Fire Protection Research Foundation to host free webinar addressing production and design challenges of female firefighter personal protective clothing
On October 17, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is hosting “Female Firefighter Personal Protective Clothing: Investigation of Design, Comfort, and Mobility Issues,” a free one-day webinar that will address…
Newly released NFPA report shows U.S. home fire deaths hit 14-year high in 2021, marking critical importance of Fire Prevention Week, 9–15 October 2022
The latest Fire Loss in the U.S. report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows the largest number of home fire deaths since 2007, reflecting a 14-year high. According to the report, people are more likely to die…
NFPA receives $225K grant from General Motors to deliver electric vehicle training
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has received a $225,000 grant from General Motors to deliver its electric vehicle (EV) training for free to 12,000 volunteer and underserved fire departments throughout the US. The funding comes at a critical time,…
NFPA and State Farm announce recipients of 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project Awards
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm have announced the winners of the 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Preparedness Day) project awards. This year’s event, which takes place on 7 May, focuses on what people can do in…
NFPA to host ‘Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss’ on Tuesday, 15 March as final session of its 125th Anniversary Conference Series
On Tuesday, 15 March, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting ‘Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss’ a FREE one-day programme that addresses new, innovative approaches for effectively combating today’s wildfire challenges. The programme is part of…
NFPA announces FREE student and apprentice membership and debuts convenient NFPA Community – Xchange app on the App Store and Google Play
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made its student and apprentice membership offerings FREE and released an NFPA Community - Xchange app on the App Store and in Google Play. Encouraging lifelong learning Students and apprentices currently studying fire…
NFPA seeks nominations for James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal Award, which honours significant contributions in fire safety advocacy efforts
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is calling for nominations for the 2022 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes fire and life safety advocates who have made significant contributions in lessening losses from fire, electrical, and other hazards. Named…
FREE NFPA online conference on 16 February will cover global challenges and solutions for keeping people and property safe
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present a FREE ‘Global Solutions for Global Challenges’ online educational program on 16 February 2022, covering a number of safety topics, as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series begins to wind down.  The…
National Fire Protection Association launches 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at Facebook Live event
Over the past decade, the US has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. There are nearly 45 million homes in areas prone to wildfire today and wildfire risk is nearly present in every state. Experts predict this trend will…
NFPA adds live, timely discussion with US fire administrator, Philadelphia fire commissioner and FDNY fire prevention leader to 25 January leadership conference
In response to two high-profile home fires this month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has added a Special Live Event: Taking the Lead after Tragedy to the beginning of its FREE virtual Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday,…
Recent report highlights promising trend for volunteer firefighting recruitment
By Cathy Longley, Communications Manager, NFPA   There’s nothing like a good stat or trend to make you pause and think. So, when I looked at NFPA CEO Jim Pauley’s recent blog on Google Trends earlier this week and noticed…
Deadly Philadelphia fire is tied for fifth most deadly home fire in the United States since 1980
As the media covers the tragic fire this week in Philadelphia that claimed the lives of 13 people including seven children, NFPA is providing key resources for reporters. All can be accessed at www.nfpa.org/pressroom or at the individual links below.…
NFPA to host FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders online conference
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present a FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series continues into the first quarter of the year. The complimentary online transformational leadership…
Don’t miss out! Register by 10 December to become an NFPA Member and vote at the 2022 Technical Committee Meeting
The deadline for becoming an NFPA Member and have voting privileges during the 2022 NFPA Technical Meeting is this Friday, 10 December. While all NFPA stakeholders are encouraged to share their voices during the public comment/input/debate phases of the standards…
NFPA releases Drone Knowledgebase and encourages US fire departments to provide local insights to help inform best practices
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created a Drone Knowledgebase to help more than 29,000 fire departments in the United States improve existing public safety drone programmes or to establish new drone initiatives. Drones have become a key instrument…
NFPA Global Trends and Research online conference in November examines modern-day safety challenges
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Global Trends and Research, a one-day online programme covering contemporary life-safety challenges and research efforts, to ensure that practitioners have the information and knowledge to succeed in their roles. The virtual conference…
The 125th Anniversary Conference Series is on demand
The NFPA 125th Anniversary Conference Series is a one-of-a-kind, year-long series featuring 11 one-day programmes focused on specific topic areas. Register for the programmes that are relevant to you and your career and you’ll have access to watch as many…
NFPA online conference programme on 16 November to feature industry experts discussing systems, storage and suppression
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will conduct a one-day ‘Keeping You Informed: Systems, Storage, Suppression, and More’ educational programme on Tuesday, 16 November as part of the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series. The all-day online event will feature…
Environmentally safe fire protection for aircraft hangars adopted in NFPA 409 2022 Edition
Safespill, a leader in environmentally safe fire protection systems, has announced that the company's core technology – the Safespill flooring system, also known as an ignitable liquid drainage floor assembly – will be added to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…
NFPA debuts three-part NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Online Training Series that delves into safety awareness basics, hazard evaluation, and safety controls
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a new online training programme centred around combustible dust, an industrial workplace hazard that, if left unaddressed, can lead to fire, flash fires, and explosion. The new learning solution is based on…

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