National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) News

UL FSRI offers potentially life-saving tip for effective home fire safety: ‘Close Before You Doze’

Just in time for National Fire Prevention Week, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is reminding people across the U.S. to take one simple action in their homes that could potentially save lives: Close Before You Doze. This vital public safety campaign encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes each night before bed, following a study conducted by UL FSRI, showing that in a home fire, a closed door can be an effective barrier against deadly levels of carbon monoxid...

Andersen Windows Encourages Homeowners To Prevent And Prepare For Home Fires On National Fire Prevention Week

October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Andersen Windows is encouraging homeowners to familiarize themselves with ways to prevent and prepare for home fires. As part of its LookOut For Kids window safety program, Andersen offers materials and tips to help educate homeowners and caregivers on window safety and home-related accidents. "People tend to feel safest in their home, however, it is also the place that poses the greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occu...

Allstate Escape Route Mobile App Helps Families Practice Fire Escape Plans Using Augmented Reality

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, Allstate has released Escape Route, a new Allstate Mobile app feature, to help families create and practice fire escape plans using augmented reality (AR). According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments respond to a home fire every 90 seconds. Yet only one- third of American households have developed and practiced a home fire escape plan: something Allstate hopes to change through this new smartphone experience. Rea...

HAAS Alert Highlights Traffic Collisions As A Major Issue Faced By Firefighters And First Responders

HAAS Alert -- Fighting fires is a dangerous job. Firefighters don't just face smoke and flames, though. In fact, traffic collisions en-route and on-scene is one of the causes of death and injury to Firefighters and First Responders. Between ever-quieter cars and ever more distracted drivers, collisions are at an all-time high. The fire industry has tried to address this by making lights brighter and sirens louder. Now, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) is considering requiring mobi...

Domino's partners with the National Fire Protection Association to deliver fire safety messages

For the 11th consecutive year, Domino's Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up to deliver fire safety messages to homes across the country. During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13), participating Domino's stores throughout the U.S. will reinforce this year's campaign theme, ‘Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere’, with flyers on top of pizza boxes. The flyers will...

School Shootings Highlight Need For Alternatives To Manual-Pull Fire Alarms

During the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, the gunman activated a manual fire alarm and shot at students as they left the building. The alarm promoted confusion during the calamity, in part because there had been a fire drill earlier in the day. It's not the first time a fire alarm has played a role in an active shooter scenario. Twenty years ago, a similar tactic was used at the Westside Middle School shooting in Jonesborough, Ark.  A fire alarm als...

First Alert, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation selects organisations to educate communities on fire safety

Each organisation will receive 100 donated smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarms from First Alert to install with students during home safety visits First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety*, Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation have selected 25 organisations to participate in the second annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project to raise awareness about fire safety. The initiative pairs firefighters with local colleges and universities to...

NFPA introduces energy storage system classroom training for the fire service with solar energy safety considerations

NFPA releases energy storage system training for the fire service The number of residential battery energy storage system (ESS) installs during the first quarter of 2018 increased nine-fold over 2017 Q1 figures, and equaled totals from the previous three quarters according to PV Magazine. To address potential fire and life safety hazards that may occur with solar and ESS technology in both housing and business settings, NFPA has updated and expanded its Energy Storage and Sola...

NFPA hires public education leader to oversee wildfire and home fire education programs

NFPA hires new public education leader to oversee fire and life safety education The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) appointed Andrea Vastis as senior director of Public Education. Vastis will oversee NFPA’s well-respected wildfire and home fire education programs. NFPA’s public and fire education programs The Seekonk, Massachusetts resident has held various roles in public health education, and has a long history of innovating education programs and...

NFPA offers critical fire and electrical safety reminders about fireworks and grilling with 4th of July celebrations fast approaching

NFPA’s fire safety recommendations for revelers for the 4th of July celebrations With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, indulging in barbecues, holiday parties and swimming often top the list of activities to enjoy during the summer season. To help everyone do so safely, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about potential summer fire and electrical hazards and providing tips and recommendations to minimise...

NFPA 720, Standard for the installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection and warning equipment to be incorporated into 2019 edition of NFPA 72

NFPA 720 CO detection and warning system to be inducted into 2019 edition of NFPA 72 Upon adjournment of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the requirements of NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide Detection and Warning Equipment are one step closer to issuance by the Standards Council as incorporated into the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. NFPA 720, which has worked to...

NFPA unveils web-based CodeFinder tool with color-coded mapping software to reference codes and reference in use domestically and internationally

NFPA introduces CodeFinder tool to reference international codes and standards The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America and the Middle East. Keeping up with new hazards, changing technologies and best practices is essential when it comes to optimising safe...

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