Metro Chiefs renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award after long-time Executive Secretary Russ Sanders

The Metropolitan ‘Metro’ Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors has unanimously voted to rename their annual Lifetime Achievement Award the ‘Russell E. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of Sanders’ leadership and continuous contributions to Metro Chiefs and the international…

Safety Stand Down 2021: Rebuild Rehab

Firefighting puts intense strain on firefighters, both physically and mentally. It is critical that firefighters receive a comprehensive rehab programme after fire incidents or intense training to ensure their physiological and psychological well-being. To address this issue, the theme of…

You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire

This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…

Institution of Fire Engineers approves NFPA CFPS credential as key component for IFE membership application

The Membership Application Assessment Panel (MAAP) of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognized as a major component for IFE membership. The…

NFPA urges added caution when using home heating equipment, the leading cause of US home fires between December and February

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging the public to use added caution when heating their homes this winter. Home heating equipment is the leading cause of US home fires during the months of December, January and February, when…

NFPA Link

A groundbreaking new tool, NFPA LiNK, reinvents the experience of using NFPA codes and standards—and sets the stage for the organization’s future as a hub of digital information and knowledge. By Angelo Verzoni At one point in late March, Google…

Invitation to NFPA Spotlight on Public Education Virtual Event

Never stop learning how to make the world safer. Public education professional development for the digital age. Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Virtual EventOctober 27, 11 a.m.—5:30 p.m. ET Join us for a FREE Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Virtual…

Moving from disasters to events: how we learn to live with wildfire

In recent years, wildfire has carved an increasingly destructive path across the globe. Areas like Greenland and Siberia, where wildfires were once virtually nonexistent, have experienced blazes due to a warming climate. In places that are historically subjected to wildfire,…

Fire Service College approved to deliver NFPA accredited training outside of UK

The Fire Service College (FSC) – the Home of Firefighter Development, has become the first centre outside of North America to achieve Pro Board approval to deliver training in overseas territories to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA…

Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days, new study reveals A third of incidents involve a cylinder explosion, putting the public and emergency services at risk

Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new data has revealed. The analysis, which is the first of its kind, found that the likely annual death toll is higher than previous estimates by the National…

New NFPA research report shows 43 percent of U.S. fire stations are 40+ years old, with an estimated total cost of $70 to $100 billion to replace

 As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure. …

Helping The Fire Service Keep Pace With Explosive Alternative Energy Growth

To help first responders handle the potential challenges aligned with energy storage systems (ESS) and solar energy, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has updated a first- of-its-kind ESS safety training for the fire service with new technology insights, relevant…

October is Fire Prevention Month, Governor Jeff Colyer proclaims Oct. 7-13, 2018, Fire Prevention Week in Kansas

Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes…

Balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime

One of the key challenges facing businesses worldwide is balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime. An example of this would be in a commercial office building which requires a fire sprinkler system. BAFSA, The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler…

NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other hazardous substances. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging…

Monitoring practices of firefighter safety when working in the heat

Firefighters work hard, in environments characterised by high levels of ambient and radiant heat. To further add to their thermal strain, urban firefighters wear heavy, impermeable protective clothing in a range of operating conditions. Despite structural firefighting PPC being designed…

NFPA Fire Hood Completes Bristol’s Range

Bristol’s range of fire hoods now includes an NFPA Standard hood which completes a comprehensive range, first introduced three years ago, and now offers firefighters protection levels which fully meet the performance standards required in most parts of the world.…

Not all Pumps are Created Equal

Not all pumps referred to as a fire pumps are the same. Choosing the correct pump for the specific job is complicated, because the name fire pump is used to describe a wide range of different styles and designs of…

New Research Studies Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks

Firefighters around the world are facing increasingly complex challenges on the fireground, including evolving health and safety risks for the responding members of the fire service. Using statistics from the United States alone, there is compelling information available that suggests…

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