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How much foam is enough for a High Hazard Flammable Train?
How much foam is enough for a High Hazard Flammable Train?
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of NFPA, has released a report on Foam Application for High Hazard Flammable Train (HHFT) Fires for the first responder community. Trains with a continuous block of tank cars loaded...
Fire departments turning to dogs to test firefighters for cancer
Fire departments turning to dogs to test firefighters for cancer
One of the most pressing current issues in the fire service is the alarming rise of cancer among firefighters.
NVFC introduces new animated video about firefighter contamination and cancer
NVFC introduces new animated video about firefighter contamination and cancer
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has created a new animated video to bring attention to the organization�s Serve Strong program and raise awareness about contamination and cancer in the fire service. The video is the second developed by NVFC....
NFPA interviews fire marshal from city that recently passed fire sprinkler requirement for its ne...
NFPA interviews fire marshal from city that recently passed fire sprinkler requirement for its ne...
Rock Island (population: 39,000) is a town within the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa. This Illinois�gem distinguished itself from its neighbors last year by passing a requirement to sprinkler its new homes. I recently interviewed Rock Island's...
NFPA Conference & Expo to be held in Boston
NFPA Conference & Expo to be held in Boston
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its 2017 Conference & Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 4-7. The annual conference is widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical, and ...
NFPA 1: Requirements for emergency egress and relocation drills, #FireCodefridays
NFPA 1: Requirements for emergency egress and relocation drills, #FireCodefridays
For many, the month of May signals the home stretch of the school year.� However, this shouldn't be a time to overlook required safety practices in the event an emergency should occur.� Just this past Wednesday, a fire destroyed the Appleseed Academy s...