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  • London's Fire Chief Calls for Sprinkler Mandate

    "Now is the time to remind Government of life-saving recommendations we have been making for years," London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said. "We are calling for residential tower blocks to be retrofitted with sprinklers, and they should be mandatory in all new school builds and major refurbishments."

  • Canada Marks First Firefighters' National Memorial Day

    "On Firefighters' National Memorial Day, we all come together to remember and mourn, to support one another, and to celebrate those wonderful lives. The symbolic half-masting of national flags on all federal buildings will inspire Canadians to pause in remembrance of the firefighters in their communities and across the country who have fallen while serving their fellow citizens," said Ralph Goodale, Canada's minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on Sept. 10.

  • Oregon OSHA Offers Wildfire Smoke and Heat Stress Tips

    With multiple wildfire across the state, the agency has posted tips for indoor air quality concerns, respiratory protection (including voluntary use), and heat stress prevention.

  • Campaign Raising Awareness of Student Housing Fire Hazards

    A recent NFPA report said fires are more common between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on weekends, and September and October are the peak months for fires in dormitories.

  • Home Depot to Pay $5.7 Million Penalty for Selling Recalled Products

    CPSC said the Atlanta-based company's agreement settles charges that it knowingly sold and distributed approximately 2,816 recalled products from 33 separate voluntary corrective actions from August 2012 through November 2016.

  • HUD Update of Manufactured Home Standards Coming Soon?

    The agency has a proposed rule under OIRA review, with an NPRM to be published in September 2017.



  • Springfield DH Dual Hazard FR Fabric

    This paper is intended to educate the reader about Springfield’s new, inherently flame-resistant (FR) fabric. Springfield DH is engineered to provide permanent protection against flash fires and electrical arc flashes. It is important that a flame-resistant (FR) garment provide an expected degree of protection to the wearer. This paper will address key expectations to consider when making a decision on which fabric provides the optimum protection, comfort, and durability.

  • Fire is Unpredictable, Nomex is not.

    Let's face it, you can never know with certainty when a fire will spark, how hot it will burn, where it will spread or how long you’ll be in danger. Because fire is such a wild card, DuPont™ Nomex® becomes the best bet. Nomex® fiber is proven, predictable and yes, safe.

  • Does Your Gas Detection Program Need a Health Check

    Data stored within gas detectors that help safety personnel make decisions that increase workplace safety and strengthen their safety cultures often goes unused. Readers will learn how managing the data in their gas detection program will keep their people safer.


  • New NFPA Training Takes the Guesswork Out of Sprinkler Plan Reviewing

    Rick Tustin, Winchester (MA) Fire Department, and Paul Cheever, Revere (MA) Fire Department, discuss the challenges of sprinkler plan reviewing and how a new training by the National Fire Protection Association addresses the challenges. For more information, visit

  • 'You Can't Fight Fire with Fire' – GE Unimpossible Missions

    We've all heard the idiom "fight fire with fire," but can you really fight fire with fire? At GE we've challenged some of our best engineers and scientists to find out if you can really fight fire with fire. Watch the video now and see for yourself if the impossible, is truly possible. At GE we work on things that matter. We combine the best people and the best technologies from across the whole of GE to work on some of the world's toughest, impossible missions. Whether that's finding solutions to problems in energy, health, transportation, finance, and the home, GE is building, powering, moving, and curing the world.

  • The ABCDs of Fire Extinguisher Safety

    We have all seen fire extinguishers around our workplace as well as in the home. Have you ever taken the time to actually look at the extinguisher to see what type it is? Do you know if you have the right extinguisher for the potential threats that may be present? Do you know what the letters and symbols on the extinguisher mean?

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