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NFPA Board of Directors appoints new member to Standards Council

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed a new member to the NFPA Standards Council: Michael J. Johnston of National Electric Contractors Association (NECA). Johnston is serving a three-year term effective January 1, 2017. Source:: NFPA…

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News story features NFPA’s Faces of Fire who lost two grandchildren in home fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com A fire department is using a grandfather’s heartbreaking story to convince homebuilders they have the power to help reduce death and injury from home fires. The Harrods Creek Fire Protection District is promoting an NFPA video Source:: NFPA…

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10 tips to get ahead of the winter freeze and ensure a warm, fire-safe winter

By nfpa@jiveon.com While the mild weather in some parts of the country may be lulling all of us into thinking winter is taking a vacation this year, don’t let Mother Nature fool you! February is right around the corner and…

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New NFPA report reveals recommendations for improving wildland firefighter safety

A first of its kind report based on interviews with local fire departments in the U.S. wildland-urban interface (WUI) reveals preparedness gaps in the safety and protection of firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) study, “Wildland-Urban Interface:…

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Legislators address home fire problem by introducing bill to fire sprinkler new homes

By nfpa@jiveon.com Following a deadly start to 2017, two elected officials have taken action to reduce the tragedies triggered by home fires. Massachusetts State Representative Ruth Balser, a longtime fire sprinkler advocate, and Senator Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued a 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…

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Burn survivor: We must band together to promote home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com In her final installment, blogger Cindy Rutter discusses how volunteering and promoting home fire sprinklers gave her a sense of purpose following a home fire that burned 85 percent of her body: Working as a burn unit nurse,…

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Rural fire departments, take our online survey to be considered for NFPA symposium

By nfpa@jiveon.com NFPA is hosting a fire and life safety symposium on May 12th and 13th, 2017, to bring together representatives from rural fire departments across North America. The symposium will help NFPA assess fire and life safety education needs…

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In January’s Safety Source: new lithium ion battery safety tips, winter storm information & more

By nfpa@jiveon.com The January issue Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available for viewing. In this issue, you will find: We’ve read the headlines and heard the disturbing stories about smartphones bursting into flames. Why is this Source::…

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Register for free class on home fire sprinklers

By nfpa@jiveon.com Between 2005 and 2015 in Rhode Island, there were approximately 7,200 home fires responsible for a series of deaths and injuries. Safety advocates there have taken steps to end these tragedies. First, they recently formed the Rhode Island…

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