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Commentary: Addressing cancer within the fire service must start with embracing home fire sprinklers
Commentary: Addressing cancer within the fire service must start with embracing home fire sprinklers
There is a lot of discussion about changing the culture of the fire service today. In my nearly 40 years in the fire service, I have witnessed a lot of positive change; firefighters smoking cigarettes are rare, most all firefighters wear SCBA, and ther...
NFPA and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition initiate day of action to address North America�s home fir...
NFPA and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition initiate day of action to address North America�s home fir...
In the U.S., home fires claim the lives of seven people each day and injure 13,000�annually. Home fire sprinklers can help eliminate these tragedies, but legislative barriers and a general unawareness of this technology have prevented its use in new ho...
Why home fire sprinklers should be a serious consideration in rural communities
Why home fire sprinklers should be a serious consideration in rural communities
The statistics do not lie. A recent�NFPA Journal article underscored today's rural fire problem, stating:�
A better understanding of NFPA 70E and its "elimination" risk control
A better understanding of NFPA 70E and its "elimination" risk control
An electrical hazard either exists or it does not. Under most circumstances 50 volts or greater is considered to be a shock hazard, and an incident energy of 1.2 cal/cm2 or greater is consider to be a thermal (arc-flash) hazard. When an electrical haza...
So, how many fires occur in a particular type of property?
So, how many fires occur in a particular type of property?
Sometimes, you want to know the latest estimates of fires in or at a particular occupancy or property.��Maybe you care about structure fires only.� Maybe�you also�want to look at vehicle fires or outside and unclassified fires.� You may be interested i...
Firewise and USAA team up on program to help protect New Mexico and Utah neighborhoods
Firewise and USAA team up on program to help protect New Mexico and Utah neighborhoods
USAA policyholders living in recognized Firewise Communities/USA� sites in New Mexico and Utah can now receive discounts on their homeowners insurance premiums. The National Fire Protection Association�(NFPA)�s�Firewise Communities/USA� Recognition Pro...