• New NFPA infographic emphasizes key remote video inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle ITM

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a new infographic highlighting five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs. The new graphic underscores the need for defining proced...
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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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  • 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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  • People with disabilities, buildings and COVID-19: 5 steps to ensure accessibility for all

    In the past several months COVID-19 has impacted the globe with significant health, safety and economic challenges. Unfortunately, these challenges have, at times, disproportionately impacted those within the disabili...
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  • NFPA announces new Board member and officers

    NFPA announced its new Officers and the election of Dr. Denis Onieal to its Board of Directors.   Amy Acton, a burn survivor and former burn nurse and nurse manager, has been named Chair of the NFPA Board. For o...
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  • Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem: Skillsets are Incomplete Without Key Safety Component

    A skilled worker who overlooks safety is not a skilled worker.                          ...
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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 Offers 5 Key Tips for Safely Enjoying Outdoor Activities this Summer

    With COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this summer, which presents an increased ri...
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  • Battery banter: Second episode of the new NFPA Podcast examines lithium ion technologies

    The second episode of The NFPA Podcast is now out. The one-hour episode features interviews with NFPA's Brian O'Connor, Matt Paiss of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and hazardous materials expert Scott Sto...
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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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  • New Requirements in the 2020 NEC Help Serve Marina Industry and Keep People Safe from Electric Shock Drowning

    It is that time of year once again, summer! That means for many of us we will find any excuse to make our way to the waterfront. Whether we own a boat, have a friend that owns a boat, or like me, we stand on the other...
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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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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: The Employee’s Responsibility

      What are the primary NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace requirements for an employee? Section 105.3(B) lists one. An employee must comply with the safety-related work practices and proce...
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  • Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem: Failure to Prepare Erodes Community Trust

    With the smell of hydrocarbons still in the air, reassurances that the citizens of Rouen, France could “live and work absolutely normally” just days after over 9,000 pounds of potentially hazardous chemica...
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  • As Some Restaurants Use Outdoor Tents to Re-open, Fire Protection and Life Safety Precautions Must Be Taken

      As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing businesses, specifically restaurants, to open, provided that the seating area for customers is located outside,...
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  • NFPA Announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as Theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020 as Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires

    NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fir...
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  • New NFPA Podcast offers different points of views on electrical, fire, and life safety challenges

    The NFPA Podcast, a new podcast series featuring in-depth interviews on fire, life and electrical safety, launched today with a segment on marijuana. The new podcast utilizes the same journalistic format of the former...
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  • Implementing Remote Video Inspections: 12 Key Lessons

    Up until last month, conversation around Remote Video Inspections (RVI) was limited and sporadic. Discussions were mainly about work on our developing standard or with AHJs looking to drive efficiency in their often r...
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  • NFPA Annual Meeting is happening online now, June 15-17

    For the first time in 124 years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its Annual Meeting online.   The NFPA 2020 Association Annual Meeting and NFPA Conference & Exposition were schedule...
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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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