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OSHA CITES GLOBAL FOOD COMPANY AFTER 2 WORKERS SUFFER SEVERE INJURIES AT MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS, PROCESSING FACILITY
December 8, 2016 OSHA cites global food company after 2 workers suffersevere injuries at Melrose Park, Illinois, processing facility Kerry Inc. exposed workers to machine hazards MELROSE PARK, Ill. -Read More...

OSHA EMPHASIS PROGRAM FINDS 22 VIOLATIONS AT TEXAS FEED MANUFACTURER
December 8, 2016 OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer Employer Name: CPE Feeds Inc. CPE Feeds Inc. 2102 Lubbock Road 2102 Lubbock Road Brownfield, Texas Brownfield, TeRead More...

OSHA CITES GLOBAL COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER AFTER SECOND WORKER SUFFERS AMPUTATION INJURY IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS
December 8, 2016 OSHA cites global commercial laundry equipment manufacturerafter second worker suffers amputation injury in less than two months Alliance Laundry Systems faces $124K in additional peRead More...

CENTRAL TRANSPORT AGREES TO ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES AT OVER 100 FREIGHT TERMINALS IN US LABOR DEPARTMENT SETTLEMENT
December 7, 2016 Central Transport agrees to enhanced safety measures at over 100 freight terminals in US Labor Department settlement Company-wide forklift hazards to be corrected, safety protocols iRead More...

OSHA REQUESTS COMMENTS, SCHEDULES MEETING ON STANDARD TO PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE IN HEALTHCARE, SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
December 6, 2016 OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard toprevent workplace violence in healthcare, social assistance WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration todRead More...

IN RESPONSE TO NATION’S RECENT DEADLY FIRES, NFPA ENCOURAGES PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS
The fires that occurred this past week in Oakland, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Gatlinburg, Tenn., reinforce that fires can happen anywhere, anytime and with deadly consequences. As people enter public places this holiday season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging everyone to be well aware of their surroundings to best protect themselves in the event of a fire or other emergency. Read More...

NFPA CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIREWISE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM; HONORS NINE PILOT COMMUNITIES FOR THEIR CONTINUED WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
The nine sites being honored are among the first participants in the program’s volunteer grassroots local risk reduction model. In 2002, Firewise Communities/USA was launched as a program that provided an opportunity for residents to work collaboratively with state forestry agencies and fire departments to reduce wildfire risks and increase their overall preparedness for future wildfires. Today, there are nearly 1,400 communities in 39 states participating in the recognition program. Read More...

THANKSGIVING LEADING DAY FOR HOME COOKING FIRES: NEARLY FOUR TIMES AS MANY COOKING FIRES OCCUR ON THANKSGIVING AS ON A TYPICAL DAY
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. Read More...

NFPA’S “NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY OF THE U.S. FIRE SERVICE” REPORT CITES EXTENSIVE NEEDS AND CHALLENGES FACING TODAY’S FIRE SERVICE
Fire service needs are extensive for fire departments of all sizes and in every area, including staffing, training, facilities, apparatus, personal protective equipment (PPE); and health and wellness. Overall, the smaller the community protected, the greater the need. These findings are the results of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2015 “U.S. Needs Assessment Survey of the U.S. Fire Service,” which was officially released today. Read More...

NEW STUDY DOCUMENTS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT OF HOME FIRE SPRINKLERS BY CONSUMERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN STATES REQUIRING THIS TECHNOLOGY
A new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation highlights positive opinions of home fire sprinklers by homeowners and most government officials in U.S. states required to fire sprinkler new homes. Read More...

HAVE A SAFE “TRICK-OR-TREAT” NIGHT WITH NFPA’S HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Halloween is fast-approaching. It won’t be long until the children are wearing costumes and trick or treating for candy. Although this holiday is best known for fun, festivities and games, there are hidden fire hazards on Halloween, too. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has provided Halloween safety tips to ensure that trick-or-treating is safe. Read More...

NFPA AND HOME FIRE SPRINKLER COALITION (HFSC) SPECIAL BONUS ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL®
With its theme of “Final Frontier: The challenge, success, and promise of the home fire sprinkler,” this commemorative edition of the magazine is tied to the 20th anniversary of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC), of which NFPA is a founding member. The issue charts the major HFSC milestones associated with sprinkler education; provides readers with a comprehensive list of resources in community sprinkler adoption efforts; outlines the green benefits of installing home fire sprinklers; and includes a detailed look at how home sprinklers impact fire safety. Read More...

CONNECTICUT FIRE SERVICE LEADERS ADDRESS FATAL HOME FIRE AND LACK OF FIRE PROTECTION IN NEW HOMES
Connecticut’s top fire service organizations joined the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today at the South Fire District in Middletown to address a home fire in September that killed a six-year-old girl in a new home and inaction by state decision makers to provide a key safety feature in new homes. Read More...

FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2016 WILLIAM M. CAREY AND RONALD K. MENGEL AWARDS
The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced winners of the 2015 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards. The award winners were selected by participants at the Foundation’s 2016 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET). Recipients will receive their awards at the 2017 SUPDET Symposium, September 12-14, in College Park, Maryland. Read More...

NFPA AND LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT JOIN FORCES ON FIREFIGHTER FRIDAYS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are hosting a Firefighter Fridays campaign throughout the month of October at the popular Winter Haven, Fla. theme park. Collaborating with Polk County firefighters, NFPA and LEGOLAND Florida Resort will promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” onsite and during outreach to LEGOLAND Florida Resort followers. Fire Prevention Week, the oldest public health campaign on record, is going on right now, Oct. 9-15. Read More...

HOW OFTEN DO SMOKE ALARMS NEED TO BE REPLACED? A NATIONAL SURVEY SHOWS MOST AMERICANS DON’T KNOW
How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national survey conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that nine out of 10 Americans don’t know how often smoke alarms need to be replaced. The correct answer: every 10 years. Read More...

FIRE CHIEFS ENDORSE POSITION PAPERS ON CIVIL UNREST, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS)
Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) last week at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass.. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed the chiefs and provided an overview of the association’s strategic plans, reinforcing the critical role urban fire service leaders play in reaching those goals and initiatives. Read More...

THE U.S. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES FINALIZE RULE DEALING WITH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the final rule requiring seventeen of the provider types governed under Medicare and Medicaid programs to establish a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan. The regulations go into effect on November 15, 2016 with an implementation date of November 15, 2017. The two major requirements in the regulation are: development of an emergency preparedness program, and specialized provisions dealing with emergency and backup power supplies for certain health care facilities. Read More...

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP VIDEO SERIES TEACHES MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT HAZARDS OF WILDFIRE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the release of a new virtual field trip video series as part of its initiative, TakeAction: Teens for Wildfire Safe Communities. More than eight million students in the U.S. in grades 6 – 12 live in a community where wildfires pose a serious threat to lives and property, but many do not know how and why homes burn or what they can do to lessen their family’s risk. Read More...

NFPA RECEIVES ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT FOR NEW NATIONAL FIRE DATA SYSTEM TO HELP THE FIRE SERVICE WITH OPERATIONAL AND COMMUNITY RISK DECISION-MAKING
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to begin the development of a National Fire Data System (NFDS). The goal of NFDS is to address the priority needs of the U.S. fire service and generate quality local and national data for both operational and community risk reduction decision-making. The powerful new tool will incorporate substantial learning from the recently AFG-funded NFORS project and utilize all available and relevant data sources. Read More...

WITH THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY POISED FOR RAPID EXPANSION, NFPA JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS SAFETY PRACTICES, CODE GAPS, INSPECTION ISSUES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE EPICENTER OF THE COUNTRY’S POT BUSINESS
Marijuana is legal in some form in more than two-dozen states, with Colorado, Washington, and Oregon permitting recreational use. In November, voters in five states, including California, will consider legalizing recreational use, and voters in three states will consider allowing medical use. Sales of legal marijuana and related products are already in the billions of dollars annually in the U.S., and estimates put revenues at $28 billion per year if marijuana were legalized nationwide. Read More...

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL® LOOKS AT FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY ISSUES IN THE BOOMING COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE STATE OF COLORADO
In the cover story, “Growing Pains,” Associate Editor Jesse Roman explores the fast-paced commercialization history of marijuana, chronicling Colorado’s transition to medical marijuana legalization and authorized recreational use in just three short years. Growers, inspectors, fire officials, and other stakeholders weigh in on the different hazards that Colorado encountered along the way and that, in some cases, remain unresolved as other states seek to legalize pot later this fall. Read More...

CALLING ALL U.S. FIRE DEPARTMENTS: ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP?
Fire departments that think they’re worthy of some “flashy” attention should start getting camera-ready: Between now and October 7, 2016, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its first-ever “Get Ready for Your Close-Up” catalog contest, where one U.S. fire department will be randomly selected to receive a professional photo shoot for the cover of NFPA’s 2017 Fire Prevention Week catalog. Read More...

NATIONAL CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY MONTH QUIZ/SWEEPSTAKES RAISES STUDENT AWARENESS OF COOKING FIRE HAZARDS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES DURING SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
According to NFPA’s recent report, “Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities and Barracks,” between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 3,970 structure fires in dormitories, fraternities, sororities and other related properties. Approximately seven in 10 fires (71 percent) in these properties began in the kitchen or cooking area. The vast majority (86 percent) of fires in these properties involved cooking equipment. Unattended cooking was the most common cause of cooking fires. Read More...

ERNEST MITCHELL, JR. NAMED HONORARY MEMBER OF METRO CHIEFS
Chief Mitchell, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration, is the third person to have received this prestigious honor in the Metro’s 51-year history. Metro President Rhoda Mae Kerr, Fire Chief for the Austin Fire Department, in consultation with the Executive Board, selected Mitchell for this honor at a recent Metro meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Read More...

FIREWISE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM OFFERS ONLINE WILDFIRE SAFETY TOOLKIT
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program has published an updated Firewise Toolkit aimed at homeowners and other wildfire stakeholders interested in learning how to reduce wildfire risk. The Toolkit is available online and free of charge. Read More...

JULY/AUGUST ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL LOOKS AT LIFE SAFETY ISSUES AT LARGE FESTIVALS, LEAVING BEDROOM DOORS CLOSED FOR FIRE SAFETY, “THE SECRET LIST,” AND MORE
In its new July/August issue, NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), offers a broad look at assembly occupancy life safety issues, from outdoor festivals to subway platforms to big-top circus events. Read More...

PERCY BUGBEE AWARD PRESENTED TO NFPA'S STEVEN SAWYER
The International Fire Marshals Association’s (IFMA) Percy Bugbee Award was presented to Steven Sawyer, Fire Code Regional Director for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Executive Secretary of IFMA at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The award, only the ninth given since its inception in 1969, was presented to Sawyer on June 12, 2016 at the section reception event. Read More...

NATIONAL FIRE ORGANIZATIONS DECRY DALLAS SHOOTINGS, ISSUE WARNING TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND OFFER RESOURCES IN WAKE OF TARGETED SHOOTINGS
National fire organizations decry Dallas shootings, issue warning to first responders and offer resources in wake of targeted shootings Read More...

NFPA AND ESFI SHARE BOATING AND MARINA ELECTRICAL SAFETY RESOURCES
With summer in full swing, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind boaters, marina operators and swimmers to be aware of the potential electrical hazards that exist on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. Electric shock drownings (ESD) can occur when marina or onboard electrical systems leak electrical current into the water. The leak can cause a shock that can injure, disable or kill a person, as reported in the NFPA Journal article, Troubled Waters. Read More...

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY BECOMES FIRST MILITARY PARTICIPANT IN FIREWISE COMMUNITIES/USA® RECOGNITION PROGRAM
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program has reached a milestone in announcing the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the first military installation to earn recognition as a Firewise Communities/USA® site. The Academy has completed the required Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program criteria for their base housing units so that members of the military and their families are safer from threats posed by brush, grass and forest fires. Read More...

NFPA HOSTS FREE WEBINAR ON CHANGES TO 2017 NFPA 70, NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (NEC)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm EDT to cover the changes in the 2017 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code® (NEC®), including new articles on large scale power generation, energy storage and direct current distribution. Read More...

USAA RECOGNIZES VALUE OF FIREWISE PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT OREGON RESIDENCES
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and NFPA’s Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program provided the community action framework and local data that supported USAA’s decision to offer the discount to its members. Read More...

THERE’S NO SAFE WAY TO USE CONSUMER FIREWORKS!
As the Fourth of July approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that there’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA, coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, U.S. fire departments responded to an annual average of 18,500 fires caused by fireworks between 2009 and 2013. These fires included 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, 16,900 outside and other fires, and killed two people per year. Read More...

DATA ANALYTICS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES TAKE CENTER STAGE AT NFPA'S CONFERENCE AND EXPO IN LAS VEGAS
At the recent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, keynote presentations, General Session, educational tracks and interactive displays highlighted the growing importance of data analytics in fire and life safety; and the impact that new technology is having in fire prevention and protection today. Read More...

NFPA'S URBAN FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY TASK FORCE RELEASES WHITE PAPER ON COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION
The National Fire Protection Association has produced a white paper, Community Risk Reduction: Doing More with More, aimed at helping fire service leaders gain management support for launching a Community Risk Reduction program in their departments. Read More...

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT (3) AND COMMITTEE SERVICE (10) HONORED BY NFPA
Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 13 individuals at the NFPA Conference and Expo taking place this week in Las Vegas. Read More...

THE PHILIP J DINENNO PRIZE AWARDED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OXYGEN CONSUMPTION CALORIMETRY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that oxygen consumption calorimetry is the technical achievement to receive this year’s Philip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money were presented today at NFPA’s Conference and Expo to Dr. William Parker of the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for developing the device, now a foundation of modern quantitative fire protection engineering. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS AND RE-ELECTION OF EXISTING MEMBERS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today elected new members to its Board of Directors at the 2016 NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The three-year terms for new members took effect upon the close of the annual meeting. Read More...

NFPA AWARDS JAMES M. SHANNON ADVOCACY MEDAL TO FORMER MASSACHUSETTS STATE FIRE MARSHAL STEVE COAN FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FIRE SAFETY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced today that Stephen D. Coan, the recently retired Massachusetts State Fire Marshal, has received the 2016 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal for his tenure with the fire service, his years of fire investigation and code enforcement leadership in the Bay State, and his extensive fire safety education efforts. Read More...

NFPA PRESENTS AWARDS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY AT NFPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO
he National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presented four awards to recognize outstanding achievements in fire and life safety at NFPA’s Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Read More...

SIDE-BY-SIDE FIRES TO BE SET BY THE CONNECTICUT FIRE SPRINKLER COALITION TO HELP RESIDENTS UNDERSTAND RISKS AND HOME SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
"Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it," says Keith Flood, chairman of the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition. That's why the Connecticut Fire Sprinkler Coalition will intentionally light two fires in front of a live audience on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM at the Cheshire Fire Department. Read More...

METRO CHIEFS MEET IN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
The Metropolitan “Metro” Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2016 annual conference in Long Beach, California from May 13-18. Approximately 120 Metro Chiefs from Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Section’s 2016-2017 officers and board members. Read More...

SUMMER SEASON: PEAK TIME FOR GRILLING FIRES
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, home chefs everywhere are reaching for their grills, eager to usher in the long-awaited barbecue season. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that grillers pay particular attention to safety in the spring and summer months when home fires involving grilling incidents occur most often. Read More...

NFPA, IAFC AND NVFC LAUNCH 2016 SAFETY STAND DOWN QUIZ SWEEPSTAKES
As part of the 2016 Safety Stand Down, the “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back. Hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in coordination with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the interactive online quiz reinforces the training messages behind this year’s theme, “The First Five Minutes of Fire Attack.” Read More...

SHOULD PEOPLE SLEEP WITH THE DOOR OPEN OR CLOSED TO BEST PROTECT THEMSELVES IN A HOME FIRE
Should you sleep with your bedroom door opened or closed? It’s a straightforward question, but the answer isn’t quite so clear-cut. Many variables, including where people sleep in their homes and the location of their smoke alarms, make it challenging to craft a one-size-fits-all answer. Read More...

MAY/JUNE ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL PREVIEWS UPCOMING CODE CHANGES, THE MAKING OF A NEW NFPA STANDARD, AND COMBUSTIBLE DECORATIVE FEATURES ON BUILDINGS
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), offers a preview of the 2017 editions of the National Electrical Fire Code® (NEC®)and NFPA 25, Standard for The Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems and the key changes coming to both. The issue also examines the making of NFPA 1616, Standard for Mass Evacuation and Sheltering—the new standard for mass evacuations and sheltering—and looks at combustible decorative features of buildings on the Las Vegas strip. Read More...

COUNCIL OF CANADIAN FIRE MARSHALS FIRE COMMISSIONERS AND THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION BRING ELECTRIC, HYBRID AND FUEL CELL VEHICLE SAFETY TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO CANADA
The Council of Canadian Fire Marshals Fire Commissioners (CCFMFC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a license agreement to deliver an Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety Training Program for Emergency Responders throughout Canada based on materials originally developed by NFPA for U.S. first responders. Read More...

THE U.S. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES NOW REQUIRES FACILITIES TO COMPLY WITH THE 2012 EDITIONS OF NFPA 101 AND NFPA 99
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities that requires health care facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® (LSC) to the 2012 edition; and mandates direct compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for the first time. Since 1970, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers and related facilities have needed to demonstrate that their fire and life safety programs satisfied different editions of NFPA 101 in order to meet the requirements of the Conditions of Participation (COP), as defined by CMS. Read More...

NFPA EMPHASIZES IMPORTANCE OF ELECTRICAL FIRE SAFETY DURING NATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH
Electricity plays a major role in our daily lives but we can often take its power and the convenience it provides, along with its potential for fire-related hazards, for granted. That is why the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actively supports National Electrical Safety Month, an annual campaign sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), which works to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical fire safety during the month of May. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES “DON’T WAIT: CHECK THE DATE! REPLACE SMOKE ALARMS EVERY 10 YEARS” AS OFFICIAL THEME FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 9-15, 2016
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced. Read More...

MEGAN RÜGER WINS NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTEST FOR NFPA’S 2016 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
Singer/songwriter Megan RĂĽger was announced today as the winner of a national anthem singer contest sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF LIFE SAFETY SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY PROFESSIONALS
The program is the result of extensive market research that indicated a strong desire among health care facility professionals to have a credential that highlights their advanced knowledge of the many life safety challenges within a health care environment, and the strategies needed to keep their facilities in compliance with NFPA codes. Read More...

NFPA LAUNCHES FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING SUPPORT FUND AT OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards, has created the NFPA Fire Protection Engineering Support Fund to further fire protection engineering (FPE) education and research at Oklahoma State University, the University of Maryland and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Read More...

NFPA, CAMPUS FIREWATCH, CPSC, AND USFA PROMOTE SEE IT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT FIRE SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE OFF-CAMPUS FIRE DEATHS AT U.S. COLLEGE
As part of an effort to help reduce fire deaths on U.S. college campuses, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Campus Firewatch, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are teaming up to promote See It Before You Sign It, a campaign aimed at parents and college students to raise awareness about off-campus housing fire hazards. The campaign provides information and action steps for families currently searching for off-campus housing for the fall term. Read More...

NFPA CONFERENCE AND EXPO TO BE HELD IN LAS VEGAS, JUNE 13-16, 2016
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its annual Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, this June 13-16. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive industry event for fire, electrical and building safety, the NFPA Conference and Expo brings together thousands of professionals, from building managers and contractors, to public fire service and enforcement agencies. Read More...

DISCLOSURESAVE INTEGRATES NFPA’S FIREWISE PROGRAM IN NATURAL HAZARD DISCLOSURE REPORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and DisclosureSave, LLC announced today that DisclosureSave will integrate NFPA’s Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program data into its California Natural Hazard Disclosure (NHD) report, starting April 5, 2016. Read More...

NFPA RELEASES BANGLADESH READY-MADE GARMENT INDUSTRY FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY ASSESSMENT REPORT
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment (RMG) Industry High-Level Assessment Report, an appraisal and gap analysis of Bangladesh fire and building safety standards, protocols, inspection procedures and training programs. The final report includes short-term and long-term recommendations that provide a road map for sustainable electrical, fire and life safety in RMG manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh. Read More...

NFPA JOURNAL LOOKS AT THE RESURGENCE OF LNG, SPRINKLER-PROTECTION FOR IN-RACK STORAGE AND MORE IN MARCH-APRIL EDITION
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), looks at the resurgence of liquefied natural gas, in-rack storage sprinkler protection innovations, and issues related to membrane enclosures. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES 2016 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has selected Sherrie Leeka, public education officer for the Westminster Fire Department, Westminster, Colo., the 2016 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Leeka will be recognized at NFPA’s Conference and Expo, the premier event in fire and life safety, this June in Las Vegas. Read More...

NFPA AND DOMINOS TO DELIVER FIRE SAFETY MESSAGES TO HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Domino’s Pizza® (NYSE: DPZ) are teaming up to deliver a special message to customers this daylight saving time: remember to change your smoke alarm batteries when you change your clocks. To help spread the message, Domino’s, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will deliver fliers with fire safety tips on top of pizza boxes to customers throughout participating markets in March. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER CONTEST FOR 2016 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its third annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 13, 2016. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website or NFPA Facebook page by March 27th to be considered. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting between April 1 and April 24, 2016. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF RAFA YAĂ‘EZ AS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER IN LATIN AMERICA
In an effort to better meet the needs of Latin America and Spain, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has hired Rafa Yañez, an experienced business development and electrical safety executive, to work to train customers, providers, instructors and new educational partners in the region. Yañez will report to NFPA’s business operations team and work closely with the organization’s international operations team to share NFPA’s information and knowledge throughout the region. Read More...

FIIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOSTS 20TH ANNUAL SUPPRESSION, DETECTION AND SIGNALING SYMPOSIUM IN MARCH
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced that its 20th annual Suppression, Detection and Signaling Symposium (SupDet 2016) will be held March 1-4, 2016 at the Doubletree San Antonio Downtown in San Antonio, Texas. Read More...

NFPA AND ASIS ACTIVE SHOOTER MEETING ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR BETTER GUIDANCE AND COORDINATION AMONG STAKEHOLDERS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS) recently hosted a joint stakeholder meeting to address active shooting incidents. More than 100 experts from the security, fire, law enforcement, EMS, life safety, professional associations and government fields discussed existing resources, the crossover between security and fire disciplines, operational solutions, management procedures, building design and construction issues, and cost considerations with an emphasis on preparation and planning. The intent of the collaborative effort was, and will continue to be, to examine gaps and exchange knowledge as they relate to active shooter events. Read More...

PRO BOARD RECOGNIZES FIRE SERVICE TRAINING AGENCIES FOR ACCREDITATION AND RE ACCREDITATION
At its annual Accreditation Conference in Orlando, Florida, the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, The Pro Board, formally recognized the accreditation of the following fire service training agencies Read More...

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