Blogs

2 updates since last visit
laurenbackstrom
Vision 20/20 just launched their  Fire Safety Materials Generator, created with funding from AFG. The Materials Generator allows fire departments to design their own public education materials based on the latest social marketing research, and customize them to reflect the demographics and fire risks of their community. This online tool makes it… (Show more)
in Safety Source
scottsutherland
Walk down a hallway in an office building, hospital, or other commercial property with suspended ceilings, and you’ll likely see sprinklers protecting the occupied space below. But are sprinklers needed for the space above? That’s the question Matt Klaus, technical services lead for fire protection engineering at NFPA, addresses in his “In… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
kristinbigda
Today’s post is from NFPA staff member, Jennifer Sisco. Jen is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Building and Life Safety Department where she serves as Staff Liaison to multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Smoke Management systems responsible for the development of NFPA 92. Special thanks to Jen for her contribution!     This Friday… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
freddurso
Do you live somewhere that prohibits home fire sprinkler requirements statewide or locally? Do you feel like your hands are tied by laws that actually prohibit a safety feature known to save lives? While these laws may be in place throughout the U.S., they don't ban you from giving your community doses of fire sprinkler education. Or even calling… (Show more)
in FSI
lking
It brightens the day to hear great stories about fire prevention and public education. Here’s one, from Jeff Corriveau, division chief of public education in Springwater, Ontario.   “Just wanted to let you know about a very successful fire-prevention undertaking here in Springwater, and it couldn’t have happened without the NFPA and Sparky.   “We… (Show more)
in Safety Source
averzoni
  This is the third in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members. Watch the first here and the second here. Craig Cooper had never seen anything like it before. It was "surreal," he told me in June.  As a special operations battalion chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Cooper responded on the… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
jrodowicz
We know that summer vacation brings with it lots of travel for some people. So we thought this week would be a good time to remind you to have safe and exciting adventures! According to NFPA, 173,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the US during 2016 resulting in 206 civilian fire deaths and 1,075 civilian fire injuries. There wasn’t much… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
luciandeaton
In the July/August NFPA Journal®, a feature section shares the completed 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report and selected on-duty firefighter fatality case studies. Of the 17 deaths in 2017 at the scene of fires, eight died at wildland fire incidents.   Of these eight wildland firefighter tragedies, three occurred from… (Show more)
in Fire Break
luciandeaton
In the Fall of 2017, the Tubbs fire burned more than 470 homes in one California community. A month later, the same community held their annual Firewise day to maintain their active status in the program.  In the July NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I explore what motivates that community post-wildfire and the value they still see in Firewise USA®… (Show more)
in Fire Break
bprince
Wildland fire shelters are used by firefighters as a last line of defense when trapped by an approaching wildfire. As new and advanced materials become available, these shelters could provide significant performance improvements. This webinar will present the North Carolina State University research project that has provided advanced fire shelter… (Show more)
bprince
Wildland fire shelters are used by firefighters as a last line of defense when trapped by an approaching wildfire. As new and advanced materials become available, these shelters could provide significant performance improvements. This webinar will present the North Carolina State University research project that has provided advanced fire shelter… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
debbiebaio
The First Draft Report for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is available.  Review the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of public comments.  To submit a public comment using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 70 document information page. Once on the NFPA 70 page, select the link "Submit a Public… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
freddurso
Here's a unique fire sprinkler save from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Firefighters there were called to an early-morning, residential fire. Residents told them the fire was inside a vacant apartment. Upon entering the unit, they noticed that the fire sprinkler activation had kept the fire tenable. To fully extinguish the fire, firefighters simply… (Show more)
in FSI
Load more items