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!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019104619944970c-120wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019104619944970c-120wi|alt=FPW|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=FPW|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019104619944970c!Each year, NFPA challenges our blog readers to join the conversation and add to our list of “songs that include the words fire or burn.” The challenge is on! NFPA's Judy Comoletti has made her own list of 10 songs and invites you to add to the list. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires. Can you think of any songs about the kitchen or cooking?


 

See Judy's blog post and her list of 10 songs.


Here's the video from the #1 song on Judy's list to get your creative juices flowing. 


July Fire BreakThe July issue of Fire Break, NFPA’s wildland fire newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you’ll find:

  • Information about how to create defensible space around your home and property
  • Clarification on the definition of the wildland/urban interface, and what it means for communities across the U.S.
  • A New York Times article that argues how the rising costs of fighting wildfire is having a negative impact on prevention efforts
  • A link to a local Colorado TV program, hosted by Molly Mowery, that features a panel of wildfire experts who discuss the importance of creating more fire adapted communities
  • FAC’s newest ad campaign developed by the Forest Service and the Ad Council

… And lots more! We want to continue to share all of this great information with you so don’t miss an issue! Subscribe today. It’s free! Just click here to add your email address to our newsletter list.

The Second Draft Reports for 14 NFPA documents in the Fall 2013 revision cycle are now available. These proposed NFPA documents with Second Draft Reports are as follows:

  • NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines
  • NFPA 69, Standard on Explosion Prevention Systems
  • NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment
  • NFPA 730, Guide for Premises Security
  • NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
  • NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations
  • NFPA 1005, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Marine Fire Fighting for Land-Based Fire Fighters
  • NFPA 1192, Standard on Recreational Vehicles
  • NFPA 1194, Standard for Recreational Vehicle Parks and Campgrounds
  • NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System
  • NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 1963, Standard for Fire Hose Connections
  • NFPA 1975, Standard on Station/Work Uniforms for Emergency Services

View the full list of NFPA documents in the 2013 fall revision cycle.

The deadline to submit a notice of intent to make a motion on any of these documents is August 23, 2013. 

Hoarding_605.ashxA 71-year-old Texas woman died in her single-family home when an electrical cord with a homemade junction box overheated, starting a fire that spread through the house, consuming hoarded combustibles. The one-story, wood-frame rental house had no smoke alarms or sprinklers. 

Firefighters arriving at the scene knocked down the smoke and flames coming from the front door, but were unable to get past the living room due to the large amount of hoarded items blocking their way. Another crew that entered from the rear found her and removed her from a back room through a window. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she died of smoke inhalation. 

For more true stories of fires and their aftermath, read "Firewatch" in the July/August issue of NFPA Journal.

 

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