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Gregory Harrington
You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what sort of protection does it need? The answer, as in the majority of cases when we’re talking about codes, is: “It depends.” Remember that NFPA… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
The 2018 edition of 70E is now available! NFPA is pleased to offer a free fact sheet that provides an overview of the standard along with answers to some of the questions you have about it. They include:   The purpose of NFPA 70E • The relationship between NFPA 70E and other codes and standards • The relationship between OSHA’s standards and… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
A statewide, fire sprinkler requirement for all new homes in Pennsylvania was set to take place in 2011. Then, sprinkler opponents there helped kill the requirement. (Read this report documenting how homebuilder influence aided the elmination of this requirement.)     Despite the statewide ban for sprinkler requirements, Pennsylvania safety… (Show more)
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Ed Conlin
  The NFPA Standards Council has received a New Project Initiation Request from the fire service asking NFPA consider developing an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish the minimum requirements for the effective contamination control of fire department personal, their personal protective equipment (PPE), accessories, and equipment.   … (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler.    Students at Seneca's School of Fire Protection with varied interests in fire protection and safety participated in the demonstration. Fire protection… (Show more)
Fred Durso
Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler.    Students at Seneca's School of Fire Protection with varied interests in fire protection and safety participated in the demonstration. Fire protection… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
In an effort to recognize educators who take a lead role in making their communities safer, NFPA presents the Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award. The application deadline is February 9, 2018. NFPA is looking for fire and life safety educators in the United States and Canada who Work for a local fire department or fire marshal’s… (Show more)
in Safety Source
Cathy Prudhomme
Updated wildfire risk reduction guidelines that contribute to making homes safer during a wildfire are now available in a tri-fold brochure printed in both English and Spanish. The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA™ program’s newest resource, How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires includes information that highlights the… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
Firewise and the simple value of recognizing local risk-reduction accomplishments were shared this past November at the UK Wildfires2017 conference (#UKWildfireConf17) in Bournemouth, England. NFPA had the great privilege to present at the conference and support the England & Wales Wildfire Forum and the Scottish Wildfire Forum in their conference… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
NFPA's Don Bliss and Jim Pauley (center left) pose with fire and life safety leaders in Israel   NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley delivered keynote remarks today at the Fire Protection Association of Israel Annual Conference.   NFPA collaborated with stakeholders in Israel two years ago to help launch the Israeli Fire Protection Association.… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
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