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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; Fire Prevention Week theme announced Free FPW printable for kids NFPA and local fire departments team up with Domino's Pizza 10-minute mini-lesson on carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide tip sheet... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Safety Source
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The July issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: Updated information about the FAC Learning Network and its pilot community project Tips on how to keep your campfire from becoming a wildfire A story that highlights the “bright spots” of fire safety even in the middle of a tough wildfire season A link to our national wildfire activity map … And lots more! We want to continue to share all of this great information with you so don’t miss an issue! So subscribe today. It’s free! Just click here... Continue reading
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The July issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: Updated information about the FAC Learning Network and its pilot community project Tips on how to keep your campfire from becoming a wildfire A story that highlights the “bright spots”... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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At NFPA, we’ve always been excited to see the experts in the field who know their stuff when it comes to the code. That’s why, in 2013, we hit the road to trade shows across the country to let electrical professionals show off their National Electrical Code expertise with the NEC Challenge. Now, we are bringing the NEC Challenge to you. The NEC Challenge online game allows electrical professionals everywhere to test their code knowledge. So brush up on those NEC Handbooks, ladies and gentleman, and see if you can rise to the NEC Challenge earning a spot on the... Continue reading
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We found this interesting article by Robert Avsec online today titled, "How to solar power an ambulance or fire truck," and wanted to share. He starts out by explaining that the electrical load on today's apparatus and ambulances has increased... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Today's Responder
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The July-August issue of Research Foundation News is available for your viewing. Featured items include: SupDet 2015 Call for Papers issued Proceedings available for London symposium on high challenge warehouse storage protection New reports issued: Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Report of insurer’s forum on photovoltaic panel fire risk Sprinkler Protection Criteria for Exposed Expanded Group A Plastics Quantifying Heavy Snow Loads in NFPA 58 Aircraft Loading Walkways; Literature and Information Review Development of a Permeation Test Method for Zippers and Other Closures Literature Review on Hybrid Fire Suppression Systems Thanks for having a look! This... Continue reading
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The July-August issue of Research Foundation News is available for your viewing. Featured items include: SupDet 2015 Call for Papers issued Proceedings available for London symposium on high challenge warehouse storage protection New reports issued: Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components Report of insurer’s forum on photovoltaic... Continue reading
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At last year’s NFPA Urban Fire Forum, fire department chiefs took turns recounting for the group how they had dealt with the pain and shock in the aftermath of one of their firefighters committing suicide. Sadly, it wasn’t an uncommon... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Today's Responder
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NFPA and Domino’s Pizza are teaming up for the 7th year to deliver fire safety messages and pizza during FPW, October 5-11, 2014. To continue the campaign's success, we’re encouraging fire departments to join forces with their local Domino’s Pizza... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Today's Responder
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This post was submitted by Kurt Larson with the Crown King, Arizona fire district, to share a success story about his community's work to reduce their wildfire risk. Saturday June 14th 2014, permanent and part-time residents of Crown King, AZ joined forces with the Crown King Fire District staff and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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In the latest issue of NFPA Journal's Wildfire Watch column, "Up in the Air,” I take aim at the PowerPoint centric discourse of national wildfire policy, while those in the field see policy play out in front of them in real time. I explain that in any industry, we should... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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California Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover, who also serves as a member of the NFPA Board of Directors, is being honored with the 2014 Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Award from the International Code Council (ICC) and the Fire & Life Safety Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Exposed expanded Group A plastics rack storage represents a growing challenge for sprinkler protection in warehouses. A new research report has been published that looks into this issue, titled "Protection of Expanded Group A Plastics," authored by UL LLC. This report presents the results of eight full scale fire tests... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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This month's First Responder column in NFPA Journal is titled, "Getting Past the 'F' Word." Author Ken Willette discusses how the word fire may be prominent in the organization's name, but that it doesn't mean we have to only develop... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Today's Responder
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"Good Morning America" wants to see you and your fellow firefighters in action! Send "GMA" a video, up to two minutes in length, of you and your fellow firefighters' performing your own rendition of "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Today's Responder
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The University of Maryland's Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) just announced the appointment of the department's first endowed Clinical Professor, to Ken Isman (B.S. '86, fire protection engineering). Isman is a 27 year veteran at the National Fire Sprinkler Association where he most recently served as Vice President. Since 1987, Isman served on over 19 Technical Committees for NFPA including the Correlating Committees on Automatic Sprinklers and Safety to Life. From January of 2000 until December of 2006, Ken additionally served as a member of the NFPA Standards Council. Ken’s knowledge of the regulatory landscape and his deep familiarity... Continue reading
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The June issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: A link to the 2014 Preparedness Day photo album and a recap of the day’s events Stories about the Firewise Challenge grand prize winners A comprehensive Q & A about the USAA discount to California policy holders who live in Firewise communities Information about our July 15 virtual workshop that will feature a discussion on the challenges of roof ignitions and the steps folks can take to reduce their risk … And lots more! We want to continue to share... Continue reading
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The June issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find: A link to the 2014 Preparedness Day photo album and a recap of the day’s events Stories about the Firewise Challenge grand prize winners A comprehensive Q & A about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This year, from June 22rd to 28th, the National Weather Service is commemorating Lightning Safety Awareness Week. This is an important educational week for them, and us, because summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena--lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This year, from June 22rd to 28th, the National Weather Service is commemorating Lightning Safety Awareness Week. This is an important educational week for them, and us, because summer is the peak season for one of the nation's deadliest weather phenomena--lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, according to the latest NFPA report, local fire departments respond to an estimated average of 22,600 fires per year that were started by lightning. These fires cause an average of nine civilian deaths, 53 civilian injuries, and $451 million in direct property damage per... Continue reading
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NFPA Conference & Expo education sessions have kicked off this morning and one of the first attendees got a chance to sit in was done by Casey Grant of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. Casey's presentation covered an ongoing Foundation research project funded by NIST, titled, "Creatng the research road... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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The Pro Board honors NFPA President Jim Shannon with a donation to support the research efforts of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Pro Board donation recognizes Shannon’s leadership in fire safety issues and his support of Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems. The Pro Board was created as the “National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications,” a non-profit organization, to establish internationally recognized credentialing for fire and emergency services personnel based on the NFPA 1000 series of professional qualification standards. The Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in... Continue reading
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The Pro Board honors NFPA President Jim Shannon with a donation to support the research efforts of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Pro Board donation recognizes Shannon’s leadership in fire safety issues and his support of Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems. The Pro Board was created... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Fire Protection Research Foundation
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The Pro Board honors NFPA President Jim Shannon with a donation to support the research efforts of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The Pro Board donation recognizes Shannon’s leadership in fire safety issues and his support of Fire Service Professional... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Today's Responder
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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, June 26th at 1:00 pm (EDT), members will hear: NFPA President Jim Shannon, discussing some of the proudest moments of his tenure and shares his thoughts on incoming President Jim Pauley. James Lathrop, FSFPE, Vice President, Koffel Associates, Inc., discussing emerging issues related to interior finish materials in assembly occupancies. Dawn Bellis, Division Manager of Codes & Standards, NFPA... Continue reading