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Nikolas Friehs
Drones were once viewed as tech toys only purchased for the novelty of taking pictures and videos from new angles. The uses for drones, however, have changed and so too have perceptions about them.   In recent weeks, we have seen drones effectively employed during recovery efforts in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Drones can be used… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
  Tuesday, September 12, began with sunshine and an opportunity to meet and greet the presenters and attendees at the registration table at the 16th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection & Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference (AUBE ’17/SUPDET® 2017).   While the Fire Protection Research… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
  During the session Promoting A Culture Of Safety And Fitness To Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease, and Injuries in Boston Firefighters at NFPA’s Conference & Expo (C&E), Dr. Michael Hamrock, a former firefighter and medical director for the Boston Fire Department (BFD), made an impressive case for prioritizing firefighter health and safety.     A… (Show more)
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Olga Caledonia
What started as a regular business day in Mexico City, enjoying breakfast with colleagues and gearing up for meetings, was soon followed (to my surprise) by an annual safety drill as the country remembered the devastating September 19, 1985 earthquake that killed approximately 9,500.    I was fortunate to be part of yesterday's disaster… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
I'm excited to be presenting a free webinar on Thursday, September 28 at 1 p.m. ET, which will provide an overview of the key changes in the 2018 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code. This will be a great opportunity to learn about new provisions as jurisdictions update their adoptions to this latest edition. Some of the new provisions I'll be… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
September is Campus Fire Safety Month and NFPA and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are working together to help raise awareness of the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus housing. During this third week of our “Campus Fire Safety for Students” campaign, we’re focusing on the dangers of… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Tip of the hat to Paul Eichler, chair of the Delaware Fire Sprinkler Coalition, for setting the record straight on home fire sprinklers. Following a letter to the editor in which Eichler promoted the importance of fire sprinkler requirements, a reader responded with less-than-flattering statements about requiring this technology.    The reader… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Many people have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In stressful times like these, having access to personal financial, insurance, and medical records is crucial for beginning the process of recovering. During this third week of National Preparedness Month the theme is “Practice and Build out… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
  Welcome to Week 3 of National Preparedness Month! Our friends at Ready.gov suggest that this week, it’s time to build out and practice your emergency plan. For the grown-ups,  the theme relates well to both financial preparedness (making sure you have enough insurance, knowing where all your important documents are, doing a home inventory) and… (Show more)
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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
  Large wildfires in wildland‐urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, including massive community evacuation, property losses, damage to infrastructure, injuries, and in some instances, fatalities. Very often, the wisdom derived from previous WUI disasters in other regions is the only source available to identify… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
Just as Texas, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina begin the long task of recovery in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the country now braces for Hurricanes Jose and Maria, which are bringing extreme rain, wind and flooding back to the Caribbean and along the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts over the next few days.   During this… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
  Every day seven people die from American home fires, and another 13,000 are injured each year. These statistics, while important, are only a small piece of America's complex home fire problem.   There are ripple effects to fire that the statistics don’t explain and the nightly news rarely covers. Once a home’s flames have been extinguished and… (Show more)
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Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan
 Members of Cascadel Woods Fire Brigade at April 15 work day - Carol Eggink   When reading through annual Firewise USA renewals, you never know what you might find.  Typically we hear about community chipper days, educational booths, outreach efforts and larger scale vegetation removal projects.  This year, Cascadel Woods shared the day their… (Show more)
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