• Havoc in Hawaii thrusts mass notification system and the issue of public education during threat events into the spotlight

    Honolulu Civil Beat photo   People are simultaneously scratching their heads and breathing a sigh of relief about what occurred in Hawaii this weekend. What happened? Why is Hawaii insistent on safety drills a...
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  • Boston Fire continues to shine a spotlight on cancer and contamination with fourth video

      The Boston Fire Department has released the fourth video in a series addressing firefighter contamination and occupational cancer. The most recent video, Fighting Back, shows powerful vignettes from survivors,...
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  • Now available:  January 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free, monthly codes and standards newsletter

    The January 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: NFPA 3000 proceeds in an expedited process Public input being sought on new documents NFPA 78 a...
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  • Are you prepared to respond to active shooter and hostile events? Provide input on NFPA 3000 now

    Download and share this new fact sheet   Hostile events are our sad, new reality. Active shootings and mass killings fill our news feeds on a regular basis.   According to the FBI, the U.S. witnessed 160 hos...
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  • Second round of FEMA funding paves the way for ESS training updates and fire service awareness efforts

      In 2015, NFPA introduced a first-of-its-kind Energy Storage System (ESS) Safety Training Program for the United States fire service, thanks to support from FEMA. The training was developed with the s...
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  • If the 911 call comes in for a confined space incident – are you prepared to respond?

      When emergencies occur, firefighters, police officers and EMS respond. It’s what they do – it’s simply in their DNA. To help prevent rescuers from becoming victims, NFPA has created a new f...
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  • Tentative Interim Amendments and Errata issued on NFPA 68, NFPA 101,  NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1582

    The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) on NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, and NFP...
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  • Six months after Grenfell, NFPA readies for release of combustible wall assembly risk assessment tool

    Today marks six months since the deadliest blaze in modern UK history occurred at the Grenfell Tower in West London. Around the globe, the date was marked by solemn reflection. At St. Paul’s Cathedral in Central...
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  • Now available: December issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter

    Tragedies such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London, wildland fires, and other events this year are painful reminders of the importance of fire, life and electrical safety. NFPA and its volunteers continue to work dil...
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  • New Boston Fire cancer video shares the story of firefighter's battle and reinforces preventative practices

      Boston Fire has just released a powerful new video highlighting, yet again, the devastating impact that contamination and cancer is having within the fire service. The video is the third in a series to educate...
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  • Connecting the dots on today’s fire problem

    Getty Images   The Grenfell Tower fire in London has been a horrific fire tragedy.  With a loss of 79 lives thus far, it is one of the most tragic fires to occur in the UK in recent decades.  Our thoug...
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  • 75 years ago, the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire killed 492 and changed fire and life safety in the U.S.

      Today was the 75th anniversary of the deadliest nightclub fire in United States history. On November 28, 1942, fire erupted at the Cocoanut Grove in Boston, killing 492 people and injuring hundreds more, makin...
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  • Read the NFPA Standards Council agenda and hearings schedule for the December 2017 meeting

    The NFPA Standards Council will be meeting on December 5-6, 2017 in Galveston, TX.  At the meeting some of the topics the Council will address include: appeals on TIAs on NFPA 70 and NFPA 1982 requests for new ...
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  • NFPA 1: Requirements for wildland urban interface in accordance with NFPA 1144, #FireCodeFridays

    I will be the first to admit that I am no expert on wildfire protection. In fact, my area of focus is usually in building and life safety and passive fire protection methods, far from the world of wildfires. But, work...
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  • Dozens killed in explosion at power plant in India

      An explosion in a coal-fired power plant in India killed at least 26 people and injured 100 more yesterday. The incident came on the heels of a fireworks factory explosion that killed nearly 50 people in Indon...
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  • 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled, one of biggest recalls ever by CPSC

    ABC News   ABC News reports that Kidde has recalled 38 million portable fire extinguishers due to faulty plastic nozzles and push buttons, prompting one of the biggest safety recalls ever by the Consumer Product...
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  • More of the same: hot work spurs firework factory explosion

    ABC News photo   When you work at NFPA, you are struck by fire trends that would escape the average person who works in pharmaceuticals, banking, business or a tech start-up. A recent news story reminded me of t...
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  • Daily Dispatch updates now featured on NFPA’s 1st Responder Connection App

        When it comes to fire news, emergency response incidents, and issues facing the fire service – The Western Fire Chiefs Association’s (WFCA) Daily Dispatch is the go-to source for more than 7...
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  • Live from the Responder Forum:  Mark your calendar for real-time presentations on hazing and bullying; contamination and fire station design; and the Pulse Nightclub massacre

      This year marks the third year for the NFPA Responder Forum, and the second year that presentations will be live-streamed from the fire service think-tank that brings together forward-thinkers from 13 top fire...
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  • Four Die in Confined Space Incident

    Confined space hazards know no borders.     Less than two weeks after three workers died in a confined space in Florida, four workers died from atmospheric hazards  while preparing to clean ...
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