National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) News

PGI Launches COBRA BarriAire Gold Hoods To Enhance Clothing For Firefighters And Rescue Workers

PGI, the provider of technology-driven protective gear, develops and manufactures innovative clothing for firefighters and rescue workers. The American company has now enhanced its COBRA BarriAire Gold hoods to provide extremely effective particulate protection. Highly topical and causing considerable controversy right now, the issue of nose and mouth protection is one that firefighters and rescue workers have long been discussing given that they're often confronted with heavily contaminated ai...

IEP Technologies Provides Passive Explosion Protection For Mobile Dust Collection Applications

The huge range and breadth of chemicals, minerals and other materials involved in the business of contract “toll” processing led a major custom processor in the Northeastern USA to explore various Explosion Protection options with IEP Technologies with the aim of building maximum flexibility and safety into their processing plants and operations. The problem of dust explosions is present in a surprising number of manufacturing processes whenever fine particulates, dispersed in air,...

IEP Technologies Assists The Dairy Industry By Giving Whey Protein Dryer Explosion Protection

When a prominent U.S. manufacturer of processing equipment for the dairy industries had concerns about mitigating the consequences of dust explosions for a recent project, they turned to IEP Technologies for assistance with specifying the optimum explosion protection system solution for their customer – a Toll Manufacturer of dried whey protein products. The process equipment manufacturer had previously collaborated with IEP on various projects in Europe, however this was the first opport...

Lumber Processing And Wood Consults IEP Technologies On Cost-Effective Passive Explosion Protection Products

A specialized manufacturer of Wood Products based in the North Eastern United States consulted IEP Technologies when installing a new process line which needed protection against the potentially dangerous and costly effects of industrial explosions. As part of the plant expansion, a new Dust Collector was to be installed in an outside location. Explosion venting panels The new equipment was already fitted with explosion venting panels from the dust collector manufacturer to protect against exp...

NVFC Partners With First Alert To Donate Rechargeable Fire Extinguishers For Volunteer Fire Departments

In recognition of National Volunteer Week in April, First Alert, the most trusted brand in fire safety, is teaming up with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to show their gratitude and appreciation for volunteer fire departments across the country. With first responders facing unprecedented conditions nationwide, the donation of 1,000 First Alert rechargeable fire extinguishers will go to departments registered with the NVFC’s Fire Corps program to help fire service volunteers ma...

FFE Ltd. To Launch Innovative Fireray One, Optical Beam Smoke Detector At NFPA Conference & Expo 2020

At this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo 2020, FFE Ltd. is slated to launch their new innovative Fireray One, Optical Beam Smoke Detector. It is the perfect fire protection and detection solution for wide open spaces. Visitors at FFE Ltd’s stand at the NFPA Conference can get hands on with the new product and experience how quick and easy the solution’s intelligent auto-alignment process is. Visitors can get immersed in this new technology, and talk to company executives at th...

Rosenbauer’s Pre-Series Vehicle Electric Fire Truck Selected By Los Angeles Fire Department

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is the first fire service in North America to purchase a pre-series vehicle based on the Concept Fire Truck (CFT). The electric fire truck from Rosenbauer will be delivered in the first quarter 2021 and put into practice as part of a comprehensive test operation. CFT Technology In addition to its driving characteristics and safety features, the truck made an impression with its ergonomics and high functionality during the initial demonstrations last Decem...

BAFE Along With Fire Protection Association Organizes Rethinking Fire Toxicity Seminar With Industry Experts

As part of the review of Building Regulations (Approved Document B), and in response to emerging evidence on long-term firefighter health issues, the government is investigating whether the effects of fire toxicity should be a legal requirement when choosing materials for high risk buildings. To assist in this research, the Fire Protection Association is bringing together global fire toxicity experts to share their knowledge at an inaugural conference in London on 30th March. The day will be su...

National Volunteer Fire Council Announces Registration Open For The 2020 NVFC Training Summit

Registration is now open for the National Volunteer Fire Council’s (NVFC) 2020 Training Summit, which will take place June 26-27 in Orlando, FL. The conference is open to all volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, department leadership, and other fire department personnel from across the United States. Travel stipends are available to help more people attend. 2020 NVFC Training Summit This two-day classroom-based training event is an opportunity to learn from leading subject matter exper...

NFPA Announces That Massachusetts Is The First State To Implement 2020 Edition Of The NEC

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced that the state of Massachusetts’ recent update of the Massachusetts Electrical Code to contain the requirements of the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) (plus MA-specific amendments) represents the first state to implement the latest version of the code. The NEC continues to be the most widely used code in the built environment in the world, and sets the standard for safe electrical installation and inspection to pr...

Det-Tronics Enhances AAR Hangar’s Fire Protection System With Its Optical Flame Detectors

AAR MRO Services supports airline operators with everything from maintenance inspections and equipment upgrades to airframe painting and heavy maintenance for all major aircraft in service. The largest MRO operator of its type in the Americas, AAR recently opened the company’s largest facility, located at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. Here, each of two 10-story hangar bays can accommodate hundreds of ‘small’ aircraft, two Boeing 787s or even an Airbus A380, the l...

NFPA Appoints Local Representative To Expand Safety And Enforcement Advancements In The Middle East And North Africa Region

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will have a local representative who will oversee the overall regional planning, direction, coordination and support of international development functions in the Middle East and North Africa. NFPA rep in the Middle East Anas Alzaid, an electrical engineering consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with facilities management and safety professionals, is charged with assessing local safety concerns, cultivating strong alliances th...

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