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cathylongley
Click to view content  Affable, willing-to-take-on-anything TV host, writer, producer, and spokesman Mike Rowe tackles firefighter cancer in his popular reality web television series, Returning the Favor. In the 19 hours since the show aired on Facebook, 728,000 people have viewed the program, more than 5,700 have shared the link, and 1,600+ comments have been logged… (Show more)
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michaelwixted
Click to view content      The standards above are slated to be consolidated into one overarching document in Phase 1 of the consolidation effort.   Two months ago, it was announced that the NFPA Standards Council approved a plan to consolidate 114 NFPA Emergency Response and Responder Safety standards into approximately 43 topical documents, allowing emergency… (Show more)
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barrychase
Click to view contentThe installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system is an increasingly attractive way to reduce the cost and environmental impact of producing and using electrical energy. However, these systems can also have an impact on safety for building occupants, electrical workers, and emergency responders. As more homes and businesses are fitted with PV… (Show more)
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jesseroman
Click to view contentAt least three Boston EMS personnel have been assaulted on the job since July 10.       Credit: Getty Images   As reported in a recent NFPA Journal cover story, "The Toll of Violence," today’s paramedics and EMTs face increasingly high levels of on-the-job violence, perhaps more than at any time in history, according to researchers. Evidence to… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentThe first part of this week’s post is written by Jen Sisco, Engineer in the NFPA Building and Life Safety Systems group and Staff Liaison to NFPA’s Fire Doors and Windows Technical Committee responsible for the development of NFPA 80 and NFPA 105. Thanks to Jen for sharing her knowledge of this important issue in the Fire Code!   Passive fire… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentEarlier this week it was revealed that a deadly fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan in early April was an accident and the cause of the fire was declared to be “multiple overloaded power strips”. Reports also found that there were no working smoke alarms in the apartment where the fire began. Even a well-known landmark building can’t escape basic… (Show more)
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scottsutherland
Click to view contentThe July/August NFPA Journal, out now, includes coverage on everything from a catastrophic natural gas incident to steps for improving safety in escape rooms, a popular type of amusement that is growing worldwide.   In our cover story, “The Day the Valley Exploded,” we look at how a gas line malfunction led to widespread fires and explosions in… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentHow do you know if equipment is ready to fail? What are signs of impending failure? Who should know what the signs of impending failure are for a piece of equipment? NFPA 70E®,Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requires that before you operate a piece of electrical equipment that you confirm that the normal operating conditions have… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentLast week, a massive fire tore through a Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky, destroying 45,000 barrels of the company's whiskey. The blaze continued for days as barrels of the flammable liquid were purposefully allowed to burn to avoid further contaminating a nearby river by adding more water to the fire that could then run into the river, according… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentHappy Independence Day, America! Today we thought we would share one of NFPA’s public outreach posters from 40 years ago. Did you know that each 4th of July, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks? According to NFPA, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300… (Show more)
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