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rsolomon
Click to view contentCan classroom doors be locked to prevent an intruder from entering? Can a fire alarm system be disabled to prevent it from being used to draw people outside? These are among the more frequently asked questions we’ve received from school administrators and community officials working to protect their schools from acts of targeted violence.   While… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentWildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. And while many communities, organizations, groups, and individuals are thinking about what project to undertake on May 4, they may not know how to take the needed steps to organize an event.   To help, NFPA has created a new Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Toolkit just for this… (Show more)
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econlin
Click to view contentEarlier this week, NFPA was contacted by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS/ASPR) Division, as the agency has made a change in the system platform they use to monitor the location of electricity dependent DME (ventilators, oxygen concentrators, powered suction pumps) populations… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentFrom Volunteer Firemen v.6, no.3 (1939): “Ignitze” is an ingenious public education device designed by F.L. McCament of the U.S. Forest Service and used at the New Mexico State Fair with the help of the Albuquerque Fire Department. Operated by firemen inside the “fire-proofed” skin, “Ignitze” has matches for horns, moves his eyes, jaws and legs,… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentToday’s blog was written by Val Ziavras, a Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA. Special thanks to Val for her contribution to this blog and discussing one of the many subjects addressed in the Fire Code! Fire-resistance-rated assemblies play a vital role in fire safety. However, an assembly is only as good as its weakest point - the openings. How do… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentThis week we bring you a poster from 1945 than warns of the dangers involved with hot work. According to NFPA, “Hot work is any activity or process that involves open flames or that generates sparks or heat and includes: Welding and allied processes; heat treating; grinding; thawing pipes; powder-driven fasteners; hot riveting; torch-applied… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view content  NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® has been processed through the First Draft stage and will soon be open for public comment. The first draft will be posted on or before February 27, 2019 allowing you to review what occurred during the First Draft. When the first draft is posted it will be available at… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe February 2019 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue:   New project on Fire Service Analysts and Informational Technical Specialists Professional Qualifications New projects seeking members for Spaceports and Remote Inspections Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking… (Show more)
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faithberry
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. If you know what project your community will engage in on May 4, now’s the time to apply for a funding award that can help offset the costs. Our newest video below can help walk you through the applications process. The deadline to apply is March 1, so give yourself plenty of time… (Show more)
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ctuttle
Ever wonder what engineers actually do? There are so many disciplines within engineering today that it can be difficult to keep up! Since NFPA employs many engineers, the Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) group at NFPA will be celebrating Engineers Week from February 17th to 23rd to raise awareness of engineers'… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentIn July 2018, a heatwave across the United Kingdom lead to record breaking wildfires.  They burned across heathlands in the south and moors packed with deep peat in the midlands.  Two podcasts by BBC Radio 4’s Open Country explore the impacts of these fires immediately following, and again 6 months later.  They are both 25-minute podcasts but well… (Show more)
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jesseroman
Click to view contentJennifer Taylor, left, working with San Diego firefighter Ben Vernon, who was stabbed by a patient in 2015.   As detailed in the January/February issue of NFPA Journal, violence against first responders has become a serious issue in many countries across the Western world. Unfortunately, with no adequate system in place to track these incidents,… (Show more)
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