• Journal NOW: Amid threats to hinder recovery efforts, learn more about California's worst wildfire season in history

    Getty Images Last week, President Trump made headlines after threatening to cut off federal emergency aid to California as the state recovers from its worst wildfire season in history. The president made the threat ...
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  • New January/February NFPA Journal looks at responder violence, health care trends, and much more

    Door gaps in health care facilities, life safety ramifications of emerging health care trends, and on-the-job violence experienced by first responders are among the highlights of the January/February 2019 NFPA Journal...
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  • Call for nominations: NFPA to honor key safety advocate at national event

    We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes outstanding advocacy efforts aimed at reducing losses associated with fire, electrical, or other hazards. The advo...
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  • Journal NOW: Read NFPA Journal staff's favorite articles from 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close, the NFPA Journal editorial staff has each chosen his favorite article from the past year. From a story covering a primetime cry-fest to one covering a groundbreaking new NFPA standa...
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  • NFPA’s high-rise risk assessment tool, EFFECT, receives Innovation Award from leading tall building authority

    NFPA’s EFFECT (Exterior Façade Fire Evaluation and Comparison Tool) has won an Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The world’s premiere authority on skyscrap...
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  • NFPA’s new small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) standard takes flight

      NFPA 2400®, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations has been released to help public safety officials integrate drones into their emergency response. T...
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  • Journal NOW: How a committee rife with opposing views came together for animal safety

     Read in NFPA Journal about the making of the "Critter Code"   By its own rules, every code and standard that NFPA develops must have a diverse committee comprised of a wide range of stakeholders, represent...
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  • Journal NOW: A look back at the 2008 evacuation of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California

      Eight years ago, in our January/February 2011 issue of NFPA Journal, we ran a feature story titled "Unthinkable," about the 2008 wildfire evacuation of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California, in the fo...
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  • Journal NOW: In the latest NFPA Journal, a fresh look at online electrical safety training

      Which type of electrical training is better—classroom or online?   That’s the question that kicks of the lead article of “In Compliance” in the November/December issue of NFPA Jo...
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  • Journal NOW: Wildfires continue to top list of large-loss fires

    Each year, NFPA compiles a list of the costliest fires in the United States, a list increasingly dominated by destructive wildfires; 2017 was no different.   According to the NFPA report, “Large-Loss Fires...
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  • Now available:  November 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter

    The November 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New project on Fuel Gases Detection Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on ...
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  • Journal NOW: South African project illustrates power of smoke alarms

    Justin Sullivan      An estimated 1 billion people worldwide live in areas known as slums, shantytowns, or informal settlements, where the built environment doesn't benefit from land-use or safety...
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  • Journal NOW: New November/December NFPA Journal includes summary of 2017 U.S. firefighter injury report

      The number of firefighters injured in the line of duty in 2017 was the lowest since NFPA began analyzing this data in 1981.   That’s one of the findings in the summary of a new NFPA report, “...
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  • This year’s NFPA Responder Forum goes boldly where emergency responder organizations seldom do

    You won’t find too many emergency responder organizations convening on the gutsy topics being discussed at this week’s 4th NFPA Responder Forum in Alabama.   During his opening remarks today, NFPA Pre...
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  • Journal NOW: An updated animal facilities code, safety in shantytowns, and NFPA research reports highlight the November/December issue of NFPA Journal

    The November/December NFPA Journal, out now, covers animal safety, smoke alarms in a South African shantytown, the journey of a transgendered British firefighter, and much more.   In our cover story, Journal...
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  • Responder Forum takes a hard look at inclusion and cultural awareness; graduates second round of scholarship recipients

      Day two of NFPA’s Responder Forum dove a little deeper into the topics of LGBTQ acceptance, unintentional bias, and cultural awareness prior to scholarship recipients breaking out into work groups to dis...
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  • Journal NOW: In the September/October NFPA Journal, “In Compliance” looks at balancing school security and fire protection systems in hostile events

    What is the correct approach to balancing security and fire protection systems in a school environment during a hostile event? That’s the question contributor Wayne Moore poses in the “In Compliance̶...
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  • 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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  • #TBT From the NFPA Archives: antique wood water pipes

    The NFPA Research Library & Archives maintains a large collection of gifts and historic fire artifacts that the organization has received over the years. For example, here's an antique wood water pipe we've a...
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  • Keep safe on hot work jobs by tapping into NFPA’s online training and fact sheet, available in English and Spanish

    Just weeks after winning a gold award for its hot work safety training, NFPA has released the course in Spanish. The new e-learning program for Spanish-speaking trade workers debuted this week, just as ...
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