NFPA collects fire experience data from thousands of U.S. fire departments

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Educators, fire dollar losses, fire fatalities, fire injuries, Fire service, fire statistics, NFPA fire experience survey, region fire department calls, Research |

Each year, NFPA’s Fire Analysis and Research group sends out a fire experience survey to over 20,000 U.S. fire departments protecting larger communities with populations of 50,000 or more, and to a sample of departments protecting smaller communities to collect data on their fire experience. Now through the end of May, the survey forms will be collected by mail and e-mail, and the results will produce estimates on the overall fire problem in the U.S. Statistics on the number of fires and associated losses, fire department calls, data by region and community size, as well information on firefighter injuries...

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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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Standards Council issues Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to nine NFPA documents

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Codes and standards, Fire service, Fireworks, NFPA 1001, NFPA 1124, NFPA 1917, NFPA 1971, NFPA 2112, NFPA 58, NFPA 59A, NFPA 99, tentative interim amendment |

At its March 2013 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA). The following TIAs on NFPA 58, NFPA 59A, NFPA 99, NFPA 1001, NFPA 1124, NFPA 1917, NFPA 1971, and NFPA 2112 were issued by the Council on March 7, 2013: NFPA 58, TIA 11-4, referencing 11.1.1, A.11.1.1, and 11.15.2 NFPA 59A, TIA 13-1, referencing Table 15.6.1 and Table NFPA 99, TIA 12-4, referencing,, and NFPA 1001, TIA 13-1, referencing 4.1(3) NFPA 1124, TIA 13-2, referencing 2.2, 6.1.3, 6.5.1,,,,, 7.3.6, 7.3.7,,,...

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