Metro Chiefs renames Annual Lifetime Achievement Award after long-time Executive Secretary Russ Sanders

The Metropolitan ‘Metro’ Fire Chiefs Association Board of Directors has unanimously voted to rename their annual Lifetime Achievement Award the ‘Russell E. Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition of Sanders’ leadership and continuous contributions to Metro Chiefs and the international…

You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire

This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…

Institution of Fire Engineers approves NFPA CFPS credential as key component for IFE membership application

The Membership Application Assessment Panel (MAAP) of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has determined that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential will now be recognized as a major component for IFE membership. The…

NFPA Link

A groundbreaking new tool, NFPA LiNK, reinvents the experience of using NFPA codes and standards—and sets the stage for the organization’s future as a hub of digital information and knowledge. By Angelo Verzoni At one point in late March, Google…

Firefighter fatalities: Some positive signs from NFPA

NFPA recently released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report, which showed fewer than 50 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2019, reflecting the lowest number of deaths reported since NFPA began conducting this study in…

Invitation to NFPA Spotlight on Public Education Virtual Event

Never stop learning how to make the world safer. Public education professional development for the digital age. Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Virtual EventOctober 27, 11 a.m.—5:30 p.m. ET Join us for a FREE Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Virtual…

NFPA announces new, local representation to further 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. Anas Alzaid, an electrical engineering consultant with more than…

Fire Service College approved to deliver NFPA accredited training outside of UK

The Fire Service College (FSC) – the Home of Firefighter Development, has become the first centre outside of North America to achieve Pro Board approval to deliver training in overseas territories to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA…

Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days, new study reveals A third of incidents involve a cylinder explosion, putting the public and emergency services at risk

Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new data has revealed. The analysis, which is the first of its kind, found that the likely annual death toll is higher than previous estimates by the National…

What role do you play in the NFPA fire safety ecosystem?

Global perspective and purview The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been working with global authorities to help reduce risk for more than a century. A neutral, non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to eliminating loss from fire, electrical and related hazards…

New NFPA research report shows 43 percent of U.S. fire stations are 40+ years old, with an estimated total cost of $70 to $100 billion to replace

 As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure. …

Notre Dame Cathedral fire reflects challenges of protecting historic buildings from fire

In April I attended a week of meetings with the ISO committee that deals with Sustainable Cities and Communities in Paris. Part of the goal of this committee is to look at a range of critical issues such as resilience,…

Helping The Fire Service Keep Pace With Explosive Alternative Energy Growth

To help first responders handle the potential challenges aligned with energy storage systems (ESS) and solar energy, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has updated a first- of-its-kind ESS safety training for the fire service with new technology insights, relevant…

Balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime

One of the key challenges facing businesses worldwide is balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime. An example of this would be in a commercial office building which requires a fire sprinkler system. BAFSA, The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler…

NFPA issues 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 study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

TLX Technologies

TLX Technologies is excited to announce that our next generation supervised fire suppression actuator is now a UL recognized component to UL 864 for not only indoor dry but outdoor wet applications. TLX’s supervised latching electric actuator meets required UL…

Gerand – The global leader in fire pump test meters!

With steady construction growth in the Middle East, high performing fire protection systems are not only critical, they are a requirement. According to NFPA, fire pumps must be tested after initial installation (NFPA 25) and annually thereafter (NFPA 20). The…


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