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cathylongley
Click to view contentThe Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA is overseeing a two-year project on the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event – thanks to Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from FEMA.   The technical committee for NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program… (Show more)
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pstaples
Click to view contentHalloween has become a hugely popular time for fun and festivities, but with it comes the potential for a variety of fire hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to take these simple precautions to stay safe without sacrificing that fun.   According to NFPA research, between 2012 and 2016, decorations were the… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentMillions of people across the world are renting or hosting peer-to-peer hospitality services, such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner. According to property management experts, on any given night, two million people are staying in Airbnb rentals somewhere in the world. Safety requirements vary across jurisdictions and not all facilities are… (Show more)
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lcapland
The Rawlins Fire Department in Rawlins, Wyoming hosted a side-by-side burn to promote home fire sprinklers and the impact was clear. As fire ravaged the unsprinklered room, "bystanders dumbstruck by the spectacular sight" as Rawlins' longtime fire chief John Rutherford narrated the "controlled catastrophe" reported Rawlins Times.com.   For the… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentDid you know that many of California’s worst wildfires have historically occurred in the fall? Recent examples from last year include the Camp Fire which caused 86 fatalities and destroyed 18,804 structures and the Woolsey Fire which destroyed 1,643 structures and caused 3 fatalities. In fact, CAL Fire’s statistics show that 15 of the top 20… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA teamed up with Domino’s yesterday to kick off our joint Fire Prevention Week program in coordination with the Flint Fire Department. Sixty-five first graders from a local elementary school in Flint, Michigan were invited to the station, where they learned about key home escape planning and practice messages highlighted in this year’s… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentSince 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire.… (Show more)
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david.hague
Click to view contentAccording to the Farmers Almanac, this winter will be freezing, frigid and frosty with wide temperature swings reminiscent of a Polar Coaster. Here’s how you can prepare your building’s fire protection systems to cope with the cold. Wet pipe systems as their name suggests are filled with water and we know that water will freeze when temperatures… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view content  Wherever there is electrical energy there is a potential for an exposure to an electrical hazard. What makes a work environment safe from electrical hazards? For that matter, who makes sure that you are not exposed to electrical hazards? Is it the equipment manufacturer, your employer, or someone else? Although all of these play a part in… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentHello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Brian O'Connor, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Brian for his contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and discussing one of the many important subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   Looking for information on… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Fires in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, such as large community evacuation, property losses social disruption, short- and long-term damage to infrastructure, injuries, and evacuee and responder fatalities. Wildland fires represent an important safety issue in many regions of the world. The future… (Show more)
amandakimball
Click to view contentFires in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, such as large community evacuation, property losses social disruption, short- and long-term damage to infrastructure, injuries, and evacuee and responder fatalities. Wildland fires represent an important safety issue in many regions of the world. The future… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
IMPORTANT NOTE: This video was designed with messages for adult audiences, not children.   Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is officially here, and we’re encouraging all fire departments and safety educators to make the most of it! With this year's theme year, “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape.," our ultimate goal… (Show more)
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