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NFPA President Jim Pauley promises some exciting changes to this year's Conference & Expo in Chicago. Watch the video above to hear his invitation for you to join us at this year's event from June 22-25 at McCormick Place. Early bird registration is now open through May 8th! Also, be sure to spread the news about the Conference, and your attendance, by using this year's hashtag - #NFPAConf. Continue reading
NFPA President Jim Pauley promises some exciting changes to this year's Conference & Expo in Chicago. Watch the video above to hear his invitation for you to join us at this year's event from June 22-25 at McCormick Place. Early... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Calling all fire departments! The NFPA, as we do every year, has mailed out a paper version of our Fire Experience survey to each of you. We are encouraging your response to this survey as soon as you are able since the fire experience survey is critical for many reasons.... Continue reading
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Calling all fire departments! The NFPA, as we do every year, has mailed out a paper version of our Fire Experience survey to each of you. We are encouraging your response to this survey as soon as you are able since the fire experience survey is critical for many reasons. This survey directly contributes to the following NFPA reports: Fire Loss in the United States U.S. Fire Department Profile U.S. Firefighter Injuries An Analysis of Volunteer Firefighter injuries In addition, the survey results enable the NFPA, USFA and CPSC to develop national estimates for fire causes based on the annual... Continue reading
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Calling all fire departments! The NFPA, as we do every year, has mailed out a paper version of our Fire Experience survey to each of you. We are encouraging your response to this survey as soon as you are able... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Today's Responder
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The January issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s issue: Information about the use of geospatial technology and how it can help with planning for, mitigation of and response to wildfires A quiz that tests your wildfire safety knowledge Information about IAFC’s WUI 2015 conference in Reno A head start on the numbers for Firewise for 2014 A link to the WFOD’s updated photo library ...and much 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 January issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s issue: Information about the use of geospatial technology and how it can help with planning for, mitigation of and response to wildfires A quiz that tests... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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The January issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New Dan Doofus video about smoke alarms Updated EMAC messages Sparky.org activity helps reinforce "stay away from hot things" message Infographic highlights winter fire safety A new contest rewards the ingenuity of youth to create fire-safety messages. Don't miss an issue! Sign up now and be the first to get the latest information on happenings in the public education division, activities, fire statistics, trends, educational tips, Sparky the Fire Dog® and more. Continue reading
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The January issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New Dan Doofus video about smoke alarms Updated EMAC messages Sparky.org activity helps reinforce "stay away from hot things" message Infographic highlights winter fire safety A new contest rewards... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Safety Source
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NFPA INSIDER is a live, bi-monthly online session — an added benefit for NFPA members only — that features expanded news and content from the latest issue of NFPA Journal and other NFPA sources. In this month's NFPA INSIDER, on Thursday, January 15th at 2:00 pm (EST), members will hear: First Word – Welcome the New Year with Jim Pauley, President of NFPA Up-to-Code – Michael Wixted, NFPA Engineer of Standards Administration, discusses how to propose a new NFPA standard for development ... and more! Members: register today to attend. Not a member? Learn more about the many benefits and... Continue reading
A recent helmet-cam video posted by Richmond (CA) Fire Department Captain Marc Lucero shows a man being rescued from a fire around 7:00 a.m. last Wednesday. Reports indicate the man survived. Here’s the description with the video: Richmond Fire Department,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Today's Responder
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Over the past decades, a series of devastating wildland fires have burned millions acres of forests, grasslands, and wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), causing inestimable environmental loss and unfavorable injuries and fatalities of firefighters. The successful application and popularization of geospatial technology in planning and responding to emergency events has gained great... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Over the past decades, a series of devastating wildland fires have burned millions acres of forests, grasslands, and wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), causing inestimable environmental loss and unfavorable injuries and fatalities of firefighters. The successful application and popularization of geospatial technology in planning and responding to emergency events has gained great... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily – these are clear signs that it’s time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from your home. Christmas trees are flammable objects. The longer they’re in your home,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Safety Source
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The gifts have been opened, the ornaments are starting to sag, and the fallen pine needles are multiplying daily – these are clear signs that it’s time to remove the Christmas tree and other holiday decorations from your home. Christmas trees are flammable objects. The longer they’re in your home, the more they dry out, making them a significant fire hazard. NFPA statistics show that nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although these fires aren’t common, when they do occur, they’re more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40... Continue reading
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Many NFPA codes and standards, in particular NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, specify separation/clearance distances for hazardous chemical storage and processes from other equipment and occupied buildings. Many of these requirements have historical undocumented origins. Guidance, which may inform a sound technical basis for adjusting these distances, has been requested... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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To help protect emergency first responders from exposure to the Ebola virus, NFPA is seeking comments to a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 1999: Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations. The TIA proposes a revision to the design and performance criteria of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to address the risk of exposure to the Ebola virus threat. NFPA has posted the TIA on NFPA 1999 for public review and comment. To submit a comment, please e-mail the Secretary, Standards Council, by January 15, 2015 at TIAs_Errata_FIs@nfpa.org. The TIA follows work conducted by several organizations and federal agencies... Continue reading
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To help protect emergency first responders from exposure to the Ebola virus, NFPA is seeking comments to a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 1999: Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations. The TIA proposes a revision to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Today's Responder
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Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) provides many tips and resources to help prevent the common hazards that occur while celebrating the holidays. Many of their resrouces are also great visual pieces that are easily shared like the below 'Naughty and Nice' list. Visit their holiday safety website to check them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Safety Source
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We want to welcome two new members of our senior leadership team here at NFPA! Charles (Chuck) Stravin is now our vice president of business operations, with overall responsibility for developing the strategic vision and operations to serve customers. Julie Lynch is our new vice president of human resources (HR) and will develop and align HR strategy, programs and policies to support NFPA’s overall strategy and evolving culture and goals. Chuck will oversee a product and service strategy that delivers solutions to NFPA’s diverse customers in fire, electrical and building safety. His leadership responsibilities include product development, marketing and advertising,... Continue reading
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The December issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Put a Freeze on Winter Fires and Project Holiday Fire-safety materials for the family NFPA recruiting for three public education positions Children's videos highlight wildfire safety Blog on microwave safety Don't miss an issue! Sign up now and be the first to get the latest information on happenings in the public education division, activities, fire statistics, trends, educational tips, Sparky the Fire Dog® and more. Continue reading
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Behavioral health is a subject not often talked about in the fire service, but it affects every department and emergency responder in some way or other. The NVFC, through its Share the Load™ Support Program, has developed a series of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Today's Responder
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The December issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Put a Freeze on Winter Fires and Project Holiday Fire-safety materials for the family NFPA recruiting for three public education positions Children's videos highlight wildfire safety Blog on microwave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Safety Source
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The December issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s issue: A link to NFPA’s “Large Loss Fires in the United States in 2013” report that highlights Colorado’s Black Forest Fire that resulted in $420.5 million in damage, the highest in terms of direct property loss of any fire in the country. Information about the newest members of the Wildland Fire Operations Division Some interesting statistics about lightning and its connection to wildfires A link to our new Sparky wildfire videos Resources to help prepare seasonal... Continue reading
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The December issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here’s what you’ll find in this month’s issue: A link to NFPA’s “Large Loss Fires in the United States in 2013” report that highlights Colorado’s Black Forest Fire that resulted in $420.5 million... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog