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May, July peak months for grilling fires
May, July peak months for grilling fires
Grilling season is right around the corner and grill gurus everywhere are preparing for many family parties and barbecues. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages grillers to pay attention to safety during the spring and summer month...
Fire Protection Research Foundation releases new findings on cross laminated timber used in tall ...
Fire Protection Research Foundation releases new findings on cross laminated timber used in tall ...
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (the Foundation), the research arm of the National Fire Protection Association, has released findings on how exposed timber in high-rise residences might impact fire behavior. The new Phase 2 �Fire Safety Challen...
All year round, but especially during EMS Week, we recognize that we are stronger together
All year round, but especially during EMS Week, we recognize that we are stronger together
We, at the NFPA, work closely with EMS providers whose dedication to their patients and their colleagues often goes unrecognized every day. As we celebrate another EMS Week, we want to thank each of you, your families and all the people who make it pos...
California experience highlights the tremendous and humbling complexity of wildfire disasters
California experience highlights the tremendous and humbling complexity of wildfire disasters
As I write this on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 11, 2017, firefighters in�California are�battling 22 large wildfires that�have burned�nearly 170,000 acres - most of that acreage in�8 counties in the�northern part of the state. According to�CAL F...
NFPA underscores electric shock hazards in pools and at marinas during summer months
NFPA underscores electric shock hazards in pools and at marinas during summer months
With Memorial Day and the start of summer just around the corner, the�National Fire Protection Association�(NFPA) is reminding people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surround...
NFPA report reveals wide variations in state adoptions of NEC and neglect of electrical safety
NFPA report reveals wide variations in state adoptions of NEC and neglect of electrical safety
Across America, states vary widely in how promptly, or even if, they adopt the latest edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code� (NEC�). Not adhering to the latest edition can lead to serious shortfalls in electrical safety for citizens and a failur...