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Angelo Verzoni
Today marks six months since the deadliest blaze in modern UK history occurred at the Grenfell Tower in West London. Around the globe, the date was marked by solemn reflection. At St. Paul’s Cathedral in Central London, more than 1,500 people, including the British prime minister and royal family members, gathered to pay their respects to the… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
Tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London, wildland fires, and other events this year are painful reminders of the importance of fire, life and electrical safety. NFPA and its volunteers continue to work diligently, developing strategies and solutions to reduce loss from future events. As this year comes to an end, thank you for your… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
One of the issues facing many, if not all, colleges and university campuses today is the need for greater security against unwanted entry from events such as an active shooter or other violent acts. The events which are plaguing college campuses and other large venues such as malls, stadiums, arenas and concert halls, may require occupants to… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what sort of protection does it need? The answer, as in the majority of cases when we’re talking about codes, is: “It depends.” Remember that NFPA… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
The 2018 edition of 70E is now available! NFPA is pleased to offer a free fact sheet that provides an overview of the standard along with answers to some of the questions you have about it. They include:   The purpose of NFPA 70E • The relationship between NFPA 70E and other codes and standards • The relationship between OSHA’s standards and… (Show more)
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Ed Conlin
  The NFPA Standards Council has received a New Project Initiation Request from the fire service asking NFPA consider developing an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish the minimum requirements for the effective contamination control of fire department personal, their personal protective equipment (PPE), accessories, and equipment.   … (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler.    Students at Seneca's School of Fire Protection with varied interests in fire protection and safety participated in the demonstration. Fire protection… (Show more)
Cathy Longley
NFPA's Don Bliss and Jim Pauley (center left) pose with fire and life safety leaders in Israel   NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley delivered keynote remarks today at the Fire Protection Association of Israel Annual Conference.   NFPA collaborated with stakeholders in Israel two years ago to help launch the Israeli Fire Protection Association.… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
Lisa Marie Sinatra
A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires have been burning in Southern California since Tuesday prompting the National Weather Service to call this, “the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season.” To date, according to officials, there has been zero containment on the two most destructive fires in… (Show more)
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