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kristinbigda
Click to view contentIt's back to school time. Time for teachers open their classrooms for the new school year and welcome students back to classes. Soon artwork will cover the walls, student projects will be on display, and lockers will be overflowing with books and supplies. It is also a time for fire inspectors to walk the halls of schools, checking for fire code… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view content  Set near the base of 49° North Mountain Resort, Flowery Trail is an ideal getaway for ski enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors.  A little over an hour north of Spokane, WA, the community is set in a forest of Lodgepole and other pines.  The location and terrain allow for recreation year round, with skiing in the winter to mountain biking… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentOn September 2, a fire aboard the Conception diving boat killed over 30 people off the coast of California. Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office     The early-morning fire that rapidly consumed the Conception diving boat, killing 34 of the boat's 39 passengers, off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, Monday is a prime example of… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view content  The above image displays how a concealed attic space acted as a flue to spread a fire that destroyed St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 27, 1920.   From NFPA Quarterly vol. 14, no.2 (1920):   The fire was discovered about 4 A.M. burning on the roof of the parish house. This is the addition at the rear of the church,… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentThere's no time like the present to help your family prepare for disasters.  Join NFPA throughout the month of September as we participate in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA.  We'll share different resources from Fire Break and Safety Source to help you address wildfire and home safety concerns.  Week 1: Save Early for Disaster… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentThe Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award, which NFPA presents each year, recognizes educators who take the lead roll in making their communities safer. The 2019 recipient is City of Kingsport Fire Department Public Education Officer Barry Brickey. Periodically, NFPA will be highlighting techniques Brickey has used to successfully engage… (Show more)
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Chris Farrell
Click to view contentToday marks the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11, and is one of those days that always makes me stop and reflect on those we lost and on all the lives affected.  On this day last year, I shared a remembrance from Stephen King who I have had the pleasure of getting to know through his role as the Chair on the Technical Committee for NFPA 1971 and… (Show more)
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msnow
Click to view contentNFPA’s Wildfire Division is excited to announce the release of a new brochure: Taking Control of Your Wildfire Risk. This brochure is an introduction to the Firewise USA program with information on the critical role that residents play in reducing their wildfire risk and why it is also important to work together with neighbors. The brochure is… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentAt the 2019 NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio, I presented a program that covered NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace and energized work permits. For that presentation, those attending were to consider work tasks and the justification for energized work. Scenarios presented were taken from National Institute for… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view contentGetty Images   According to a new NFPA report called Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, more than 21,000 firehouses across the country are beyond 40 years of age and the estimated total cost to replace them is $70-$100 billion.   The findings come out at a time when the condition of roads, transportation resources, energy grids and… (Show more)
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Chris Farrell
Click to view content9.11.01 will always be remembered, not just by the fire service, but by this nation. All the altered lives, all the people affected, even years later, leave an imprint that will never fade. As someone who came into the fire service after that event, I was the beneficiary of the extra attention paid to us in the form of greater staffing,… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view content  Do you have a plan for an emergency? It’s important to make a plan today. Throughout the month of September, NFPA will be participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. During this second week of the public awareness campaign the focus is on being prepared if disaster strikes. Here are some steps: Put together a plan by… (Show more)
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