The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) recently released a report titled, “Fire Safety Challenges of Tall Wood Buildings.” The Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), conducted the study, which was sponsored by the Foundation’s Property Insurance Research Group (PIRG), to begin to understand the performance of tall wood buildings under credible fire scenarios to ensure the safety of the occupants against emissions and thermal hazards, as well as the property protection of the building and nearby structures.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding an online contest to select a singer of the National Anthem at this year’s Opening General Session of the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 9, 2014. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website, www.nfpa.org/anthem or NFPA Facebook page by March 23.
With many parts of the country continuing to be in the deep freeze, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued a renewed warning about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment, saying the improper use of heating equipment can be incredibly dangerous and their misuse is a leading cause of home fire deaths.
Nature is both beautiful and dangerous. As more and more people choose to live in and around the forests and grasslands of this country, the challenge of preparing communities for the devastation of wildfire becomes more complex. To help communities prepare residents for the possibility of a wildfire, State Farm® is providing funding to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Wildland Fire Operations Division. Local organizations will receive monetary awards through this grant to support and implement wildfire risk reduction projects.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2014 Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults conference will be held June 4-6 at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. NFPA will award scholarships to teams from up to 25 communities to attend. These teams of two will be made up of representatives of fire departments and home visit agencies across the United States and Canada and will discuss best practices regarding outreach to older adults through group presentations and home visits. Fire departments are asked to partner with an agency whose main outreach to older adults is through home visits.