Press Releases
Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms Press Release
The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control reminds Connecticut residents that this Sunday March 13, we will all be setting our clocks ahead to Daylight Saving Time. “This is an ideal time to replace batteries in all smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors in your home,” said Jeffrey Morrissette, State Fire Administrator. “It is a small investment in ensuring the safety of your family”, Morrissette continued. Also the entire smoke detector unit should be replaced after ten years.

Public Education
Flashy the Fire Dog & his Robot Firetruck
CFPC Public Education Division
Public Education Courses
Educators Coalition Mission Statement
Juvenile Arson Statistics
The Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control announced today that Connecticut is one of three states selected this year to receive a special Juvenile Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Workshop
2003 Life Safety Educator of the Year
Norwich FD and Deputy Chief Bill Tessier honored
2004 Juvenile Firesetter Workshop
The Commission on Fire Prevention and Control in cooperation with the Department of Public Safety Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is pleased to announce three workshops presenting an orientation to the widely utilized “Oregon Model” Juvenile Firesetter Identification and Assessment Screening Tool. 3/29 AM Workshop - FULL 3/30 AM Workshop - FULL
Laddertruck Bookmark
The Connecticut Fire Academy has printed a limited number of a Fire Safety Laddertruck Bookmark for distribution to third grade students in Connecticut.
2004 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
Governor M. Jodi Rell has proclaimed October 3 - 9, 2004 as Fire Prevention Week in Connecticut
Juvenile Firesetter Basic Program
On December 10 & 11, 2005 the Commission will offer, at no charge, a "Juvenile Firesetter Basic Program" which will prepare anyone who works with children and families to identify and screen the Juvenile Firesetter.
5000 Children and Seniors Injured or Killed in Residential Fires
Two new reports from the U.S. Fire Administration show that 2,500 children and 2,300 seniors were injured or killed in residential fires in the United States in 2002
2005 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation
Governor Rell establishes 2005 Fire Prevention Week dates.
CFA Makes Smart Stove Training Prop Available
The BullEx Smart Stove training prop is a simulator designed to teach various audiences the proper actions to react to a fire in their oven or stovetop. The simulation uses a non-toxic smoke and a fire extinguisher prop that uses lasers to determine if the student is using it properly to extinguish the fire. The simulator is reusable for multiple evolutions of the training. Although oven and stove fires and correct fire extinguisher use are the main lessons of the prop, other reaction messages can be outlined as well. For example; notifying the Fire Department, proper reaction to smoke detectors, burn prevention, proper storage of combustibles in the stove area and other basic kitchen fire safety messages are also easy to adapt with the use of the unit.
National Health and Safety Advocates Warn Against Consumer Fireworks
Citing the fact that there are more fires reported on a typical Fourth of July than any other day of the year, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President James M. Shannon and its Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks joined today with the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s office to give a national warning against the use of consumer fireworks.
Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
Electrical fires in our homes claim the lives of 280 Americans each year. Many of these fires are caused by incorrectly installed wiring and overloaded circuits and extension cords.
Smoking Fire Safety
It may be cold in much of the United States right now, but if you smoke, it’s better to smoke outside. A lit cigarette left alone in a room, or accidentally dropped onto a chair or bed, or hot cigarette ashes or matches tossed away before they are completely out - all can cause a large fire in seconds.
Fire Safety for Older Adults
The facts speak for themselves: the relative risk of Americans over the age of 65 dying in a fire is 2.6 times greater than that of the general population.
Smoking-materials fire deaths drop to 30 year low
NFPA launches program to help fire departments fund fire safety education
Sparky’s Wish List™ connects departments with communities to provide life-saving educational materials
USFA Releases Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), supported by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA), and in partnership with the International Fire Services Training Association (IFSTA), announce the revision and release of Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services (PDF, 3.7 Mb).
USFA Releases Residential Building Fires (2008-2010) Topical Report
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announces the release of a special report focusing on the causes and characteristics of fires in residential buildings. The report, Residential Building Fires (2008-2010) (PDF, 321 Kb), was developed by USFA's National Fire Data Center. Residential buildings include what are commonly referred to as "homes," whether they are one- or two-family dwellings or multifamily buildings. It also includes manufactured housing, hotels and motels, residential hotels, dormitories, assisted living facilities, and halfway houses.

Monthly Fire Education Themes
Monthly Fire Prevention Education Themes
The National Association of Fire Marshals has unanimously adopted a resolution to develop and distribute a monthly fire safety theme and supporting materials. agency. The monthly themes will also be available on the NASFM website on the Public Education Committee page and will be linked from the CFPC Web Page.
NFPA Urges Grillers to be Mindful of Safety
June and July are Peak Months for Summer Grilling Accidents

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