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Thank you Siemens Building Technologies for participating in the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo sponsorship program! We appreciate your continued support. Please visit Siemens Building Technologies in booth #625 June 22– June 24 to learn more about their products and... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Do you want to make a difference? NFPA currently has a great opportunity for a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to report to the General Counsel and support the day to day operation of the legal department and enhances attorney effectiveness. The person in this position would also provide certain support functions for the Office of the President and Board of Directors. The ideal candidate would have several qualifications, listed on the NFPA careers website, including the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree / Paralegal Certificate and at least 5 years of business/office experience including prior legal experience. For a complete list of job... Continue reading
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Office Hours is a live, interactive, streaming video presentation for NFPA Members featuring NFPA technical staff discussing NFPA codes and standards. In this month's event, join Ken Holland, NFPA Senior Emergency Services Specialist, as he discusses the proposed changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 1917, Standard for Automotive Ambulances. His presentation will include: Minimum requirements for the design, performance, and testing of ambulances. Proposed revisions to the soon-to-be released 2016 standard, such as speed limit changes, the deletion of testing methods, and the inclusion of additional SAE standards. Community Paramedicine and Mobile Integrated Healthcare And More! Register today! Have... Continue reading
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The United States Fire Administration (USFA) partnered with State Farm Arson Dog Program, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, International Association of Arson Investigators; National Association of State Fire Marshals; National Volunteer Fire Council; National Fire Protection Association; Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control for this year's annual Arson Awareness Week. The theme for the 2015 Arson Awareness Week: Accelerant Detection Canines — Sniffing Out Arson. This week will focus on the value and contributions accelerant detection canines make to fire departments, law enforcement agencies and their communities. The canines assist in closing arson... Continue reading
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As part of the 2015 International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week, the “Fire Service Safety & Health Week Quiz” Sweepstakes is back! Hosted by NFPA, in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz reinforces the training messages behind this year’s theme, “Creating a Culture of Safety.” The quiz will be available online through June 11. Career and volunteer firefighters, EMTs and other fire department employees and members are invited to participate. Everyone who completes the quiz found at www.nfpa.org/fireservicequiz, and enters a valid email address, will be... Continue reading
Congratulations goes out to Joe Cantone of Cranston, RI! Joe submitted an entry to our National Anthem Singing contest for a chance to sing at NFPA Conference & Expo general session in Chicago this June. NFPA received many amazing entries... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
Congratulations goes out to Joe Cantone of Cranston, RI! Joe submitted an entry to our National Anthem Singing contest for a chance to sing at NFPA Conference & Expo general session in Chicago this June. NFPA received many amazing entries from talented singers across the country and narrowed them down to 4 spectacular finalists. You all voted throughout April for your favorite finalist and now the results are in. We are excited to announce that Joe edged out the competition and received the most votes making him this year's winner! From the video above, it look like Joe is also... Continue reading
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Thank you Tyco Fire Protection Products for participating in the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo sponsorship program! We appreciate your continued support. Please visit Tyco Fire Protection Products in booth 801 June 22– June 24 to learn more about their... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Today is a big day. The New York City Fire Department celebrates their 150th birthday! As their birthday wish, they want every New Yorker protected by working smoke alarms and to learn CPR. This is one birthday wish we couldn't agree more on - but we think it should be extended to everyone, everywhere! Sparky the Fire Dog, and everyone here at NFPA wish the happiest of birthdays, and the safest of birthdays to the FDNY. Here's hoping your birthday wish comes true across the nation, and world! Continue reading
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The April issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New tip sheet on Shabbat fire safety Public Education Division welcomes regional specialists CO educational resources Earth Day activities on sparky.org Grant helps boost home fire sprinkler advocacy and education Some measures designed to address school shooting may adversely affect fire 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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The April issue of Safety Source, NFPA's public education enewsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find; New tip sheet on Shabbat fire safety Public Education Division welcomes regional specialists CO educational resources Earth Day activities on sparky.org Grant helps boost home fire sprinkler advocacy and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Safety Source
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We mentioned to you previously the Paradigm Challenge campaign, which NFPA supports, designed to get kids ages 7 to 18 involved in reducing deaths and injuries due to home fires by contributing their own fire safety ideas. This month, there is a great contest underway: Make or Bake for Change.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Safety Source
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We mentioned to you previously the Paradigm Challenge campaign, which NFPA supports, designed to get kids ages 7 to 18 involved in reducing deaths and injuries due to home fires by contributing their own fire safety ideas. This month, there is a great contest underway: Make or Bake for Change. Because almost half of all home fires start in the kitchen and unattended cooking is the primary cause, kids were asked to submit a photo that showed something they made or baked spelling out the word 'change.' The 10 entries with the most votes by the end of the month... Continue reading
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The NFPA, as we do every year, mailed out our Fire Experience survey to fire departments across the country. 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 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data. To help motivate everyone to complete their surveys on time this year, we held a drawing where all Fire Departments that submitted a completed... Continue reading
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An automotive fire apparatus fleet must be maintained in the highest state of readiness in order to immediately respond to an emergency. The provision of a reliable firefighting apparatus is one of the most important capital assets of a local government. The Technical Committee on Fire Department Apparatus has required that “tires shall be replaced at least every seven (7) years or more frequently…” This requirement was incorporated in a complete rewrite of the 2007 edition of NFPA 1911, and lacks supporting scientific documentation. Due to high capital costs, the decision for replacing fire apparatus tires should be based on... Continue reading
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Thank you UL for participating in the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo sponsorship program! We appreciate your continued support. Please visit UL in booth 925 June 22– June 24 to learn more about their products and services. Backed by 120... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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We wanted to share some news with you today, to make sure you are able to stay up to date on all of your first responder news from NFPA and Public Fire Protection Division. The blog you are reading now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Today's Responder
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The April 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: The 2014 Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program final numbers A list of presenters and sessions for NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond wildland fire conference in October New research around fire activity predictions and how it’s helping scientists better understand fire behavior Important information about grilling safely in high-risk wildfire areas (and even in areas that are not prone to large wildfires!) A cool new animation video that encourages participation in national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May... Continue reading
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The April 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: The 2014 Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program final numbers A list of presenters and sessions for NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond wildland fire conference in October New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Fire service training institutions and associated organizations representing fire personnel, training, and curriculum development are varied in curricula and the number of hours that recruit or initial fire fighter candidates formally attend training programs. While NFPA professional qualifications standards are not intended as training documents, many training institutions refer to the standards when designing and implementing a curriculum. The purpose of this project is to identify state and provincial fire service training institutions and survey them about curricula and number of formal training hours of recruit or initial fire service fire fighter training including awareness and operations level hazardous materials.... Continue reading
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For several cycles, the technical committee for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, has discussed the concept of adding a chapter on system tagging. One of the reasons that this has not been done is that there are several different statewide or local tagging programs that exist and the committee has not been able to identify and study all of them to form the basis of a program that is suitable for the standard. The Fire Protection Research Foundation undertook a project with the goal to provide information on state and city... Continue reading
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Thank you Honeywell Fire Safety for participating in the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo sponsorship program! We appreciate your continued support. Please visit Honeywell Fire Safety in booth 600 June 22– June 24 to learn more about their products and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at NFPA Conference & Expo
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Do you want to make a difference? We have an ideal opportunity for a fire alarm code specialist who will independently manage technical projects of a complex nature. The technical projects will relate to the NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code area of expertise, including technical committee, product development, and association activities. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering, electrical, mechanical, civil or chemical engineering; and/or the equivalent as well as 7 to 10 years experience in the fire alarm industry. Take a look at the complete list of job responsibilities for more... Continue reading
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NFPA's Public Fire Protection Team visited the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Boston yesterday. The sacrifices of the honored are moving, and reinforced to the team the value of their standards work. The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated September... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Today's Responder
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NFPA's Public Fire Protection Team visited the Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Boston yesterday. The sacrifices of the honored are moving, and reinforced to the team the value of their standards work. The Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial was dedicated September 11, 2007. Located at our State Capitol, the Memorial stands tall as a tribute to the spirit, courage and dedication of past, present and future firefighters. The Public Fire Protection division recommends everyone make a stop to see it if in the Boston area! Continue reading