Volume I, Issue I of Safety News is now out. Please view or download it (PDF) here. It includes a 2013 FDIC report as well as a tribute to Robert Flanagan.
Dear National Council Members:
The NCFS has plans for a very productive 2013, but first let me reflect for a moment on 2012.
The National Council on Fireworks Safety chose to scale back on some activities in 2012 in an … Read the rest
Using consumer fireworks on New Years is a tradition. And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third … Read the rest
National Council on Fireworks Safety (“NCFS”) founding Board member, Robert W. Flanagan, passed away unexpectedly on December 22, 2012. Robert worked in the fireworks industry for decades. He served the industry in numerous capacities, serving on the Board of the … Read the rest
KYLE IENN passed away January 31, 2012 in Ralston, Nebraska. Kyle Ienn was Ralston, Nebraska’s fire chief since 2000, and was a 22-year veteran of the volunteer fire department in the Omaha suburbs. Kyle Ienn served on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Fireworks Safety from 2007-2012.
Washington, D.C. – Using consumer fireworks on our nation’s birthday is as American as apple pie, backyard barbecues and parades on Main Street. And it is equally safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Nancy Blogin, President of the National Council on Fireworks Safety.
2011 was a busy year for spreading our safety message through the media and presence at key industry events. Our messages were featured in more than 250 newspaper, radio, and television outlets. We distributed over 7000 safety pamphlets to some … Read the rest
New Year’s Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, all too often, New Year’s Eve festivities can lead to too much drinking. Just like driving … Read the rest