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Pro Board Honors NFPA President James M. Shannon with Donation to the Fire Protection Research Foundation

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

The Pro Board honors James M. Shannon, outgoing president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with a donation to support the research efforts of the Fire Protection Research Foundation. 

RIT Communications, Activities, and Deployments at Structural Fires

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

In this course, students will review the NFPA Standard on Rapid Intervention Crews (RIC), discover recommendations for proactive RIC behaviors and philosophies, and determine variables to improve function and understanding of rapid intervention operations.

San Diego Supervisors Advocate for Better Fire Protection

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Although the May wildfires showed that San Diego County has made significant progress in upgrading its firefighting capability, greater improvements are needed as the region faces the probability of "future destructive fires."

Guardian SSI to Exhibit at Florida Fire Equipment Distributors Association

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Dallas based Guardian Safety Solutions International Inc. (GSSI), in the development and manufacturing of residential range top fire protection systems industry, will exhibit at the Florida Fire Equipment Distributors Association (FFEDA) Annual Conference and Trade Showat Orlando world Center Marriott, June 21 – 23. 

Special Achievements and Committee Service Honored by NFPA

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Every year the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standards Council recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the organization in the development of codes and standards. Awards will be presented to 14 individuals at the NFPA Conference & Expo taking place this week in Las Vegas.

California Firefighters Prepare for Fire Season

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Years of drought have put California at risk of a serious fire season, and firefighters in Hemet, California, are training to be ready for the next big wildfire

NFPA: Sharp Spike in Firefighter Fatalities in 2013

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years.

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Exova Warrington Fire Expands Testing Capabilities to Include Include Water-Mist Systems

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has announced an expansion of testing capabilities to include water-mist systems.

Tyco SimplexGrinnell Demonstrates the Value of eServices at NFPA Expo

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Tyco SimplexGrinnell, in the fire and life safety industry, is showing attendees at the NFPA Expo the increasing importance of eServices -- the integrated suite of technology and service capabilities the company is leveraging to bring innovation and added value to end users, engineers and contractors.

Tyco SimplexGrinnell Introduces New Fire Alarm Panel

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Furthering its commitment to bring customers the benefits of technology and innovation, Tyco SimplexGrinnell is introducing the Simplex 4007ES – a small, expandable fire alarm panel offering features and functionality normally associated with large systems.

Code Enforcement: Critical for a Successful Fire Prevention Program

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

This course Identifies the role and need of code enforcement and discusses its negative side and administrative issues.

Construction Concerns: Hybrid Buildings

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

In this installment of Construction Concerns, Gregory Havel tells firefighters what they need to know about hybrid buildings when responding to this unique structures.

NFPA President James M. Shannon honored by Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association

Fri, Jun 6, 2014

The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (Metro) Association honored James M. Shannon, president of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), with the Metro President's Award of Distinction and the special Metro designation of Honorary Metro Fire Chief.

Metro Chiefs Meet in Baltimore

Thu, Jun 5, 2014

The Metropolitan (Metro) Fire Chiefs Association, a section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) held its 2014 annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland May 31 – June 5. Approximately 107 Metro chiefs from Canada, China, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States attended the conference and elected the Section’s 2014-2015 officers and board members.

Apparatus Purchasing: a Series of Choices, Compromises, and Trade-Offs

Sun, Jun 1, 2014

Anyone who has attended one of my apparatus purchasing classes or read one of my articles dealing with purchasing knows that I always point out that apparatus purchasing involves many choices, compromises, and trade-offs.

National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo Being Held June 9 to 12

Sat, May 31, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is getting ready for the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, June 9-12 in Las Vegas.

AFSA 2014 National Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

Wed, May 28, 2014

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program,, to ten lucky graduating high school seniors as they pursue their higher education goals.

NFPA, Fire Protection Association Formalize Relationship with Memorandum of Understanding

Wed, May 28, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a recognized leader in fire and life safety, and the United Kingdom's Fire Protection Association (FPA) have announced a formalized relationship to use NFPA's codes and standards in FPA's Property Risk Management Education and Certification Program.

Construction Concerns: Contractor Hazards

Wed, May 28, 2014

Gregory Havel discusses some construction site hazards that responders could encounter as a result of contractor negligence.

Theme for Building Safety Month Week Four Announced

Tue, May 27, 2014

Since 1980, Building Safety Month has been an annual public safety awareness campaign hosted by the International Code Council (ICC).

Chattanooga Fire Department Offers Grilling Safety Tips

Sat, May 24, 2014

As Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the unofficial start of summer, backyard chefs everywhere are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbeque season.

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