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National Volunteer Fire Council gives Lifetime Achievement Award
National Volunteer Fire Council gives Lifetime Achievement Award
It came as no surprise to me to learn that Ron Farr had been recently bestowed with the high honor of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Volunteer Fire Council.� In my mind the only thing that prevented him from receiving it much soone...
Red Cross survey identifies disturbing misconceptions about home fires
Red Cross survey identifies disturbing misconceptions about home fires
Here is today's disturbing fact: forty percent of people recently surveyed believe they are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightning than experience a home fire.�
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...
NFPA, ESFI stress importance of electrical safety during National Electrical Safety Month
NFPA, ESFI stress importance of electrical safety during National Electrical Safety Month
Flipping a light switch. Plugging in a coffeemaker. Charging a laptop or iPhone. These actions are second nature for most of us.
NFPA launches web-based CodeFinder tool with mapping software to show the codes and reference sta...
NFPA launches web-based CodeFinder tool with mapping software to show the codes and reference sta...
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder�, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, ...
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...
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 announces theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018: �Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware...
NFPA announces theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018: �Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware...
The latest statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) show that if you have a reported fire in your home, you are more likely to die today than you were a few decades ago. This startling statistic is behind this year�s Fire Prevent...
NFPA 1: Code requirements for open fires, #FireCodefridays
NFPA 1: Code requirements for open fires, #FireCodefridays
This past march New England was hit with three Nor�easter storms in less than two weeks.� The storms left behind many downed trees and branches and extensive property damage.� When the surrounding streets look like this (below photo: Pembroke, MA), res...
Which areas of a home require fire sprinklers, and which areas don't?
Which areas of a home require fire sprinklers, and which areas don't?
Sprinklers shall not be required in garages, open attached porches, carports, and similar structures.
Metro Chiefs meet in San Antonio
Metro Chiefs meet in San Antonio
The Metropolitan �Metro� Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2018 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas May 4-10. More than 120 Metro chief...
What will you be doing May 5th? Make a difference. Participate in something big, Wildfire Communi...
What will you be doing May 5th? Make a difference. Participate in something big, Wildfire Communi...
This Saturday we can all take action to make our communities safer from wildfire risks.
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...
NFPA Standards Council votes to cease standards development of NFPA 277, Standard Methods of Test...
NFPA Standards Council votes to cease standards development of NFPA 277, Standard Methods of Test...
After reviewing the entire record before it, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council voted today to cease standards development of NFPA 277, Standard Methods of Tests for Evaluating Fire and Ignition Resistance of Upholstered ...
NFPA�s annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report shows 60 on-duty deaths in 2017, reflecting lowe...
NFPA�s annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report shows 60 on-duty deaths in 2017, reflecting lowe...
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, which showed a total of 60�U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2017. This number represents the lowest total reported since 1977, when NFPA...