National Fire Prevention Week 2020 Focuses on Cooking Fire Safety

October 5, 2020. The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) — the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years —is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” The campaign works to educate everyone about  simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials. Continue reading “National Fire Prevention Week 2020 Focuses on Cooking Fire Safety”

Gearing up for the 2020 Census

By Lisa Stafford

By law, the U. S. Census, an official population count, occurs every 10 years. Most areas—about three of every four households—will receive an invitation to respond online (or by phone), while the other households will receive a paper questionnaire along with an invitation to respond online. 

Here’s why you should participate 

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New Orleans East – 2010

In celebration of NOELA Services’ 10 year anniversary, items from previous editions of the NOELA Newsletter will be reintroduced. This week’s focus is on the year 2010.

See below for what occurred in Politics, Economic Development, Environment, Blight, Education, Healthcare, Culture & Recreation, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Beautification, Crime & Safety, Churches, Awards and Film.

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Are You Ready For An Active Shooter?

By Michael A. LeVasseur, Crime Prevention & Safety Specialist, CPA Level II | @M_A_LeVasseur –Twitter and
Commander Lawrence Dupree, NOPD 7th District

It seems like every month or so someone enters a public place with a weapon and begins shooting innocent people. There may be no rhyme or reason for the shootings. Someone wakes up one day, isn’t happy with their life and decides to kill as many people as they can before taking their own lives. Often we wonder what we can do to avoid becoming a victim of a mass shooting if it occurs in a place we work or visit. Continue reading “Are You Ready For An Active Shooter?”