NFPA and NVFC video on “Understanding and Implementing Standards” guide

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Codes and standards, fire department, Fire service, NFPA, NFPA 1500, NFPA 1720, NFPA 1851, NVFC, safety and health, Understanding & Implementing Standards, video |

We blogged last week about the the National Volunteer Fire Council(NVFC) and NFPA developing a guide to assist departments in understanding and implementing NFPA standards. In a new video, NFPA’s Ken Willette gives an overview of the guide, which addresses NFPA 1500, NFPA 1720 and NFPA 1851. Watch the video bleow; for more detail, read the earlier blog...

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NFPA’s EV training for Canadian first responders

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Canada, Electric Vehicle, Electric vehicles, Emergency preparedness, EV, Fire service, First Responder, Safety, SCC, training |

Canada is in the midst of a push to increase the number of electric vehicles (EV) on its roads. However, with this new influx of electric cars, emergency responders will invariably need training in how to deal with them. NFPA is working with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to adapt NFPA’s American first responder EV training program to better suit Canadian needs. The SCC sees this as a necessary effort to address the gap in emergency responder training. The training packages will be available to the provinces in mid-2013. They include online resources as well as Train-the-Trainer sessions....

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