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....

Read More

ESPN anchor Hannah Storm shares the specifics of her burn injury with NFPA Journal

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in ESPN, grill safety, Hannah Storm, National Fire Protection Association, News, NFPA Journal, Safety, SportsCenter |

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm vividly recalls a gas grill explosion that resulted in first- and second-degree burns on her body: "The explosion was so great that it blew the doors off the grill," she tells NFPA Journal in the latest issue. "My neighbor...thought the explosion was actually a tree falling through his own roof. I remember seeing the fire and then being on fire and rushing to put it out." Following the harrowing incident, Storm made a miraculous return to TV and has become NFPA's newest grilling safety advocate. Through a series of public service announcements, she warns...

Read More

Read the new issue of NFPA’s Safety Source newsletter for public educators

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in electrical safety, Newsletters, NFPA newsletter, public education newslettery, Safety, Safety Source newsletter, wow wow wubzy |

The March 2013 issue of "Safety Source", NFPA’s monthly public education e-newsletter, is now available. This issue includes information on NFPA's partnership with Cupcake Digital, the creators of the new Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! app to offer fire safety tips to kids and families. The app, Wubbzy's Fire Engine Adventure, is based on episodes of the Emmy-winning Nick Jr. TV series “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!” The issue also includes a new safety tip sheet - this time, on outdoor electrical safety. And we also offer tips on how to make emergency evacuation planning a part of every student's Individual Education Program...

Read More