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cathylongley
Click to view contentThe Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA is overseeing a two-year project on the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event – thanks to Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from FEMA.   The technical committee for NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program… (Show more)
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pstaples
Click to view contentHalloween has become a hugely popular time for fun and festivities, but with it comes the potential for a variety of fire hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to take these simple precautions to stay safe without sacrificing that fun.   According to NFPA research, between 2012 and 2016, decorations were the… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentSince 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire.… (Show more)
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david.hague
Click to view contentAccording to the Farmers Almanac, this winter will be freezing, frigid and frosty with wide temperature swings reminiscent of a Polar Coaster. Here’s how you can prepare your building’s fire protection systems to cope with the cold. Wet pipe systems as their name suggests are filled with water and we know that water will freeze when temperatures… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view content  Wherever there is electrical energy there is a potential for an exposure to an electrical hazard. What makes a work environment safe from electrical hazards? For that matter, who makes sure that you are not exposed to electrical hazards? Is it the equipment manufacturer, your employer, or someone else? Although all of these play a part in… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentHello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Brian O'Connor, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Brian for his contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and discussing one of the many important subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   Looking for information on… (Show more)
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amandakimball
Click to view contentFires in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, such as large community evacuation, property losses social disruption, short- and long-term damage to infrastructure, injuries, and evacuee and responder fatalities. Wildland fires represent an important safety issue in many regions of the world. The future… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
IMPORTANT NOTE: This video was designed with messages for adult audiences, not children.   Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is officially here, and we’re encouraging all fire departments and safety educators to make the most of it! With this year's theme year, “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.," our ultimate goal… (Show more)
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rbielen
Click to view content  As so often is the case when you work in building and life safety, and strive to bring attention to potential hazards, a tragic incident has occurred to underscore the concerns and opportunities noted in this blog. Newsweek reports that, a 67-year old, oxygen-dependent Northern California man with COPD and congestive heart failure, died when a… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentHappy Fire Prevention Month everyone! Let’s spend some time getting to know one of our favorite characters and look back at some of Sparky the Fire Dog’s appearances through history.   Pictured here: An advertisement with Smokey the Bear introducing the world to Sparky the Fire Dog (circa 1952).   Sparky the Fire Dog was created for the NFPA in… (Show more)
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