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Lauren Backstrom
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The American Nurses Association held their Membership Assembly this past week, during which nurse leaders took action on key issues centering on fostering an ethical environment, infection prevention and control, and advancing and public reporting of quality measures that capture nursing care. They also elected three members to the ANA Board of Directors and four to an ANA committee, and voted on bylaws focused on association governance. NFPA's Chairman of the Board, Ernest James Grant, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, from the North Carolina Nurses Association, was elected to the ANA Board of Directors as vice president. In other action, assembly... Continue reading
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The July 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 USAA’s discount on a homeowner’s insurance premium for its members who live in Firewise communities A recap of the 2014 Firewise Communities/USA program... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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The July 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 USAA’s discount on a homeowner’s insurance premium for its members who live in Firewise communities A recap of the 2014 Firewise Communities/USA program and activities Information on how to protect your home from wildfire by focusing on the vents A collection of stories that highlight team pride and collaboration on Prep Day back in May ...and much more. We want to continue to share all of this great information with you, so don’t... Continue reading
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Your kids will love this month's Cool to Do activity! It's finally summer and so Sparky has a fun and useful craft project this month that involves shells. Learn how to make magnets to hang your beautiful artwork - which could include your very own home fire escape plan. Have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Safety Source
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The July issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Clothes dryer safety and electrical safety tip sheets now in Spanish Fire Prevention Week printables for kids Infographic highlights smoke alarm placement Ten-minute lesson covers smoke alarms in less traditional sleeping areas Domino’s Fire Prevention Week sweepstakes Jeff Donahue joins Public Education Division 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 July issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; Clothes dryer safety and electrical safety tip sheets now in Spanish Fire Prevention Week printables for kids Infographic highlights smoke alarm placement Ten-minute lesson covers smoke alarms in less... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Safety Source
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NFPA offers free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety. Two of our popular tip sheets have now been translated and are now available in Spanish. Doing laundry is most likely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Safety Source
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NFPA offers free safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety. Two of our popular tip sheets have now been translated and are now available in Spanish. Doing laundry is most likely part of your every day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire. Download the new dryer safety tip sheet available in Spanish. In... Continue reading
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NFPA has now expanded to one more social media platform...Instagram! We will be sharing photos of the 'People of NFPA' through this new account. We have so many great staff members around the globe, thousands of volunteers who help us with our codes & standards process, and many amazing partner organizations. We want to share some of their stories, some of the fun events they all attend, some behind the scenes images from meetings, and even some day in the life of an NFPA employee photos with you. You can find us by searching on your Instagram mobile app for... Continue reading
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Project Paradigm, in partnership with the American Red Cross, runs The Paradigm Challenge; an annual competition developed to inspire youth to affect positive change in the world. Each month we see a new contest, with great prizes, that helps accomplish this goal. July’s contest, Summer Safety Poster Contest, has been kicked off and you are invited to participate! Summer is a time for fireworks, outdoor grilling, and air conditioning to keep cool. This month, use your creative talents to highlight the safe enjoyment of these summer activities with an original safety poster. CREATE. Draw or design an original Summer Safety... Continue reading
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The June 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: An update on NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond wildland fire conference in October in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina An announcement of the second phase of the Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire campaign - ACT Information about using landscaping equipment (lawn mowers, chain saws, etc.) responsibly to reduce grass fires News that focuses on two insurance companies and their work to support wildfire safety ...and much more. We want to continue to share all of... Continue reading
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The June 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: An update on NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond wildland fire conference in October in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina An announcement of the second phase of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Food trucks are gaining in popularity, and along with providing great and convenient food, a lot of equipment is kept in a very confined space which could potentially create fire risk. Compressed gasses, high voltage electricity, grills, hot fryer oil... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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John Tello with Boston Properties presented, "Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack Incident Management at the Prudential Center, Boston - a Case Study," to Conference & Expo attendees this afternoon. The Prudential Center is a large multi-use property located along Boylston Street,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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After lunch, Kerry Bell, PE and Daniel Steppan with UL spent some time discussing "Sprinkler Protection for Rack Storage Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics" with attendees. The goal of the research project that they were reviewing, was to develop cost... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Have you answered Jim Pauley's questions on the idea wall outside NFPA Conference & Expo's expo hall? Come by and give us your thoughts on these questions: What does NFPA as an information and knowledge organization mean to you? What... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Have you answered Jim Pauley's questions on the idea wall outside NFPA Conference & Expo's expo hall? Come by and give us your thoughts on these questions: What does NFPA as an information and knowledge organization mean to you? What can we do for you and with you to move us closer to our vision of eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards? You can also just give us any suggestions or comments you may have, so come on by! Continue reading
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Karla Klas, BSN, RN, CCRP with the University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center spoke at an education session this morning about safe schools and building partnerships that prevent arson and prank fire incidents. Kids who "play" with fire are 5-36x... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Vincent Quinterno, CFI from the Rhode Island State Fire Marshal office talked this morning about how given unprecedented budget cuts, state and municipal fire service are looking to corporate partners in their areas for assistance with emergency planning. CVS continues... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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While in Chicago, for NFPA Conference & Expo, Sparky stopped by Millennium Park to chat with some of his fans. One of Sparky's favorite things is being able to talk with people about fire safety, so we brought him out on the street and chatted with a bunch of fans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Safety Source
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Jack Sullivan, CSP, CFPS and the Director of Training with Responder Safety Institute gave a presentation this morning on "Traffic Incident Management & Firefighter Safety." An important issue Jack says, because after being inside a burning building, being on a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Next up this morning at NFPA Conference & Expo, a review of the changes to NFPA 13, 2016 edition relating to installation requirements (chapters 4, 6, 7 & 8) was given by Matt Klaus of NFPA, Russ Leavitt with Telgian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Kicking off the NFPA Conference & Expo education session agenda, were Allison Carlock with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA and Tom Welle with NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division with their presentation on "America's PrepareAthon! Moving Millions to Prepare." America's PrepareAthon is a grassroots, community campaign to inspire action and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Kicking off the NFPA Conference & Expo education session agenda, were Allison Carlock with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA and Tom Welle with NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division with their presentation on "America's PrepareAthon! Moving Millions to Prepare." America's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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This morning, the NFPA Urban Fire & Life Safety Task Force kicked off their meeting, which officially starts the NFPA Conference & Expo event calendar. The group heard an update from NFPA staff on public education efforts as well as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo