• Journal NOW: NFPA considers new requirements for residential gas detectors as gas fires raze Massachusetts homes   

    Getty Images It's been just over a month since dozens of natural gas–fueled fires burned in homes in the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, not far from NFPA's headquarters in Quincy. Coincide...
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  • Now available: October 2018 issue of NFPA News, the free codes-and-standards newsletter

    The October 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free, monthly, codes-and-standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New project being explored on fire service personnel professional qualifications Proposed Ten...
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  • Journal NOW: 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme stresses three simple steps

    With Fire Prevention Week 2018 kicking off next week, it’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the theme and the critical safety messages behind it. This year’s theme, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be a...
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  • Journal NOW: Solutions exist to preventing incidents like the Brazil museum fire. So why aren't they used?

    Getty Images While the news coverage of the Brazil museum fire has largely focused on the fact that it was a museum that burned—raising questions over the value society places on preserving artifacts—the...
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  • Journal NOW: 3D printers stress campus safety officials

    Getty Images When I was in college, I wrote an article titled "What is 3D printing?" for a journalism course. About five years have passed since then, and such a broad headline is outdated today. The general public ...
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  • Power system failure due to natural disaster: lessons learned from Toyota truck plant

      “Toyota builds for redundancy; I never thought this would happen,” Engineer Ryan Grimes said as he reflected on lessons learned when a natural disaster disrupted operations at a Toyota pickup truck...
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  • How health care facilities can better prepare for natural disasters

    In 2017, the U.S. experienced $16 billion dollars worth of damage from weather- and climate-related disasters. This astounding figure underscores the necessity of staying prepared in case a flood, tornado, or some oth...
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  • Journal NOW: California wildfire tops the 2017 list of catastrophic multiple-death fires and explosions in the U.S.

      A series of California wildfires that killed 44 people was the deadliest fire event in the country in 2017.   That event was one of 21 fires and explosions that were considered catastrophic multiple-dea...
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  • Journal NOW: After Italy bridge collapse, Florida fire chief reflects on challenges of responding to such incidents

    Responders search for victims among the rubble following a bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, in August (Getty Images) This article was first published in NFPA Journal on September 4. Read more articles from the "Disp...
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  • Washington Post calls Brazil’s loss of cultural treasures a “warning to all of us”

      In the wake of a massive fire at the 200-year old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, cultural leaders, fire officials, life safety authorities, and the press have zeroed in on the widespread underfun...
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  • Journal NOW: Active shooters top campus safety officials' concerns, but fire remains a threat

    Since a gunman took 32 lives on Virginia Tech's campus in 2007, campus safety officials nationwide have worried about the potential for an active shooter event on their campus. Between 2000 and 2017, FBI statistics sh...
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  • Journal NOW: Active shooter threat on college campuses prompt new, innovative approaches

    Emergency responders train during an active shooter drill at Missouri State University. Credit: David Hall   The threat of an active shooter attack weighs heavily on college and university emergency ma...
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  • Mom of Sandy Hook victim applauds governor, state leaders and NFPA for bringing police, fire, EMS and education officials together for school active shooter symposiums 

        Michele Gay is all too familiar with the heartbreak of active shooter incidents. Gay’s daughter Josephine Grace was among the 20 children and six staff members killed at Sandy Hook Elementary Scho...
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  • Journal NOW: New issue of NFPA Journal looks at campus security in the age of active shooters, protection challenges for old courthouses, and more

    The September/October issue of NFPA Journal features a cover story on how colleges and universities are addressing the threat of active shooters and other hostile events.   In his story, “The New Normal,&...
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  • Journal NOW: Read the new NFPA Journal article on NFPA's Fire Loss in the U.S. in 2017 report

    Associated Press In 2017, fire departments in the United States responded to just over 1.3 million fires, which killed an estimated 3,400 civilians and injured 15,000 more. These are the major findings from NFPA's F...
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  • Journal NOW: Using inmates to fight CA wildfires becomes hotly debated topic

    An inmate firefighter is seen battling a wildfire in California in July (Getty Images) On July 31, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation tweeted about the thousands of inmates who were fightin...
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  • NEMA provides safety guidelines for safe handling of damaged electrical equipment in floods caused by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii

    Hurricane Lane has made landfall along parts of Hawaii’s Big Island today triggering landslides and threatening serious flooding, according to CNN. About 7 to 12 inches of rain have already fallen since this mor...
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  • Journal NOW: NFPA Journal now offers audio versions of select articles

    Following in the steps of publications such as The Atlantic, NFPA Journal is now experimenting with offering audio versions of select articles. Audio has already been added to two articles from the July/August issue&m...
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  • Summer camp set ablaze by lightning strike

      A summer camp on Long Island suffered serious damage as a lightning strike set several buildings on fire. Just after celebrating its 50th anniversary, Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts had two art studios destroy...
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  • Journal NOW: Illegal housing in a Boston storage facility recalls Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse

    The Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland, California, following a deadly fire. (Getty Images) Boston city officials announced this week that they recently ordered a number of occupants who were illegally living in a sto...
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