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…

FM Approval for Firetrace International’s E4

Firetrace International, the global manufacturer of fire suppression solutions for commercial, industrial, government and military applications, has achieved FM approval for its advanced E4 engineered clean agent total flooding system. E4 obtained the FM Approval for its high-performance 500 PSI…

NFPA Message from President Jim Pauley

Thank you for attending NFPA’s 2016 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. You helped make it the largest, most successful event in years. We’ve already heard great feedback, and look forward to getting more input from you via the survey…

E2S Warning Signals becomes member of NFPA

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent warning signals manufacturer, is now a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). E2S, which has a dedicated sales support & distribution facility in Houston, TX to serve the North American market,…

E2S Warning Signals showcase latest audible and visual signalling for fire at NFPA

NFPA member E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, is exhibiting at the NFPA Show from the 13th to the 15th of June in Las Vegas. On Booth 1059, E2S will be showcasing…

Beyond Code: The role of supplemental fire suppression in modern resiliency planning

Most developed countries have created or adopted a fire code for industrial and commercial buildings. The premise of most code is both simple and essential: protect life and structure. But is meeting fire code enough? For some businesses which utilize…

Not all Pumps are Created Equal

Not all pumps referred to as a fire pumps are the same. Choosing the correct pump for the specific job is complicated, because the name fire pump is used to describe a wide range of different styles and designs of…

FLIR

FLIR will be demonstrating their state of the art thermal imaging cameras for firefighting. K2 – Extremely affordable thermal imaging for firefighters Powered by FLIR’s Lepton® camera core, the compact K2 delivers detailed thermal images at 160 x 120 resolution…

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