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Ellen Tauscher, Alliance Board Chair , and Jim Pauley, NFPA President Just yesterday, The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and NFPA formalized a collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding. This MOU will empower Alliance Members, factories, workers and other stakeholders with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of workers in ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh. “For too many years, the RMG industry has not taken enough measures to protect employees and prevent tragedies caused by unsafe working conditions or poor building construction,” said Ellen Tauscher, Alliance Board Chair and former... Continue reading
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The September issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: Information about FEMA’s National Preparedness Month (September) and how you can participate in wildfire preparedness activities at your home or in your community An inside look at last week’s Congressional briefing sponsored by NFPA that focused on wildfire issues in the U.S. A link to the Firewise state plant list Wildfire teaching tools and resources for your next meeting … And lots more! We want to continue to share all of this great information with you so don’t miss an... Continue reading
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The September issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: Information about FEMA’s National Preparedness Month (September) and how you can participate in wildfire preparedness activities at your home or in your community An inside look at last week’s Congressional... Continue reading
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Sparky the Fire Dog and his friends set out to solve a mystery in The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, a new free app that teaches kids fire-safety skills in a way that’s both educational and fun. With a compelling new story, standards-aligned materials for math and English Language Arts, loads of tappable animations and even a high-flying game, this app will bring laughter and learning to your classroom or home. The app has even reached the #2 spot in the iTunes App Store! You can download your download your free app for your Apple or Android device through... Continue reading
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Sparky the Fire Dog and his friends set out to solve a mystery in The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms, a new free app that teaches kids fire-safety skills in a way that’s both educational and fun. With a compelling new story, standards-aligned materials for math and English Language... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Safety Source
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The following are details about an opportunity the NFPA marketing team is offering for a paid, virtual project-based, internship. Position: Paid Project Based Internship Compensation: $550 stipend per intern for a completed project, Maximum of 3 interns per project Expected Hours to Complete Project: 30-45 Expected Date of Completion: 9-30-14 – 11-30-14 Contact E-mail for Applicants: sryan@nfpa.org Phone: 617-984-7175 Description: This is a paid, project-based internship for marketing/journalism/communications/business students to provide content marketing deliverables for a campaign that will deploy in the fall of 2014. A maximum team size of 3 students will work collaboratively based on an established marketing... Continue reading
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Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the NFPA Urban Fire Forum (UFF) September 4-7th. USFA Chief Ernest Mitchell, IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light, United Kingdom Chief Fire & Rescue Advisor Peter Holland and Chief Fire Officers Association of the United Kingdom incoming President Peter Dartford were also in attendance. The group endorsed the following three important documents as official UFF-Metro Chief position papers: Fire and Smoke as a Weapon Fire Behavior and Tactical Considerations Fire-Based Community Healthcare Provider Programs “The fire service today faces greater challenges than ever before and responds... Continue reading
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Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the NFPA Urban Fire Forum (UFF) September 4-7th. USFA Chief Ernest Mitchell, IAFC CEO and Executive Director Mark Light, United Kingdom Chief Fire & Rescue Advisor Peter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Today's Responder
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A new report, "Validation of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) in the 2013 Edition of the NFPA 101A" has just been published by the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The report's authors include, Michael Crowley and Dick Bukowski with Rolf Jensen & Associates as well as Carl Baldasarra. NFPA 101A,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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A severe burn can be one of the most complex injuries that a family can experience both physically and emotionally. With improved medical care provided by burn centers over the last 20 or 30 years, people suffering from burns can now survive. They can now also find a growing support community to help with the emotional recovery. From October 22-25, 2014, more than 900 burn survivors, their families, burn care professionals and firefighters will attend the Phoenix World Burn Congress held at the Hilton Anaheim to share experiences with other survivors, increase their knowledge about recovery, and learn about support... Continue reading
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NFPA, LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND California Resort launch the 2014 Smoke Alarm Pledge today. Between September 2nd and October 5th, anyone who fills in the submission form (found on www.nfpa.org/smokealarmpledge or NFPA's Facebook page) agrees to take the “Smoke Alarm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Today's Responder
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NFPA, LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND California Resort launch the 2014 Smoke Alarm Pledge today. Between September 2nd and October 5th, anyone who fills in the submission form (found on www.nfpa.org/smokealarmpledge or NFPA's Facebook page) agrees to take the “Smoke Alarm Pledge.” This pledge states that you will test each of your home’s smoke alarms each month to ensure they are working. Working smoke alarms save lives making this an important initiative, as well as the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week. This downloadable and printable Smoke Alarm Pledge is a helpful reminder for you and your family members. By... Continue reading
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NFPA, LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND California Resort launch the 2014 Smoke Alarm Pledge today. Between September 2nd and October 5th, anyone who fills in the submission form (found on www.nfpa.org/smokealarmpledge or NFPA's Facebook page) agrees to take the “Smoke Alarm Pledge.” This pledge states that you will test each of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Safety Source
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NFPA has created a new cooking safety infographic for you to use on your website, in blogs and newsletters, and on your Facebook and Twitter platforms. The graphic speaks to an important message when it comes to cooking at home: Install smoke alarms at least 10 feet away from cooking appliances. This includes built-in microwaves, stoves and ranges. Take a look around your kitchen? Where does your smoke alarm reside? Use our handy infographic to help guide you! Just download the graphic and place it wherever you want to use it. And don't forget to share it with your friends... Continue reading
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The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) voted to adopt a national model fire code at a recent meeting. The new code adopts the NFPA Fire Code (NFPA 1, 2012 edition) with Massachusetts amendments. Massachusetts joins nearly 20 other states in the country that use this model code as the backbone of their fire code. The new Massachusetts Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00) will take effect on January 1, 2015. The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations is a 16 member board responsible for promulgating a comprehensive fire safety code for the state. The board was created in the... Continue reading
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The Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) voted to adopt a national model fire code at a recent meeting. The new code adopts the NFPA Fire Code (NFPA 1, 2012 edition) with Massachusetts amendments. Massachusetts joins nearly 20 other states... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Today's Responder
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Fire Chief Magazine started this Cold Water Challenge face-off a few weeks ago to determine which leaders in the fire service industry completed the challenge first. NFPA's Lorraine Carli made it through the first round after voters thought she had completed her video before Robert Avsec. Now, she is up again against Vickie Pritchett. For those new to the game, the face-off challenge is simple: vote for who you think took the challenge first; and Fire Chief will reveal the true order after the bracket is complete. Their mission is also simple: give firefighters a reason to have a bit... Continue reading
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Redding Fire Department officials said a homeowner’s foresight prevented a home vegetation fire last week, from growing out of control. Crews quickly knocked down the fire that started after a eucalyptus branch knocked down power lines near the property, Battalion Chief Steve Reilly said. The fire burned a 50-foot swatch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Redding Fire Department officials said a homeowner’s foresight prevented a home vegetation fire last week, from growing out of control. Crews quickly knocked down the fire that started after a eucalyptus branch knocked down power lines near the property, Battalion... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Today's Responder
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Doddridge Fire Department in Miller County recently renewed their Firewise status for 2014. Way to go guys! Has your community renewed its Firewise recognition status for 2014 yet? Doddridge, Arkansas was proud to do so recently! Log in at Firewise.org to update your community's status for the year. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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As I looked at my calendar this morning I thought … wow, can we really be this deep into August already!? Well, for some of us, we know what the middle of the month means; waving goodbye to beach parties and saying hello to college exams. This year, as you write out a list of what you need to take to school, why not add something new to that list, something you might not have thought about before … NFPA’s Campus Fire Safety infographic! The infographic is a great way to remind you and your friends about the importance of... Continue reading
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The August issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: An article published in National Geographic that highlights how (even) the small steps, including the principles of Firewise, can help save homes from wildfire A link to two NFPA-hosted webinars; the August webinar focuses on mulch combustibility, and the September webinar discusses how to prepare for wildfire beyond home landscaping A link to a new webpage on the Firewise site that features artwork from kids from around the country who have expressed their feelings about wildfire and fire safety A... Continue reading
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The August issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: An article published in National Geographic that highlights how (even) the small steps, including the principles of Firewise, can help save homes from wildfire A link to two NFPA-hosted webinars;... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Do you want to make a difference? We have an ideal opportunity for the Division Manager of our Wildland Fire Operations working from our Denver, CO office. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing multiple long and short term programs that support Association goals. They will be responsible... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Do you want to make a difference? We have an ideal opportunity for the Division Manager of our Wildland Fire Operations working from our Denver, CO office. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing multiple long and short... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Today's Responder