecticutt)

Inspections / Code enforcement

Smoke Alarms

  1. Smoke alarms: Still your best tool for surviving a fire
  2. Fire officials compare types of smoke detectors (Maine)
  3. 350 smoke detectors donated in West Haven
  4. Homes Should Have Two Types of Smoke Detectors (South Dakota)


  1. Fire sprinklers in family homes to be debated (Nevada)
  2. Fire sprinklered buildings vs. unsprinklered buildings: What is the impact on community water consumption? (NFPA Blog)
  3. Guest blogger Tom Lia talks about Illinois’ success with home fire sprinkler ordinances at the community level (NFPA Blog)
  4. Demonstration shows effectiveness of sprinkler systems (Hawaii)
  5. Burn survivor Princella Lee Bridges talks about her passion for fire safety education (NFPA Blog)

Wildland Fire Safety

  1. Residents urged to reduce homes’ risk from wildfire during major wildfire anniversary


Safety tips and reminders

  1. EGFD Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips
  2. Don’t wait – make your fire escape plan today (Michigan)
  3. Fire advice: “Have two ways out!” (Louisiana SFM)
  4. Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness (FEMA Video)
  5. Have 2 ways out (USFA Video PSA)
  6. Fire Prevention Day: Fire facts and lifesaving safety tips for your family
  7. How to keep yourself safe in case of a fire (Utah)

Other Safety News

  1. New Study Shows Alarming Lack Of Practice In Family Fire Safety Plans (PR Newswire)
  2. Recent Las Vegas Valley Fires Raise Concerns (Nevada)
  3. Fire Protection Research Foundation receives grant to investigate safety technologies for home-cooking appliances
  4. Mayport Works To Prevent Fires (Florida)
  5. USFA National fire programs video

Smoke Alarm Saves

  1. Family of four escapes South Side house fire (Wisconsin)


Residential Sprinkler Saves

  1. Off-campus apartment fire contained by sprinkler system (Ettrick, VA)
  2. Sprinkler system extinguishes apartment fire (Vancouver, WA)

Fire Prevention News: International

  1. Firefighter home visits offer elderly people more than just safety advice (UK)
  2. Safety officials respond to fake hydrant (Canada)
  3. Campaign to ‘think sprinkler’ is catching on with fire chiefs (UK)


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