Fire Safety


News & Articles

  • Tennessean Named 2019 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year

    Barry Brickey, public education and information officer for the Kingsport (TN) Fire Department and voice of Sparky the Fire Dog®, as the recipient of the 2019 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year Award.

  • FCC Proposal to Help Responders Locate 911 Callers in Multi-Story Buildings

    The commission proposed a vertical location accuracy metric of plus or minus 3 meters relative to the handset for 80 percent of indoor wireless 911 calls, tentatively concluding that location accuracy metric—within 3 meters above or below the phone—would be sufficiently accurate to identify the caller's floor level in most cases and would be technically feasible under the timeframes established in the Enhanced 911 rules.

  • CSB Highlights Importance of Following Standards

    Incidents cited in the Safety Spotlight document include the BP Texas City refinery explosion and fire, ConAgra Foods and Kleen Energy natural gas explosions, and the Imperial Sugar combustible dust disaster in Georgia in February 2008. Each example discusses standards or guidelines that were developed following the incident.

  • Grenfell Fire Inquiry Phase 1 Report Coming Soon

    Phase 2 of the Inquiry will examine issues that include the high-rise tower’s original design and modifications, fire and safety measures in it at the time of the fire, and where and why the fire began.

  • New York Brush Burning Ban Starts March 16

    "New York prohibits residential burning during the coming high-risk fire season to reduce wildfires and protect people, property, and natural resources. The ban has been extremely effective in reducing the number of wildfires, and we're encouraging New Yorkers to put safety first," New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said March 12.

  • PG&E Repeatedly Delayed Safety Work on Power Line Suspected in California Wildfire, Report Says

    PG&E told regulators in 2013 that it intended to replace much of the infrastructure on the Caribou-Palermo line, including towers and wires, according to the report. However, the company resubmitted that plan in 2014, 2015, and 2016, postponing the planned work.


Webinars


Whitepapers

  • 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.


Videos

  • Chicago Fire Department MSA G1 SCBA In-Service Day: December 14, 2017

    MSA Safety deployed 1,100 state-of-the-art G1 SCBA to the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). The deployment represents the completion of a one-year, multi-phase delivery and training process.

  • MSA Supports Firehouse Expo 2017 Student Ambassadors

    MSA proudly sponsored the opportunity for student ambassadors to attend Firehouse Expo 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., for an unforgettable hands-on training experience. The trip was organized by the Laramie County Community College Fire Science program in Cheyenne, Wyo. http://www.MSAfire.com

  • 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 http://www.nfpa.org/sprinklerplans.