• How to Use A Fire Extinguisher - PASS

    One of the things you probably see on a daily basis is a fire extinguisher. When you are at work, at school, and certain other places, you may walk past a fire extinguisher. Hopefully, you have one at your home as wel...
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  • How to Put Out A Grease Fire

    Cooking is said to be the number one cause of fire and injuries in many homes. According to statistics, over 160,000 homes are annually affected by fires that result from cooking. A large percentage of these infernos ...
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  • How Does a Furnace Work In a House? - What to Know

    If you have a heating system in your home, you probably are using one equipped with one of the most common furnaces around; gas or electricity. Modern furnaces have come a long way from the early versions that used wo...
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  • Gas Furnace Inspection Checklist

    Do you know what to look for during regular maintenance on your furnace? This is one of the biggest investments in your home, and you don’t want to replace it before it’s worn out. Most importantly, modern...
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  • How Many Patio Heaters do I Need?

    If you have a nice individual home, then odds are you’d like to enjoy the outdoor space as well. Constructing a patio without any doubt is one of the most common ways of using the open space effectively. However...
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  • HVAC Smells Like Burning Plastic - Prevent a Home Electrical Fire

    Having an odor come out of your HVAC system is a red flag. Sometimes, the bad odor will go away, especially if you haven't used that system in a long time. Although in most cases, a burnt plastic odor, or a musty smel...
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  • Fire Rated Door Garage to House

    According to information published by the Topical Fire Series reports (Residential Building Garage Fires 2009-2011*), 2% of all residential fires originated in the attached garage of residential buildings. The root ca...
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  • Ver para creer

    Los Bomberos sabemos que las puertas son el elemento clave para frenar los incendios en vivienda. En este collage de imágenes podéis ver que los más  de 700 grados que se acumulan en el techo...
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  • Fire Safety for Kids - Prevention Tips & Training

    Unfortunately, no one knows when or where a fire tragedy will strike any home. However, we can address and plan in advance with teaching fire safety for kids. A home fire and devastating experiences will affect the en...
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  • Does Wildfire Mitigation Work?

    If you are wondering if wildfire safety projects are worth the effort, check out the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’snew blog, “Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting....
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  • Unlocking the Power of Data  - the NFPA Analytics Sandbox

    At a recent NFPA Smart Home Summit, hosted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, one could have easily been carried away by the exciting opportunities afforded by the availability of novel sensor data that have ...
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  • Using community risk reduction to help prevent disasters like the fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico

    On Wednesday our Division Manager of International Programs, Olga Calendonia, wrote an excellent blog post about the devastating fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico this week, which has now claimed 35 lives a...
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  • NFPA 1300 can help fire and emergency services demonstrate that community risk reduction works

    The article "Proving Risk Reduction Works: The Case in Point" by Mark Chubb of the IAFC describes the challenge facing fire and emergency services to prove the effectiveness of community risk reduction efforts. C...
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  • NFPA hosts ISO Sustainable Cities and Communities standards meetings

    NFPA is winding down a week of meetings at its conference center in Quincy, MA with members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Committee TC 268 Sustainable Cities and Communities.   Repr...
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  • Economic decision-making in fire and electrical safety

    On August 17th a diverse group of fire service, building regulatory and research professionals met at NFPA to try to answer a question. In a world where decisions are increasingly being driven by dollars and cents, ho...
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  • Five Key Things to Know About Your Burn Injury Claim

    Fire accidents are among the leading causes of domestic and industrial-related deaths in the US. Close to 1,350 deaths have been reported in the US throughout this year alone. Young children and older people are more ...
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  • Fire Marshals and Occupant Loads

    There has been a significant interest recently by our national media regarding occupant load capacities and we would like to provide the following information to the general public.  Fire Marshals are appointed b...
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  • Forbes, NFPA and emerging leaders agree – data is the backbone of business today

    This spring, right about the time that NFPA was ushering in its inaugural crop of data analytics interns, Forbes Magazine came out with its list of Best Jobs in 2016. Topping the list was data science, proving that bu...
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  • Forbes, NFPA and emerging leaders agree – data is the backbone of business today

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  • So how many people can fit in a venue? Campaign and other events underscore the importance of fire code adherence

      Last week, presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized fire marshals in a few states for upholding occupancy requirements at campaign events. The story created a bit of a buzz but also an opportunity for a ...
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