• Baltimore Explosion Kills Two, Injures Dozens and Highlights a Need for Fuel Gas Detection

      Yesterday morning, an explosion, most likely involving natural gas, ripped through three rowhouses in northwest Baltimore, leaving two dead and seven more transported to hospitals. The blast occurred on the 4-...
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  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • The Next Generation of Fire and Life Safety Information – the News You’ve Been Waiting for from NFPA

    On Tuesday, August 4th, NFPA will celebrate a new milestone in its long, storied history.   Over the last century-plus, a wide range of stakeholders have turned to NFPA codes and standards to do their jobs effic...
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  • With public displays cancelled, video urges people to avoid consumer fireworks and burden on front line workers

    UPDATE: With July 4 weekend just days away and Canada Day celebrations happening today (July 1), we want to remind everyone about the dangers of consumer fireworks. The blog post below highlights the damage incurred b...
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  • Jaime Gutiérrez to build on NFPA’s long history of helping public and private authorities improve life safety in Latin America

    NFPA has a new international development director advancing government responsibility, fire and life safety infrastructure, code compliance, emergency response strategies, public education, and trade skills developmen...
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  • As States Loosen Stay-at-Home Restrictions in Response to COVID-19, NFPA Underscores Electrical Safety in Pools and at Marinas During Summer Months

    With the arrival of summer and the July 4th holiday weekend just around the corner, people across the country are eager to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders. As many states begin allowing for more ou...
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  • NFPA award winners work to enhance fire and life safety in a variety of ways

    Each year in June, NFPA honors various professionals working in different ways to reduce loss in our world. These individuals are raising awareness of persistent challenges, addressing hazards in new, innovative ...
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  • NFPA Provides Tips for Grilling Safely this Memorial Day and Beyond, Particularly as the Public Continues to Stay at Home in Response to COVID-19

      While there will likely be fewer gatherings with family and friends this Memorial Day in response to COVID-19, many observances of the holiday this year will likely continue to involve outdoor grilling. Plus, ...
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  • International Firefighters’ Day: Recognizing and Supporting Firefighters in Their All-Hazards Role

    Today, May 4th, is International Firefighters’ Day. Each year on this day, firefighters are celebrated – and rightly so.   Most people have an image of firefighters clad in heavy coats, over-sized boo...
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  • On International Firefighters' Day, say thanks by taking responsibility for your own safety

    May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day. This special event memorializes a fatal event in which 5 volunteers from the Geelong West Fire Brigade in Australia lost their lives while bravely fighting an intense wi...
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  • Getting My Ducks In a Row: The Importance of Professional Connections

    Last week, my teenage son came to me and said, “Yo, Mom. Can we get some baby ducks?” No joke. He really said “Yo, Mom.” (Cue the eye roll.) And he really asked for ducks. (Cue the eyebrow lift...
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  • New podcast explores community risk reduction and COVID-19

    When COVID-19 first made landfall in the United States in late February, it immediately took a heavy toll on the Life Care Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, where elderly residents began falling ill an...
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  • CRR: Where Data is (Tiger) King

    #tigerkingnetflix         #tigerkingmemes   COVID-19 has flipped our world upside down. Whether you’re on the front lines of this global health crisis or doing your part by staying...
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  • An Offer Instead of an Ask: Building Partnerships During a Global Pandemic

    At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, a call came from the Community Outreach Coordinator in my town seeking volunteers to assist with a newly implemented meal share program. To ensure no residents would be hungry ...
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  • Maryland State Fire Marshal Reports Increase in Home Cooking Fires as Residents Follow “Stay at Home” Policies

      As the public has largely remained at home in response to COVID-19, NFPA has anticipated that higher-than-normal use of home cooking, heating, and electrical equipment would likely result in an increase o...
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  • Your Data Toolbox in the Age of COVID-19: Feeding Your Community Risk Assessment

    While we owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees in this war against COVID-19, we should also offer a tip of the hat to the data scientists workin...
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  • PODCAST: The COVID-19 Crisis in Europe

    https://nfpa.libsyn.com/the-covid-19-crisis-in-europe On the NFPA Journal Podcast this week, Pieter Maes, a firefighter EMT at the Brussels fire department in Belgium, talks about the extraordinary steps that ...
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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and ele...
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  • The Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute Weighs in On Low Levels of PPE for Responders During COVID-19 Times

      (Meghan Housewright is Director of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute, which supports policymakers around the globe in protecting people and property from fire and other hazards with best practice...
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  • Virtual Outreach: Three Ways to Protect and Serve in Times of Social Distancing

    (A recent example of a fire department using Twitter to engage community members and share safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic.)   Calling all community relations coordinators, life safety educators, ...
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