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OSHA RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH ARKANSAS CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA INC.
Feb. 5, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Little Rock Area Office and the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America renewed a sRead More...

OSHA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP TO THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
February 4, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health WASHINGTON - The OccupatRead More...

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH SCHEDULES THIRD MEETING OF THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PREPAREDNESS SUBCOMMITTEE
February 4, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules third meeting of the Emergency Response and PreparednessRead More...

OSHA SCHEDULES MEETING OF THE FEDERAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN FEBRUARY
February 4, 2016 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health in February WASHINGTON - The OccupationRead More...

DELAWARE COUNTY ROOFING CONTRACTOR CONTINUES TO EXPOSE WORKERS TO FALL HAZARDS, MOST RECENTLY AT CONSHOHOCKEN SITE
Feb. 3, 2016 Delaware county roofing contractor continues to expose workers to fall hazards, most recently at Conshohocken site Employer name: DDP Roofing Services Inc., at 20 Conchester Road in GlenRead 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...

PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES 2016 WILDFIRE MITIGATION AWARDEES
The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee has announced the 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Award winners. Established in 2014, the awards are the highest commendation for the innovation and leadership displayed by individuals and organizations committed to wildfire preparedness. Read More...

NFPA’S NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY, NFPA XCHANGE, KEEPS YOU UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST CODES AND STANDARDS INFORMATION
NFPA Xchange™, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) new, free online community, lets you connect with professionals worldwide, explore content, share ideas, and ask questions. As the latest way to stay up-to-date on codes and standards related information, NFPA Xchange is now available to the public and ready for input and engagement. Read More...

RECENT BARN FIRES IN CANADA PROMPT FIRE SAFETY WARNING
Over the past two weeks, Canada has suffered several devastating barn fires that resulted in massive loss of animal life and millions of dollars’ worth of property damage. Two separate fires claimed the lives of 56 horses, another killed around 500 goats and 30 cattle, while yet another killed approximately 2,000 pigs. Read More...

NFPA AND GREEN BUILDER MEDIA RELEASE E-BOOK ON DESIGNING HOMES WITH WILDFIRE MITIGATION IN MIND
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Green Builder Media announced the release of their newest e-book, "Design with Fire in Mind: Three Steps to a Safer New Home" to help educate homeowners, builders and developers on ways to build, design, site and maintain homes with wildfire safety in mind. Read More...

NFPA AND STATE FARM ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF PROJECT FUNDING AWARD APPLICATION PERIOD FOR WILDFIRE COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DAY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm® announced the launch of the project funding awards application period for its third national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 7, 2016, which helps communities prepare for and reduce their risk of wildfire damage. Read More...

JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL EXPLORES THE RISE OF BIG BATTERIES, LOOKS AT THE CHANGING WORLD OF HOME HEALTHCARE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), examines the advent of big batteries and the concerns that accompany this growing technology. This issue also dives into healthcare, with a special look at how the rise of home healthcare and independent living affects both those offering care and the patients themselves. Read More...

WINTER WEATHER MONTHS PROMPT HEATING AND CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY WARNINGS
With the winter months upon us, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding homeowners about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment. Improper use of such equipment like portable or stationary space heaters, wood burning stoves and fireplaces can be incredibly dangerous, and their misuse is a leading cause of U.S. home fire deaths. Read More...

NFPA URGES TIMELY DISPOSAL OF CHRISTMAS TREES AND SAFE REMOVAL OF LIGHTS
With the holiday now behind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? The gifts have been removed from under the pine, the tree is swiftly losing its coat of green, and the needles are piling up on the floor, which means it’s time to remove the tree from your home. Read More...

ASIS AND NFPA TO LAUNCH ACTIVE SHOOTER INITIATIVE AT JANUARY STAKEHOLDER MEETING
he National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASIS International (ASIS), the preeminent fire protection and security associations, have launched a joint initiative to address active shooter incidents. The two ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organizations recognize the need to collectively address the intersections of security, safety and fire safety management to maximize protection of human and physical assets during active shooter incidents. Read More...

PHOENIX SOCIETY FOR BURN SURVIVORS, THE LEADING NATIONAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING ANYONE AFFECTED BY A BURN INJURY, RECENTLY ELECTED NEW OFFICERS AND MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury, recently elected new officers and members to its Board of Directors. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy Lorraine Carli was elected as the Board’s president. Read More...

NFPA'S "PROJECT HOLIDAY" CAMPAIGN REMINDS EVERYONE TO DECK THE HALLS WITH FIRE SAFETY IN MIND
When you’re decking the halls this year, make sure to keep fire safety in mind. That’s the main message behind “Project Holiday,” the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) annual holiday fire safety campaign, which works to educate the public about the increased risk of home fires during the holiday season. Read More...

NFPA AND USFA LAUNCH “PUT A FREEZE ON WINTER FIRES” CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE HOME FIRE SAFETY DURING WINTER MONTHS
The weather outside may be frightful this winter, but a fire in your home is far from delightful. Unfortunately, the risk of home fire does increase during the winter months: December, January, February and March are the leading months for U.S. home fires. Read More...

NFPA RELEASES 2015 LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS AND READINESS CAPABILITIES STUDY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released Phase One of its first Local Fire Department Wildfire Preparedness and Readiness Capabilities Study. The study takes a look at current preparedness and readiness levels of local wildland/urban interface (WUI) fire departments that have experienced a significant wildfire event in recent years, and identifies the most important elements in a WUI fire protection program, including response and community risk reduction efforts. The study also highlights how fire departments have overcome barriers and have adapted to risk given their available resources. Read More...

PRO BOARD ACCREDITS FIRST EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION
The Pro Board is pleased to announce accreditation of its first ever European fire training academy, the Fire Service College (FSC) of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Entities that achieve Pro Board accreditation are recognized as having met the rigors of their testing protocol by an independent organization. This third party independent review is the best way to assure candidates and governance bodies that the entity’s program meets recognized standards. Read More...

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ISSUE OF NFPA JOURNAL COVERS MAJOR TOPICS FROM A NEAR-RECORD-SETTING WILDFIRE SEASON
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), addresses takeaways from a historic wildfire season and fire official mitigation viewpoints, as well as fire sprinkler advocacy and 2014 reports on firefighter injuries and large loss fires. Read More...

NFPA HIRES NATHANIEL LIN TO LEAD SOLUTIONS ORIENTED BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS STRATEGY
Nathaniel Lin recently joined the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as director of data strategy and analytics, and will lead NFPA’s new strategic initiative on big data acquisition, analytics and application. In this newly created role for NFPA, Lin will identify, assess and develop resources that enhance the association’s ability to deliver an expanded range of information, knowledge and advice to multiple audiences. Read More...

THANKSGIVING DAY PRESENTS HIDDEN HAZARDS: THREE TIMES AS MANY COOKING FIRES OCCUR ON THANKSGIVING AS ON A TYPICAL DAY
When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. Read More...

NFPA AND THE CENTER FOR CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF 2015 CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY FOR STUDENTS CONTEST
The two-tiered contest, which ran September 1 – 25 in conjunction with Campus Fire Safety Month, targeted students currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning and was created to help raise awareness of campus fires and encourage students to put safety first. Most college students, many living on their own for the first time, don’t often think to ask or even consider the fire safety implications of their housing choices, and most states don’t require colleges to tell them. The contest encouraged students to learn about and share important fire safety messages with their friends and roommates Read More...

ENJOY A SAFE HALLOWEEN WITH NFPA'S FIRE SAFETY TIPS
With Halloween just around the corner, children will soon be out in costume trekking through festive displays in search of candy. However, more than ghosts could be lurking amongst the mid-fall fun, as Halloween costumes and decorations present a number of hidden fire hazards. Fortunately, by following some simple safety precautions from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), you can ensure a day of safe fun for your family and trick-or-treaters. Read More...

THREE NFPA CERTIFICATIONS NOW PROVIDE PRO BOARD ACCREDITATION
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the recognition of its certification team as a Pro Board accredited entity. Candidates who successfully complete the NFPA process for the Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), or the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) certifications will now be automatically registered with the Pro Board and will receive an NFPA certificate bearing the Pro Board logo. Read More...

NFPA AND LEGOLAND FLORIDA RESORT KICK OFF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK CAMPAIGN WITH FAMILY FUN ON OCTOBER 9TH AND FIREFIGHTER FRIDAYS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will once again partner with LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to share Fire Prevention Week safety tips and to recognize the efforts of first responders during Firefighter Friday events in October. As part of a year-round public education partnership, NFPA and LEGOLAND Florida Resort will collaborate with local firefighters from Polk County Fire on Friday, October 9 to raise awareness for this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Hear the Beep, Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.” Read More...

NFPA INTRODUCES FREE FIRE-SAFETY APP, REDESIGNED WEBSITE, NEW VIDEOS AND MORE FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the launch of several new components to its Fire Prevention Week school outreach program for 2015. Features include a free trivia-based app called Sparky’s® Brain Busters, a revamped Sparky Schoolhouse website, and a video that looks at the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Read More...

DONALD P. BLISS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF CTIF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Comité Technique Internationale de Prévention et d’Extinction du Feu – commonly referred to as CTIF – recently named Donald P. Bliss, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) vice president of field operations, as vice president for CTIF’s Executive Committee. This appointment marks the fourth time in modern history that an American has been voted vice president of the CTIF committee. Bliss follows Ron Coleman, Russ Sanders, and Luther Fincher, each of whom has previously served as CTIF vice president. Read More...

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, OCTOBER 4-10, PROMOTES SMOKE ALARMS IN EVERY BEDROOM AND ON EVERY FLOOR OF THE HOME
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, is gearing up to officially kick off this year’s campaign, October 4-10, 2015, with the theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Read More...

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER EDITION OF NFPA JOURNAL ADDRESSES NFPA 45 AND UNSAFE SCHOOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS, AS WELL AS RECENT REPORTS ON U.S. FIRE LOSS AND CATASTROPHIC FIRES
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), covers NFPA 45 changes and the issue of unsafe classroom science experiments, plus recent U.S. Fire Loss and U.S. Catastrophic Fire reports. Read More...

UNSAFE SCIENCE
NFPA Journal, the award-winning magazine and official publication of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), turns up the heat on school lab safety in its September/October cover story, Hey Kids, Watch This. Read More...

NFPA RECEIVES GRANT FROM FM GLOBAL TO SUPPORT ATTENDEE PARTICIPATION AT FALL WILDFIRE CONFERENCE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced it has received a $5,000 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, to support scholarships for public and fire service participation at NFPA’s Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, being held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 22 – 24, 2015. Read More...

FIRE CHIEFS ENDORSE POSITION PAPERS ON WAREHOUSE FIRES, FIRECARES AND N-FORS
Fire chiefs from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) in Quincy, Mass. September 3-5, 2015. United States Fire Administration (USFA) Administrator Chief Ernest Mitchell, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) CEO and Executive Director Chief Mark Light, United Kingdom Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor CFO Peter Holland, and Chief Fire Officer of the United Kingdom (CFOA) incoming President Paul Hancock also participated and offered presentations. Read More...

NFPA KICKS OFF FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND SHOWS SUPPORT FOR FIRST RESPONDERS AT LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT FIREFIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will once again partner with LEGOLAND® California Resort to share Fire Prevention Week safety tips and recognize the efforts of first responders at Firefighter Appreciation Day. Part of a year-round public education partnership between NFPA and LEGOLAND, the fundraising event at the popular San Diego-area theme park features a $35 per person ticket price with a portion of each ticket donated to the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation (CFDF). Tickets are valid September 12th only and can be purchased only through CFDF. Read More...

NFPA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF TAKEACTION CAMPAIGN TO RAISE WILDFIRE SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced the launch of its TakeAction campaign that targets middle and high school students living in areas with wildfire risks. The campaign highlights important information about wildfire risks to life and property. Through TakeAction, students can use educational resources to implement local grassroots community service projects that increase resident safety and improve a home’s likelihood of surviving a wildfire. Read More...

NFPA OFFERS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK MESSAGE IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has produced an American Sign Language video for Fire Prevention Week. The Fire Prevention Week theme – Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm – is conveyed through American Sign Language interpretation, voice-over, and open captioning. Read More...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: BRINGING SAFETY HOME AWARD TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL HOME FIRE SPRINKLER ADVOCACY EFFORTS
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) and NFPA’s Fire Sprinkler Initiative are accepting applications for the 2015 Bringing Safety Home Award to recognize outstanding efforts by a safety advocate who diligently promotes the importance of home fire sprinklers. Read More...

NFPA'S PUBLIC EDUCATION DIVISION ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF THREE NEW PUBLIC EDUCATION SPECIALISTS
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the addition of three public education specialists: Kelly Ransdell, Meredith Hawes and Jeffrey Donahue. In these newly-created public education positions, Ransdell, Hawes and Donahue will be responsible for working in coordination with state and local fire departments to support their fire safety education efforts. Each specialist will focus on specific regions of the U.S. Read More...

NATIONAL CAMPUS FIRE SAFETY MONTH CONTEST WORKS TO RAISE STUDENT AWARENESS OF FIRE HAZARDS DURING SEPTEMBER
NFPA, University of New Haven Fire Science Club and The Center for Campus Fire Safety co-host contest in partnership with Domino’s to address 24 percent increase in dorm fires from 2003-2013 Read More...

FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2015 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 2015 Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SUPDET). Recipients will receive their awards at the 2016 SUPDET Symposium. Read More...

ESRI NAMED PLATINUM SPONSOR OF NFPA’S BACKYARDS AND BEYOND WILDLAND FIRE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
The use of a modern geographic information system (GIS) has proven increasingly valuable to communities working to create safer places to live from wildfire. Read More...

WITH WILDFIRE SEASONS INCREASING IN LENGTH AND INTENSITY, NFPA AND GREEN BUILDER MEDIA HOST FREE WEBINAR TO FOCUS ON WILDFIRE MITIGATION FOR BUILDINGS AND COMMUNITIES
As wildfires burn in California and across many communities in the U.S., Green Builder Media will host a free webinar presented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT to help builders, remodelers, architects and consumers make better choices in design and materials that are environmentally sound, and safer from wildfire. Read More...

BOSTON FIRE AND NEIGHBORING DEPARTMENTS TAKE PART IN ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE (AFV) SAFETY TRAINING
Recognizing fuel sources for vehicles continues to evolve and fire departments must ensure they are prepared to combat vehicle fires, the Boston Fire Department (BFD) hosted a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) “Train the Trainer” Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Safety Program at the BFD training facility on Moon Island in Quincy, Mass today for their departments and a number of neighboring communities. Read More...

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