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…

NFPA and State Farm team up for fifth year to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages in hundreds of communities nationwide

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are teaming for the fifth consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021 and its fire safety messages among thousands of communities nationwide. NFPA has been the official sponsor…

Fire Chiefs endorse position papers on Data and the Modernization of the Fire Service, COVID Long Haulers, Domestic Terrorism, and the Effect of Crew Size on Fire Fighter Health and Safety

Fire chiefs from Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States 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…

Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…

NFPA to host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe conference, a full-day online programme focused on industrial, chemical and emerging tech topics

On Tuesday, 5 October the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Keeping Hazardous Environments Safe, a conference for those who work in industrial settings, the chemical and petrochemical sectors, emergency management, plant operations, occupational health and safety, code enforcement, the fire service and the…

NFPA highlights four ways 9/11 changed the world of fire and life safety

As the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights four ways that day changed the world of fire and life safety, shedding light on how the fire service, first responders, and others now do their…

NFPA to host joint informational webinar on 8 September with Saudi Arabia HCIS about new licensing requirements

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 7:00am (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants…

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association endorses Outthink Wildfire, an NFPA initiative aimed at reducing wildfire risk to communities by 2050

In its latest resolution action, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) unanimously approved support of Outthink Wildfire, an initiative of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aimed at eliminating the destruction of communities by wildfire in 30 years. The resolution emphasizes the fact that the…

NFPA to host Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) conference, a full-day programme addressing today’s fire and life-safety education challenges and opportunities

On Tuesday, 14 September, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its fifth annual Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE), a one-day programme addressing some of the leading challenges and opportunities facing today’s fire departments and public safety educators working to mitigate fire…

NFPA announces launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool that helps communities identify gaps in safety and protect citizens

The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute has announced the launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool that will help users identify gaps in a community’s capacity to support safety and draw on the results to advocate for specific changes that will better protect citizens and…

Join us for the Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Programme LIVE or ON DEMAND

Take advantage of the Buy One Get One Free special offer! Buy two tickets, register yourself, and when you use code EARLYBIRD125 you can invite a friend for free – all for $98! (offer expires 31 August). Simply register yourself,…

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