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cathylongley
No one knows risk and the consequences of poor or no action better than first responders. Afterall, the incidents and accidents that they respond to often occur because the general public was complacent in some way, and didn’t take action for their own safety. They may have ignored common sense or basic safety tips during cooking, grilling,… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view contentEffective this week, NFPA has a new local representative who will oversee the overall regional planning, direction, coordination, and support of international development functions in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This role is a natural step for Anas Alzaid, who has been a longtime advocate for NFPA codes and standards. An electrical… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentHardie Davis, Jr., mayor of Augusta, Georgia, speaks during the First Annual Central Savannah River Area Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Training Symposium in downtown Augusta on January 16.  As the sun rose in the city of Augusta, Georgia, this morning, over 250 people gathered inside the historic First Presbyterian Church downtown to… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view content  Calling all fire protection professionals! Are you an expert in inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection equipment? Do you manage ITM data activities and reports at a facility? Are you an inspection or contracting company that conducts inspections and testing of fire protection equipment? Are you an AHJ that manages the… (Show more)
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gharrington
Click to view contentImage: Wikimedia Commons Over the 20+ years I’ve been working with  NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, the concept of multiple-occupancy buildings hasn’t been all that controversial. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s been relatively straightforward—until recently. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve seen a spate of questions relating to buildings with… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view contentThe National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) recently announced the appointment of new members to their Board of Directors including the addition of Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. In her role overseeing media, public affairs, and advocacy activities; the NFPA Journal… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentAlmost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In particular, the last few months of 2019 were difficult for the fire department in Worcester, Massachusetts, a city not far from NFPA… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
After the past few years of wildfire losses, learning about safer design and construction could not be more timely. NFPA and Green Builder Media proudly announce our latest collaboration, Enough is Enough, an e-book detailing what needs to be done to prevent loss of property and lives to wildfire. Aimed at the building and development… (Show more)
lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentWith a new year upon us now, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s been happening in the fire and life safety world, how far we’ve come, and just how much more we have to do to help keep people and property safe from hazards. The reality is, while there are still many incidents happening here and across the globe, our work can never truly be… (Show more)
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