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freddurso
While we have seen some unfortunate setbacks for home fire sprinklers this year (Connecticut, for example), there have been some major successes on the local level. Recently, the Gorham, Maine, Town Council voted to require sprinklers in all new homes. According to a news story, the new "Fire Suppression Systems Ordinance"  takes effect in… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/FPW/Educate/FPW18Checklist.ashx The September issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: A new Fire Prevention Week™ video to add to your toolkit for presentations. A Fire Prevention Week safety checklist to help your community identify potential… (Show more)
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scottsutherland
  A series of California wildfires that killed 44 people was the deadliest fire event in the country in 2017.   That event was one of 21 fires and explosions that were considered catastrophic multiple-death fire events last year, and is presented as part of the excerpted report “Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires and Explosions in the United… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
On the night of September 20, 1929, a deadly night club fire killed 22 people and injured over 50 more in Detroit, Michigan. Background The Study Club was a popular cabaret on the edge of Detroit's downtown district that offered dining and dancing. There's evidence it also served liquor, which was illegal at the time under Prohibition. The… (Show more)
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dgursha
Both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and NFPA publish their own hazard identification system for the identification of hazardous materials. Please be aware that there are major differences between the two identification systems.  The  identification system tied to NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification of the… (Show more)
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freddurso
Florida Fire Sprinkler Coalition Co-Chair Wendy Niles (left) joined Lorrell Bush with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association (middle) and Jeni Pierce, fire marshal with the Clermont Fire Department in Florida, at the 2018 Central Florida Home Expo in Orlando. "We had lots of visitors stop by our booth and feel we made some good impact on both… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
On this third week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to check their insurance coverage. Testimonial videos, flood insurance graphics and guidelines are provided to help people learn more about how to protect their home or business. In addition, NFPA’s Get Ready community toolkit provides a fact… (Show more)
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freddurso
Within the span of a day, two home fires in the same state resulted in four people being injured and an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. There were likely news reports on the fire, but the media did not likely discuss the immediate and long-term aftermath of these fires. In the following commentary, Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire… (Show more)
freddurso
Within the span of a day, two home fires in the same state resulted in four people being injured and an estimated $200,000 worth of damage. There were likely news reports on the fire, but the media did not likely discuss the immediate and long-term aftermath of these fires. In the following commentary, Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
It’s back! After missing out on a few Fridays, I am happy to be back with a Fire Code Friday post!  The past few weeks have been busy here at NFPA.  I have been working most days preparing the (almost) finishing touches for the 2018 NFPA 1 Handbook , due out in a couple of months,  as well as beginning the preparation for the upcoming 2021 Code… (Show more)
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vboutin
As students head back to school, chances are they’re not thinking about all of the fire safety requirements that keep them safe during the school year. As professionals in the field, however, we’re trained to know and follow the Fire Code and related requirements that play a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of our school… (Show more)
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faithberry
  As part of National Preparedness Month on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date), FEMA will be testing the National Emergency Warning System. This warning system test will include two parts, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which broadcasts over radio and television and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) which are… (Show more)
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averzoni
Responders search for victims among the rubble following a bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, in August (Getty Images) This article was first published in NFPA Journal on September 4. Read more articles from the "Dispatches" section of the September/October 2018 issue of NFPA Journal here. In August, a bridge built in the 1960s collapsed in… (Show more)
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