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Dr. John L. Bryan, Fire Protection Pioneer, Passes Away

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Dr. John L. Bryan, a pioneer in the field of fire protection, recently passed away.

Gore Highlighting Expanded Portfolio of Flame Retardant Military Garments at AUSA 2014

Mon, Oct 13, 2014

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., will be featuring its expanded line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719. 

Family Saved by Carbon Monoxide Detector Given Out at Indiana Fire Department Open House

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

On October 6, 2014, the La Porte (IN) Fire Department hosted their annual open house to kick off Fire Prevention Week. For the second year they teamed up with the LOK/Wishing Tree Foundation, a foundation that promotes awareness for carbon monoxide (CA) poisoning.

California Wildfire Threatening Hundreds of Homes

Thu, Oct 9, 2014

A series of wildfires along a Northern California interstate destroyed five homes and threatened hundreds more as fire crews fought Thursday to keep it from a canyon where dry brush could make it a far bigger problem.

NFPA Announces Second National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the second annual national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Wildfire Preparedness Day) is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Americans Know More About Snack Cakes than Smoke Alarms, Survey Says

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

According to a survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety, nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie snack cake than the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm.

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Start Fire Prevention Week with Ceremonies

Wed, Oct 8, 2014

The Chattanooga (TN) Fire Department held its annual Fire Prevention Week ceremonies Monday morning at the Fire Training Center and at the Fireman's Fountain next to the county courthouse.

HALO Combines Sleek Design With Hazards Alerts That Will Caution Families

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, Charlotte startup White Stagg announced it will launch its modern adaptation of the smoke alarm with a Kickstarter campaign later this month. 

Alabama Child Burned in 'Fire Challenge'

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

An eight-year-old boy from Walker County, Alabama, was burned while taking part in the dangerous social media fad known as the "fire challenge."

Seymour (TN) Firefighters Deliver Pizzas For Fire Prevention Week

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) of Seymour, Tennessee, partnered together with Dominos Pizza and the NFPA to raise awareness for fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.

Firefighting in Hospitals

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Health care facilities across the country in large cities and small towns pose a very significant challenge and risk to firefighters, writes Matthew Stiene.

Emphasis Placed on Working Smoke Alarms During Fire Prevention Week

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week, and hopefully your department and Fire Corps team are using this opportunity to conduct fire prevention events and promote important fire prevention and life safety messages and information in your community.

Construction Concerns: Electrical Needs

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

In his new "Construction Concerns," Gregory Havel goes indepth on the risks of electrical fires and their causes.

International Association of Fire Chiefs Power Campaign to Change Behaviors, Save Lives

Sun, Oct 5, 2014

Staggering statistics and the innate desires of two organizations to keep families safe are powering one of the largest fire safety programs in the U.S. Home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone.*

4,000 Piglets Die in Factory Farm Fire, NFPA Urged to Require Sprinklers

Sun, Oct 5, 2014

After a fire killed nearly 4,000 piglets in a North Carolina factory farm, the National Fire Protection Association should require similar facilities to have ceiling sprinklers. 

Honeywell's TMAX Gloves with Extra Protection and Uncompromised Dexterity

Sat, Oct 4, 2014

TheFireStore continues the tradition of bringing the latest PPE to the firefighting community with the addition of Honeywell's TMAX Gloves. These new gloves offer maximum comfort and maximum Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) plus a blend of materials that provides excellent dexterity and a comfortable feel. 

San Juan County (NM) Firefighters Get Lake Assault Fire Boat

Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Lake Assault Boats, a leading manufacturer of mission-specific boats for firefighting, law enforcement, and public safety agencies, as well as commercial marine industries, has delivered a custom-built 26-foot fire and rescue boat to the San Juan County Fire Department in New Mexico.

NFPA Standards Council Acts to Establish a Standard for Community Risk Reduction Plans

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Council has approved a request to establish a standard for Community Risk Assessments and Reduction plans.

Study Reveals Concerning Lack of Household Smoke Alarm Testing

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, which is observed Oct. 5-11, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) commissioned a study to determine how often Americans test their household fire alarms. 

NFPA and Home Depot to Support Fire Prevention Week

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Home Depot are working together to promote the importance of working smoke alarms in support of Fire Prevention Week’s 2014 campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!"

Chimfex® Offers Special Incentive to Help Homeowners Protect Their Family and Home

Thu, Oct 2, 2014

To support fire safety, Orion, the manufacturer of Chimfex®, is providing special savings offers to homeowners so they can be prepared in the event of a chimney fire.

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