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debbiebaio
NFPA 1937, Standard for the Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Rescue Tools, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication of its First Draft Report.  NFPA 1937 shall specify minimum requirements for the selection, care, maintenance,… (Show more)
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freddurso
During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA created a new portion of their trailer to showcase how a closed door impacts fire spread.    According to NFPA,… (Show more)
freddurso
During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA created a new portion of their trailer to showcase how a closed door impacts fire spread.    According to NFPA,… (Show more)
freddurso
During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA created a new portion of their trailer to showcase how a closed door impacts fire spread.    According to NFPA,… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
  Gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes in our new interactive  class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn. This easy to follow course is available on our website, does not require a log in, and should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
In the September/October 2018 edition, the NFPA Journal remembers the 100th anniversary of Minnesota’s chaotic and deadly Cloquet fire.    Starting on October 12, 1918, the wildfire would tear through 35 towns, leaving thousands of structures destroyed and nearly 560 fatalities in its path.     The article shares newspaper reports of the time… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s topic comes to you from Val Ziavras, a Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA.  Special thanks to Val for her contribution to this blog and discussing one of the many subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   This week is Fire Prevention Week (FPW) and the campaign is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; and on the Second Draft Report (Fall 2018) to NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs: NFPA 99, Errata 99-18-2, referencing various sections in Chapters 5 and 15 of the 2018… (Show more)
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freddurso
Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that by 2030 all baby boomers will be older than 65. This age group is expected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.    … (Show more)
freddurso
Adults 65 or older comprise only 13 percent of the U.S. population, but 30 percent of all home fire victims fell into this age group, according to NFPA. Trends examined by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that by 2030 all baby boomers will be older than 65. This age group is expected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.    … (Show more)
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meredithhawes
  Big, bold efforts were made in Michigan this week in effort to raise awareness for Fire Prevention Week, with an end-goal to affect the fire fatality rate that seems to be on the rise in Michigan.  A state-wide proclamation was signed by Governor Rick Snyder proclaiming October as not just Fire Prevention Week, but Fire Prevention Month,… (Show more)
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kellyransdell
Fire Departments in six states received Fire Prevention Week kits from State Farm Community outreach grants this October.  Thanks to the generosity of State Farm, agents delivered kits to fire departments to expand their fire prevention activities.  Fire Departments that attended fire safety summits in three states and other trainings in Michigan… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
This week, North American schools, communities, and fire departments are observing Fire Prevention Week (FPW). Since 1922, NFPA has sponsored the public observance of FPW. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed FPW a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During this week, children,… (Show more)
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