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Kristin Bigda
No further detail is needed to understand that the events that took place last week in Parkland, Florida were horrific and devastating.  It will no doubt have an impact on building and occupant safety going forward and the issues that our Codes face in the future.    As both a mom and fire protection engineer I find myself bouncing back between… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
  Raising chickens as  hobby is popular. Hobby farmers enjoy raising chickens as livestock or pets. Our new Backyard Chicken Coop safety tip sheet gives guidance for protecting people, property and flocks from fire.
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Fred Durso
It's a wonder fire sprinklers in homes can be such a contentious point when they have the power to save lives, as you're about to read:    South Carolina For the second time in a matter of weeks, fire sprinklers here extinguished a residential fire before the fire department had arrived. In this incident in Port Royal, a kitchen fire activated… (Show more)
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meredith hawes
Public Education Coordinator Stan Barnes, of the Farmington Hills Fire Department, took a recent news story to heart.  Stan reached out to his fellow firefighters across the state of Michigan sharing, with heavy heart, the news of a fatal accident that occurred at a fire station.  "We share in their grief and realize that as safe as we are, and… (Show more)
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dvigstol
If you've played the NEC Challenge App, then you have answered the questions, competed against electrical code fanatics from around the country and improved your NEC knowledge. But do you have what it takes to come up with the actual questions for the Challenge? If so, NFPA has a way for you to join in its creation. If you can send an email; you… (Show more)
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Laura King
Teaching public education is sometimes like coaching very young hockey players; you never know quite how much information is getting through until little Johnny puts the puck deep, gives chase, then passes to a teammate in front of the net to score – just as practised!   Capt. Robert Taylor, a paid on-call firefighter for the City of Maple Ridge… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In our latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about the upcoming Home Fire Sprinkler Day set for Saturday, May 19, 2018. Start planning your event today.   You'll also read about:    our new report that gives examples of fire sprinklers saving lives a city recently passing a requirement for home fire sprinklers and… (Show more)
Fred Durso
In our latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about the upcoming Home Fire Sprinkler Day set for Saturday, May 19, 2018. Start planning your event today.   You'll also read about:    our new report that gives examples of fire sprinklers saving lives a city recently passing a requirement for home fire sprinklers and… (Show more)
Fred Durso
In our latest edition of NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read about the upcoming Home Fire Sprinkler Day set for Saturday, May 19, 2018. Start planning your event today.   You'll also read about:    our new report that gives examples of fire sprinklers saving lives a city recently passing a requirement for home fire sprinklers and… (Show more)
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Angelo Verzoni
Getty Images Making matters worse for the millions of Americans who lost their homes to hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters in 2017 are hundreds of thousands of fraudsters trying to capitalize on their losses. The Economist reported earlier this month that more than 200,000 applications for disaster aid from the Federal Emergency… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Burn survivor Rob Feeney addresses crowd during news conference marking the 15th anniversary of The Station Nightclub fire   Looking dapper in his firefighter dress blues, Rob Feeney recently addressed a crowd and media members gathered at West Warwick, Rhode Island. Fifteen years ago on this site, a casual night out with his fiancee, Donna… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Did you know that there is a category of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards that you can apply for to complete a wildfire preparedness project for an individual property owner?  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards can be used by a neighborhood, fire department, youth group, civic group or other entity to help… (Show more)
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Christopher Coache
Since this blog is dedicated to NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, readers should be aware that it is time to submit a public input to improve electrical safety for all employees. The public input process is now open for the 2021 edition of the standard. As an industry we must be doing something right. There were over 580… (Show more)
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