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Anyone every try, or have success at, getting the NFPA to quit sending mailings? I swear you could cover a couple acres with all the paper they send me in a year's time. They are absolutely the biggest junk mail sender I get mail from. Any ideas?
 

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Change to a post office box and then never go pick up your mail.
 
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Somehow I stopped receiving them. Not sure how that happened, but I'm quite happy to keep it that way.
 

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a year or two after I quit my membership I only get something once a month or so. I think maybe the key is to change your address and info before you quit your membership, so it goes to 1600 pennsylvania ave or somewhere like that.
 

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I just sent the following:

From: Marc Shunk
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 4:14 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Please remove me from your mailing list

Please, in the interest of the environment and my personal sanity, please do the right thing and remove me from your mailing list. The NFPA, regrettably, is the #1 sender of junk mail to my address.

My name and address is:
Marc Shunk
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Thanks!
-marc
 
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They are a very close 2nd to the NRA stuff I get sent to the house. Countless emails have never put a dent in the stuff these two organizations send out.
 

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I call the US Mail the "Trash Delivery Service." Easily 3/4 of the mail I receive goes from the mailbox directly into the garbage.

We really need a "Do Not Mail" list.
I remember a news story in the 80's where a guy signed up for all the junk mail he could get, and heated his house with it all winter. I wonder if anyone still does that? I remember they used to sell gizmo's that you could tightly roll newspapers into fire logs.
 

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I get the NFPA junk mail twice as bad. I get it at home and at the office.
I get the same exact mailings at both locations at the same time !
 

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Anyone every try, or have success at, getting the NFPA to quit sending mailings? I swear you could cover a couple acres with all the paper they send me in a year's time. They are absolutely the biggest junk mail sender I get mail from. Any ideas?

Dear Mr. James Shannon

Today marks what is easily the thousandth time i've received your NFPA mailings in the last few decades.
One really needs to acknowledge your organizations incessant efforts of solicitation, fortunately for you, you've assumed a non profit postal rate. Otherwise one would be led to suspect the expenditure of cumulative postage approaching your entry dues.

But i digress, addressing your first request ,your letter states the following, and is signed by you personally (and i quote)
Steve, please reply to me personally in care of:
NFPA, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon Mass. 02322
James M Shannon, President & CEO
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I must insist the phenomenal dedication of a CEO forgoing any administrative or bureaucratic obstacles in order to individually address each of the troops in the trenches as commendable and exemplary service.

Inasmuch as i am in utter awe of your tenacity, I can only imagine this monumental effort and extranious tedium taking the lions share of your day.
It might be mentioned your time could be better managed responding to us en masse'. In fact there exists many on line profesionnal forums you could easily assume far more bang for your pen's buck than snail mail , it's expenditures and resources

Besides, it's the 'green thing' to do, as evidenced in most trade periodicals these days
I would suggest ET, one of many viable conduits , i'm sure you'll find all participants there professional , friendly, as well as more than willing to explore the grandeur of your orginization

http://www.electriciantalk.com/

Sincerely
~Steve
 

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Anyone every try, or have success at, getting the NFPA to quit sending mailings? I swear you could cover a couple acres with all the paper they send me in a year's time. They are absolutely the biggest junk mail sender I get mail from. Any ideas?
Apparently you're not a member of the NRA.
 

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I remember a news story in the 80's where a guy signed up for all the junk mail he could get, and heated his house with it all winter. I wonder if anyone still does that? I remember they used to sell gizmo's that you could tightly roll newspapers into fire logs.
When I get really mad about junk mail I stuff the postage paid envelopes wit all the trash that will fit in it: banana peals, food scraps etc. and send it back on their dime.:laughing:
 

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I was a paying NFPA member for a number of years because
of a professional affiliation. Joined the IAEI for the same reason.

The nice thing about the IAEI is that they will send you
a free NFPA codebook every three years without deluging
you with junkmail in the meantime.

IAEI spends the money to buy you a codebook
NFPA spends the money to send you junkmail.
 
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