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 17 individuals at the NFPA Conference and Expo taking place this week in Chicago.
As the Fourth of July approaches, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that there’s no safe way to use consumer fireworks. According to NFPA, coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, over 11,000 injuries resulted from consumer use of fireworks in 2013.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced that the affordable home smoke alarm is the technical achievement to receive the inaugural Philip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money was presented today at NFPA’s Conference and Expo to Lyman Blackwell who co-developed the smoke alarm with the late Duane Pearsall.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 64 on-duty firefighter deaths in the U.S. in 2014, making 2014 the third year in the past four years that the total has been below 65 deaths. According to NFPA’s U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, the number of 2014 fatalities is a significant decrease from the 97 deaths that occurred in 2013, when two incidents combined to claim the lives of 28 firefighters. NFPA released the results during a special session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today elected new members to its Board of Directors at the 2015 NFPA Conference and Expo in Chicago. The three-year terms for new members took effect upon the close of the annual meeting.