NFPA safety bulletin highlights the importance of fire hose code adherence, as modern day fires grow faster and hotter

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued an attack fire hose safety bulletin today, reminding the fire service to purchase, maintain, inspect, remove and repair fire hose in accordance with NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose and NFPA 1962, Standard…

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On the anniversary of The Station Nightclub Fire, burn survivor shares vivid memories with NFPA

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fourteen years ago this week, a fire ripped through The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, and became one of the deadliest nightclub fires in U.S. history. Of the 100 people killed in the fire was Rob…

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Recent carbon monoxide incidents reinforce importance of home safety during winter months

By nfpa@jiveon.com Three children and two adults were rushed to the hospital on Wednesday following a carbon monoxide leak in their Smithfield, Rhode Island, home. According to news reports, firefighters found two of the children and the mother unconscious as…

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What should you consider when creating a new home safety plan? Fire sprinklers, for starters

By nfpa@jiveon.com Since one in 10 Americans relocate each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, many acclimate to new settings without properly assessing their fire risks. New homes, for instance, pose a series of potential risks not seen in…

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Fire service fights to save fire sprinkler requirement, and wins

By nfpa@jiveon.com Upon hearing that a residential fire sprinkler requirement was possibly on the chopping block, Wisconsin fire chiefs took action. The state’s Department of Safety and Professional Services had plans to significantly reduce fire protection in Source:: NFPA –…

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NFPA announces national anthem singer contest for 2017 Conference and Expo

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its fourth annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Boston on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Solo performers…

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Recent dorm fires remind us of the importance of Campus Fire Safety

By nfpa@jiveon.com This past week, there were two unfortunate events on college campuses that have reminded us of the importance of campus fire safety. The first incident left 100 students displaced in an apartment fire in Pennsylvania, and the other…

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Fire service officials take issue with the notion that home fire sprinklers “should be a matter of consumer choice”

By nfpa@jiveon.com A well-researched article appearing in the Cass County Democrat Missourian discusses why not embracing requirements for home fire sprinklers is playing with fire. The story proceeds a residential fire in Missouri that Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative

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Firefighting academy graduates hear compelling survival story from one of NFPA’s Faces of Fire

By nfpa@jiveon.com Fire Lieutenant Paul Machado was the guest speaker at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s recent graduation ceremony. Thirty-five graduates at the celebration in Stow, Massachusetts, heard his story about attempting to save a woman he Source:: NFPA – Fire…

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