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Fred Durso
How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's.    "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… (Show more)
Fred Durso
How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's.    "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… (Show more)
Fred Durso
How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's.    "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
Today’s post is from NFPA staff, Jacqueline Wilmot (@JWilmot_NFPA). Jacqueline is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Building and Life Safety Department where she serves as Staff Liaison to multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Commissioning and Integrated Testing responsible for the development of NFPA 3 and NFPA 4. Most recently,… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
  When it comes to wildfire, communities all across the globe are continuing to find ways to work together to prepare ahead and reduce their risk. In Tuesday’s session at NFPA’s Conference & Expo, “A Little Help From Your Friends:  Lessons Learned from Wildfire Engagement Campaigns from Around the World,” panel members Faith Berry and Lucian… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
The June 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 1, NFPA 10, NFPA 13, NFPA 25, NFPA 68, NFPA 72, NFPA 260, NFPA 1906, NFPA 1982, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999 Public input extended for NFPA 921 Annual 2018 Motions… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Picture of field training in Massachusetts taken by Faith Berry If you work as a fire service professional and would like to learn more about the science of how homes ignite during a wildfire, but your department has limited resources at this time for you to host a training, now is the time to apply.  NFPA is offering in 2018, two FEMA funded… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Indian Hills, Colorado, is weighing a home fire sprinkler requirement, basing the consideration partly on water supply concerns and firefighter response times.    A resolution to sprinklering its new homes was introduced by Randy Rudloff, fire marshal for the Inter-Canyon Fire/Rescue. He told the Canyon Courier that the majority of new… (Show more)
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Patrick Foley
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the following action has taken place on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.   72-1 Group Amending Motion to Accept Public Comment Nos. 386 and 387 passed.  72-2 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 388 passed.  72-3 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 389 failed.  72-4 Group Amending… (Show more)
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Michael Hazell
NFPA's 2018 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas officially wraps up today with our Technical Meeting, This is where members get to consider and vote on proposed changes to NFPA codes and standards.    Before the meeting started, NFPA honored 17 individuals for outstanding service to NFPA and the development of codes and standards.   Download the… (Show more)
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Angelo Verzoni
Today is the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed over 70 people in West London. I wrote about the incident in an article for NFPA Journal published in August called "London Calling." The blaze was the deadliest in modern British history and shed light on a growing global fire safety concern: the use of combustible… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
A disastrous fire occurred in McPherson, Kansas on the night of June 13, 1933, completely destroying a theatre, lumber yard and a mercantile building. The circumstances surrounding the fire and its development are of particular interest to volunteer fire departments and those in rural areas.   At 10:20pm on night of June 13, 1933, a… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
You didn't have to look far to notice one of the stars of NFPA's Conference and Expo, happening this week in Las Vegas. Getting its time in the spotlight was the fire sprinkler, with NFPA dedicating an entire section of the expo floor to this technology.    This area, called The Annex: Focus on Suppression, featured NFPA experts discussing… (Show more)
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