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Sparky the Fire Dog®, and his new 'Wish List" were a big hit at the recent Firehouse Expo in Baltimore. The Expo, an annual event which brings together experts from across the country to address issues facing the fire and emergency services, was the perfect opportunity for NFPA to showcase Sparky's Wish List, our online registery that brings together communities and local fire departments for the good of local fire safety education programs.

During the Expo, Sparky (with some help from NFPA staff members) helped attendees walk through the simple online registry and complete a list of Fire Prevention Week materials that they'd like to use during school visits and other community events.

Now it's up to you -- community members and local businesses -- to help fulfill those wishes, and make sure that life-saving educational materials make it into the hands of fire departments. Now more than ever, many fire departments are finding it difficult to fund safety programs. Materials start at $12.50, so even modest purchases can help. Please visit Sparky's Wish List to learn more about how you can help support fire safety in your community.

See a list of states and communities where Wish Lists have already been created.



The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on August 7-9, 2012 at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, MA. At this meeting, some of the topics the Council will address include:

  • appeals on the issuance of NFPA 61, NFPA 72, NFPA 150, NFPA 499, and NFPA 1582
  • issuance of the Annual 2012 documents with Certified Amending Motions
  • issuance of proposed TIAs on NFPA 13, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 25 regarding antifreeze
  • new projects/documents on design, performance, testing, and certification of two-way, portable (hand-held) land mobile radios (LMR) for use by emergency services personnel; common mass evacuation planning guide; and use of respiratory protective equipment for emergency response operations that do not involve structural firefighting
  • consider requests from Committees to change revision cycle schedules and committee scopes

Read the full Council agenda and hearings list for further information.

The NFPA Standards Council is a 13-person committee appointed by the NFPA Board of Directors that oversees the Association's codes and standards development activities, administers the rules and regulations, and acts as an appeals body. The Council administers about 250 NFPA Technical Committees and their work on nearly 300 documents addressing topics of importance to the built environment.

FAC_Logo_FDo you want to make a difference? NFPA has an ideal opportunity for an Associate Project Manager to perform division project management activities related to the Fire Adapted Communities program as assigned by a project manager. Duties include technical support of web content, conducting research, and developing and providing technical training.

The Associate Project Manager will work 30 hours per week out of our Denver, CO office. 

Principal responsibilities include:

  1. Research, collect and draft new web content for the FAC website.  Review and update current content as identified.
  2. Work with FAC Coalition members to ensure up to date information and links and help identify new technical content.
  3. Respond to web site inquiries.
  4. Assist with implementing and support of new multimedia features.
  5. Research grant and funding information for inclusion in web site section.
  6. Assist in development and implementation of pilot communities, technical guidebooks, training programs, and other initiatives as identified in the FAC and Division work plans.

Please review the job requirements and learn how to apply

FPW 2012 Quiz
We've developed a short quiz to test your fire safety knowledge as part of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign! Take the quiz on our website and afterwards, continue to click through to see what the correct answers were to any you may have answered incorrectly. Also, be sure to share your results on Facebook and Twitter.

Take the Fire Prevention Week quiz now!

For further educational material and tip sheets on having two ways out, the leading causes of home fires, information about protecting your home and families with life-saving technologies, and the importance of home escape planning, visit the Fire Prevention Week website.

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