• 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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  • RFP Now Open for FPRF Project: Performance Criteria for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Systems

      Request for Proposals are now open for the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) research project to study Performance Criteria for Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection Systems. NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft ...
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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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  • Fire Protection Research Foundation Project - Female Firefighter PPE Survey Opportunity

      Structural and wildland firefighting turnout suits are primarily developed for the male firefighter, despite the growing number of women firefighters in the fire protection community. Studies have shown that w...
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  • Fire Protection Research Foundation 2020 Semi-Annual Activity Summary

    This is a semi-annual update on Fire Protection Research Foundation activities. Although we may not be running into you at meetings and conferences these days, or seeing you at NFPA Headquarters - our team remains foc...
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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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  • New video, NFPA Journal story detail future of crowd monitoring technology

    With COVID-19 still gripping the world, it may be a while before you find yourself in a large crowd. But when that day comes, perhaps you'll be under the watchful eye of new crowd monitoring technology.    ...
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  • Free webinar on “Time-Restricted Eating for Improving Overall Health and Sleep Among Firefighters"

      Firefighters encounter continual disruptions to their eating and sleeping patterns (circadian rhythm) due to the nature of their work. This can compromise their metabolic fitness and lead them to be considered...
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  • NFPA’s U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Report Reflects Significant Milestones, including Fewer than 50 On-Duty Firefighter Deaths in 2019

    A Massachusetts firefighter was killed battling a four-alarm house fire after helping two of his colleagues reach safety and searching for additional people trapped inside. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via...
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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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  • 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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  • Full Webinar Now Available: Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Structures and Vehicle Carriers      

    Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g. fuels, plastics, and synthetic materials) into their...
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  • Free Webinar on Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Garages and Vehicle Carriers       

    Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g., fuels, plastics, and synthetic materials) into thei...
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  • Three years after Grenfell, UK announces major funding to strip high-rises of dangerous cladding

    Some promising announcements related to building and life safety were made this week in the UK. The secretary of state for Housing, Communities, and Local Government introduced a new £1 billion Building Safety F...
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  • Whether It’s Today or Tomorrow, Medics Always Show Up

    Prior to COVID-19, I had entertained the thought of writing a blog during National EMS Week about the ways that NFPA collaborates with the EMS community on contamination control, various health and safety concerns, on...
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  • New video content, NFPA Journal article explore the persistent global problem of facade fires

    Click image to watch a new Learn Something New episode on facade fires.      June 14 will mark the three-year anniversary of the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire, during which smoke and flames rac...
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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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  • Demobilizing buildings under construction, alteration or demolition during COVID-19 construction shutdown

      COVID-19 is having an immediate and drastic impact on the construction industry with job sites being abandoned and workers being furloughed. A byproduct of these unprecedented pandemic-related changes has been ...
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  • Today in fire history: Storage facility fire destroys causes over $100 million property loss

    On June 21, 1982, K Mart's 1.2 million distribution center in Falls Township, PA, was totally destroyed. The fire was accidental, and started when a carton of carburetor and choke cleaner fell to the ground from ...
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