• Journal NOW: Why violence against responders goes unreported

    According to a recent study, an estimated 2,400 emergency medical technicians were sent to the hospital in 2012 from injuries suffered from on-the-job violence. Let that sink in. While that seems like a lot—near...
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  • Journal NOW: New NFPA Journal looks at protection requirements for concealed spaces

    Walk down a hallway in an office building, hospital, or other commercial property with suspended ceilings, and you’ll likely see sprinklers protecting the occupied space below. But are sprinklers needed for the...
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  • Journal NOW: A fire chief who responded to nation's deadliest mass shooting tells his story

      This is the third in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members. Watch the first here and the second here. Craig Cooper had never seen anything like it bef...
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  • President signs bill to track cancer in firefighters

    A new law that requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a registry to collect data on firefighter cancer was signed yesterday by President Trump.   The Firefighte...
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  • NFPA creates new member section for electrical inspectors

    Front row, left to right: Erik Hohengasser, Ryan Quinn, Dave Williams, Donny Cook, James Hathorn. Back row, left to right: Tim McClintock, Tim Mikloiche, Tom Moore, Mike Savage, David Humphrey, Jerry Daniel NFPA is e...
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  • Journal NOW: New NFPA Journal looks at commissioning giant assembly spaces, Airbnb safety concerns, the latest from the cannabis industry, and more

    The Cotai Strip in Macau, China, is home to a bevy of immense resort casinos that are among the world’s large assembly occupancies, some covering more than 10 million square feet. As experts will tell you, as b...
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  • NFPA 3000 “Respond” training course is now available, highlighting the need for practicing procedures, notifying others and community outreach

    The second of three training courses developed to educate communities on NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program is now available. NFPA 3000 provides unified plan...
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  • JOURNAL NOW: The rapid emergence of the marijuana industry and what it means for safety regulators

    It’s not often a massive industry emerges seemingly overnight, but that’s what’s happened with legal marijuana. In just a few short years, the drug has gone from total prohibition to a thriving legal...
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  • #TBT From the NFPA Archives: Vintage poster promotes proper disposal of smoking materials

    With the start of summer and wildfire season already going strong this year, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at some of NFPA’s vintage messaging. This “Are You Guilty?” poster ...
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  • Journal NOW: An emergency medicine physician who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tells his story

    This is the second in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members. Watch the first here, and look for the third on Thursday, July 12.  It can happen anyw...
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  • Journal NOW: A former law enforcement officer who was shot 15 times responding to an active shooter tells his story

        This is the first in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members. The second will be published on Thursday, June 28.  Brian Murphy isn’t s...
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  • Journal NOW: Highlights of the 2018 NFPA Technical Meeting, award recipients, and more from C&E

    The 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo (C&E) came to a close last week as the Technical Meeting finished Thursday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The meeting lasted about eight hours, wi...
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  • 2018 Technical Meeting Results, Thursday, June 14, 2018

    During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.   72-1 Group Amending Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 386 and 387...
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  • Journal NOW: One year after Grenfell, a user of NFPA's facade fire risk assessment tool praises its effectiveness

    Today is the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed over 70 people in West London. I wrote about the incident in an article for NFPA Journal published in August called "London Calling." The bl...
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  • 'An umbrella that everybody can stand under': Panelists present on NFPA 3000 at C&E

    Seated, left to right: John Montes, NFPA; Otto Drozd, Orange County (Florida) Fire Rescue; Craig Cooper, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue; and Richard Smith, Wakefield (Massachusetts) Police Department Hundreds were...
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  • Journal NOW: NFPA Conference keynote speakers see opportunity in rapidly changing world

    Keller Rinaudo, a robotics innovator and founder of Zipline, speaking at the 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Monday.    In a world changing at warp-speed, what opportunities exi...
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  • New NFPA report shows 40-year low for on-duty firefighter fatalities in the U.S.

    NFPA's annual Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report was released last week, and it shows that in 2017, 60 firefighters died in the line of duty—the lowest number reported since NFPA began collecting...
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  • NFPA welcomes attendees to Las Vegas for its 2018 Conference & Expo

    We've returned to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for NFPA's Conference & Expo. Attendees, exhibitors, and NFPA staff are here preparing for the week ahead, as we host one of the world’s bigg...
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  • Journal NOW: NFPA Conference begins Monday with eye toward future

    NFPA’s annual Super Bowl, the NFPA Conference & Expo, kicks off this Monday in Las Vegas and NFPA Journal has you covered whether you plan to attend or not.   The 2018 conference has a decidedly forwar...
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  • Journal NOW: In the May/June NFPA Journal, a firsthand account of firefighter post-traumatic stress disorder

    Each year, more firefighters and emergency medical services workers are likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. That's part of of the context for "Back From the Brink," our Perspectives piece in the May/Ju...
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