TODAY: Newer homes and furniture burn faster, giving you less time to escape a fire
By: Jeff Rossen and Josh Davis
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about about 17 minutes to escape a house fire.
Today it's down to 3 or 4 minutes. The reason: Newer homes and the furniture inside them actually burn faster. A lot faster. Watch the video below for more information!
Application Period: December 20, 2016 ~ March 15, 2017
Application packet must be postmarked or personally delivered by March 15, 2017.
Applications postmarked after March 15, 2017, will not be considered.
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Happy New Year! You may have read or heard this in the news already, but I wanted to make sure you heard from me as well, since you're such an important part of our MDA family.
Last week, the FDA formally approved a new drug from Biogen/Ionis - called Spinraza - for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA.) As you can imagine, this is the news MDA families have been waiting to hear for decades, and another example of why your support of MDA research has never been more important.
Following the approval in September of Exondys 51 (Eteplirsen) for the treatment of Duchenne, this news marks another solid step forward - of turning promise into progress. The success of these two new drugs will encourage more partners to move into the neuromuscular disease space, inspire research innovation and drive the development of new treatments and cures -- not only for SMA and DMD, but for all muscle diseases.
MDA could not have done this without you. Your commitment to MDA has helped us spearhead this research development and new treatment option for SMA families. You can read more about Spinraza here and on MDA's blog.
Here's to great start to 2017! Hope you all enjoyed the Holidays!:)
Whitney McIlwain Executive Director Muscular Dystrophy Association
NFPA 1710 - The Industry Standard for Career Fire Departments
Fire fighting is a science and having the right number of people respond when you call 911 shouldn't be based on guesswork, politicians' opinions or budget number crunchers. Watch and learn what the science has to say about keeping you and your family safe.
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