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Education and awareness are critical components of the NFPA mission to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life. One of the best ways for us to keep the mission moving forward is to team up with other organizations that share our passion for safety and progress. This week, NFPA Staff (Erik Holden and Matt Klaus) along with NFPA Instructor Bob Caputo spent two days at SPP Pumps training lab in Norcross, Georgia. SPP Pumps is an international leader in the fire pump industry, that maintains a state of the art, hands-on training facility is equipped with fully-functional fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps (diesel and electric) and a complete range of fire sprinkler industry components. Spp Our host, SPP Pumps Director of Sales James Hunt and the SPP Pumps team(pictured), was gracious enough to allow NFPA the use of their lab to film a series of training videos on how fire pump churn tests and annual flow tests are conducted. Understanding how to conduct these tests, which are mandated by NFPA 25, is vital to ensuring that the fire pump will function as designed during a fire event. SPP Pumps training lab provided the perfect environment for developing training videos on these important concepts. 

p>The NFPA has recently released two fun and exciting music videos for kids featuring Public Broadcasting System (PBS) personality Steve Rosnolek of “SteveSongs” fame and the top-ranked Seattle children’s band, Recess Monkey. The videos, which focus on the importance of smoke alarms, are currently available on its Sparky School House website. The videos, “Little Rosalie” and “What’s That Sound?”, teach young children the importance of fire safety and help children remember what they should do in the event of a fire.

To learn more about these new music videos, check out the full press release here!




Music videos for kids


NFPA is holding a contest to determine the talent who will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year’s Opening General Session of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 9, 2014 in front of about 3,000 attendees!

Submit your audition video by March 23rd of you or your group (consisting of no more than 5 members) singing the National Anthem a cappella! Please also include a spoken statement describing your interest in NFPA's mission.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges at NFPA, and public voting will take place between March 31 and April 4 to help determine the winning performance. The winner(s) will receive the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at General Session, as well as a 2-day/1-night trip to Las Vegas, Nevada June 8-9, and full admission to the NFPA Conference & Expo.

Enter through our contest webpage, or through NFPA’s Facebook page. Also, please be sure to read the full contest rules.

Good luck!

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