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jrodowicz
Click to view contentToday we look back at a historic fire incident that had a significant influence on modern firefighting tactics.     The Blackwater Fire began with an electrical storm on August 18, 1937 near Blackwater Creek in Shoshone National Forest area of Wyoming. When the fire was first noticed, it looked like it only covered an area of two acres.… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view content  According to numerous news sources, including CNN, more than 10,000 people in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka were displaced when a massive fire swept through a shantytown inhabited largely by poor garment factory workers last Friday evening. The loss could have been far greater, if the majority of residents were not off celebrating the Muslim… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentLooking for ways to engage people in wildfire risk discussions and projects? Learn about five unique solutions developed by communities around the country to help get public participation in wildfire risk reduction activities.    1. TOWN HALL MEETING: Sun City, Texas, an active Firewise USA site, hosts an annual “Town Hall Meeting” to help… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentThe Second Draft meeting for NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been completed. There were 45 Second Revisions developed out of the 115 Public Comments submitted. Soon these proposed revisions will be on the way to the Technical Committee for formal ballot. The result of that ballot will determine if the Second Revisions… (Show more)
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lcapland
Click to view contentPhoto Credit: Associated Press   It was with heavy hearts that four siblings, ages nine months to eight years old, were laid to rest over the weekend. The children were four out of the five that were killed in a home daycare fire in Erie, Pennsylvania. The fifth child, a two-year-old boy, will be laid to rest today.   The cause of the fire is… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentResidents across the nation have been busy in 2019 taking steps to increase the ignition resistance of homes and communities from wildfire.  Here at NFPA we've seen increased interest in the Firewise USA program as neighbors connect with each other to reduce their shared risk.  With over 1,500 sites in the program, we'd like to take a moment to… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
  Valerie Ziavras, Engineer and Staff Liaison for NFPA 1 and Michele Steinberg, Director of NFPA’s Wildfire Division teamed up in this recent NFPA Live session. They discussed today’s growing risk of wildfire disasters and the resources available in both NFPA’s educational material and its standards, including NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapter 17,… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems; NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, NFPA 400, Hazardous… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view content  Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to, for example, the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g. fuels, plastics, synthetic materials, etc.) into their designs. As alternative fuel vehicles are popularized, concerns regarding their unique hazards, burn… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view content  From The NFPA Quarterly v.32, no.2, 1938: What is believed to be the first large city portable drill tower designed for holding public exhibition drills in various parts of the city is shown above. The picture shows Boston firemen performing for the first time on the tower at a public exhibition held on historic Boston Common late in September… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA and Domino’s are teaming up for the 12th year in a row to deliver fire safety messages and pizza during Fire Prevention Week (FPW), Oct. 6 -12, 2019. To make this year’s campaign a success, we’re encouraging fire departments to join forces with their local Domino’s store to implement the campaign in their communities.   Here’s how the… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentOn the heels of Arizona, we travel north to visit our fourth Site of Excellence, Red Rock Ranch (RRR).  Just north of Colorado Springs, this community has seen the devastating effects of wildfire up close with the Waldo Canyon (2012) and Black Forest (2013) fires, yet struggled to get engagement and buy-in in their early wildfire preparedness… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentThe August issue of Safety Source, the Public Education newsletter, shows ways for kids to put Fire Prevention Week into action with the Be a Fire Safety Hero lesson plan, includes a checklist for caregivers of older adults, highlights the 12th annual partnership between NFPA and Domino’s Pizza for Fire Prevention Week, and highlights NFPA’s “Get… (Show more)
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