• Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is celebrated by hundreds of communities nationwide today, May 6

    Communities from across the nation are celebrating and getting out there and working on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day with generous support from State Farm.  You can check out the map, to get a glimpse of w...
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  • Pet Fire Safety: How to Protect Your Four-Legged Best Friends

    Four legs don’t stand in their way. Whether they share space with just one of us or an entire family, pets are very special members of our households. They depend on us for a safe and secure home, and they pay u...
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  • Fire departments can apply now for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project funds

    Fire departments, apply today for an opportunity to be awarded funding for a project to lessen the risk of loss for your community in the event of a wildfire. NFPA, with financial support from State Farm, is offering ...
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  • Selecting a Fire Extinguisher for Your Business

    It’s one of the first lines of defense in case of a workplace fire. As a business owner or manager, you understand how very important it is to have the correct type of commercial fire extinguisher on your proper...
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  • Fire Pump Pressure Relief Valves

    Per NFPA 20, all main discharge line pressure relief valves should be installed in the vertical position.  Are there any exceptions to this?    I've attached a picture showing the relief valve's ...
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  • Can Soot Cause Health Problems? Here’s What You Should Know

    The aftereffects of a residential fire can linger for weeks. Smoke damage, layers of soot and heavy odors create an environment that’s very difficult to clean up. It takes the expertise of fire damage restoratio...
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  • 2020 National Electrical Code Cycle

    NEC Processing Schedule Process Step Date Public Input Closing Date September 7, 2017 Dates of first draft meeting January 8-20, 2018 Posting of first draft and panel ballot March 9, 2018 Final date for receip...
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  • Fire Fighter Suicide Awareness Research Part 1

    Fire Fighter Suicide and Behavioral Health Are Becoming a Concern to the Fire Service. This is the first of a three part series of blogs highlighting selected authors, titles, and publications used for fire fighters ...
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  • 10 Critical Holiday Home Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

    Spirits are bright, and you’re decking the house in its holiday best. From frosty snowmen on front lawns to Christmas trees glowing in front windows, Chicagoland turns into a beautiful wonderland this time of ye...
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  • 10 Basic Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips You Should Know

    The warm kitchen fills with delicious aromas. Your plans include family favorites and a few new dishes. The most mouthwatering day on the calendar is well-seasoned with anticipation for even more holiday celebrations....
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  • How to Conduct a CRA

    Chapter 5 of NFPA 1730 outlines the requirements for the conduct of a community risk assessment (CRA). The CRA is the tool that is used to determine the priorities and strategies of a the fire prevention organization....
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  • Electrical Fire: What to Do When It Happens In Your Home

    It might be a flickering lamp or an odd odor around the wall outlet. Either one can indicate a hidden danger that easily leads to property destruction and fire damage repair. The electricity humming through your home ...
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  • Preventing Home Fires: 2 Super Simple Things You Can Do Today

    Ever since 1927, Fire Prevention Week has focused on a different theme. This year, it’s all about the smoke alarm, so this small but vital appliance leads off our list of simple things you can do to prevent home...
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  • Video: Inside Colorado's booming marijuana industry

      I admit, I've got a pretty good gig here at NFPA. In July, myself and NFPA's Southwest Regional Director Ray Bizal traveled to Colorado, the world's epicenter of legal pot, to tour a half-dozen marijuana grow ...
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  • Residential Combined Fire Sprinkler and Water Meter

    Sorry for any misrepresentation all is well with the Jurisdiction of the City Regina
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  • Third party systems: A secret weapon in the fight against unwanted alarms?

    The discussion continues; unwanted alarms are still a problem and we’re seeking solutions to not only assist our local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), but our industry and of course, our community. After re...
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  • The First Draft of NFPA 10, 2017 Edition, is now open for public comment.

    The First Draft of NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2017 edition, is open for public comment until November 16, 2015. Comments can be submitted through the NFPA website (www.nfpa.org/10next). For thi...
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  • The Technical Committee on Air Conditioning (AIC-AAA) will hold its Second Draft Meeting for NFPA 90A and NFPA 90B

          It will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at: NFPA Headquarters 1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02169 Meeting Time: 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) All technical committee meetings are...
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  • Online Course: The Effect of Fire on People, Property and the Environment

    The University of Maryland's Department of Fire Protection Engineering is offering a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through Coursera on The Effect of Fire on People, Property and the Environment. This is a 6-w...
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  • Emergency evacuation planning - Ready, set, go!!!!!

    This is a brief summary of the second in the ten part series on personal disaster planning available in the September 2016 issue of e-ACCESS.     Pre-planning for disaster events is critical as the planning...
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