We present preliminary results on the metastable behavior of a nonequilibrium ferromagnetic system. The metastable state mean lifetime is a non‐monotonous function of temperature; it shows a maximum at certain non‐zero temperature which depends on the strength of the nonequilibrium perturbation. This is in contrast with the equilibrium case in which lifetime increases monotonously as the temperature is decreased. We also report on avalanches during the decay from the metastable state. Assuming both free boundaries and nonequilibrium impurities, the avalanches exhibit power‐law size and lifetime distributions. Such scale free behavior is very sensible. The chances are that our observations may be observable in real (i.e. impure) ferromagnetic nanoparticles.

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