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…

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…

Determined Cause

Across the globe, fire investigations are still more intuition than science. But that’s changing. Fire investigation is a vital component of fire prevention and mitigation—if we don’t know what happened we can’t learn from our mistakes and could be doomed…

Russell Leavitt honored with a Special Achievement Award

Telgian Executive Chairman’s significant contributions recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Russell B. Leavitt, Executive Chairman of Telgian Holdings, Inc., a worldwide provider of comprehensive fire, security, life safety consulting and engineering/design services, was recently recognized with a Special Achievement Award…

Johnson Controls announces the Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard

Johnson Controls has announced that its Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard is the first FM-approved guard on the market to meet FM Global design guidelines and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for using a listed guard in areas where sprinklers…

NFPA – Connecting the dots on public safety

This summer, the media was consumed by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where at least 80 people died. On its own, it was a horrendous tragedy; however, when you look at this incident and others collectively, it suggests a…

Welcome to the NFPA Conference & Expo

Every year, thousands of the leading fire, electrical and building safety professionals, from around the world consider attendance at the NFPA Conference & Expo a must. The NFPA Conference & Expo is widely regarded as the most comprehensive event in…

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…

As number of U.S. multigenerational households continues to rise, NFPA and CPSC develop toolkit to address associated fire safety challenges

Multigenerational households are on the rise: The number of Americans living under the same roof with at least three generations has doubled since 1980. While these living arrangements offer many benefits, they also present potential fire safety challenges. With that…

NFPA encourages prompt disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

Dragging your heels on taking down the Christmas tree? Here’s a fact that may motivate you: Nearly 40 percent of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is strongly encouraging…

“Project Holiday” works to educate the public about potential fire risks during holiday season

Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this celebratory time of year into a devastating one. To help everyone safely enjoy the holiday season,…

In response to the USA’s recent deadly fires, NFPA encourages personal responsibility for safety in public buildings

The fires that occurred this past week in Oakland, Calif., Cambridge, Mass., and Gatlinburg, Tenn., reinforce that fires can happen anywhere, anytime and with deadly consequences. As people enter public places this holiday season, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…

The law of unintended consequences

It’s a well-established phenomenon that legislation, technical advances and major decisions are often found to produce negative, unforeseen consequences. The best examples are often found in decisions taken without studying all the facts. For example, during China’s Cultural Revolution, the…

Security balance – Why security safety in public places needs to be synonymous with life safety

Brussels, Paris, Orlando, and Istanbul are all beautiful cities, centers of commerce, and cultural hubs. Sadly, they are also the targets of recent horrific terrorist attacks. Terrorists continue to refine their ability to zero in on so-called “soft targets” such…

TLX Technologies
[mkd_section_title pattern_style="light" title="Stand 4-H16"] 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…
Brave New Hazards – As new technologies address the world’s problems, they can also raise safety issues

Every day, as engineers and researchers address fire protection challenges, our world often unwittingly creates new hazards, a result of the technologies and alternative methods we develop to improve our quality of life. We have to address these hazards before,…

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,…

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