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RESEARCH

The Unwanted Conundrum

U.S. fire departments responded to almost 2.5 million false alarms in 2014. Hear from several experts about the problem of unwanted alarms.

How do you prevent unwanted alarms?

What's going on?  

NFPA's Marty Ahrens provides an overview of unwanted alarm, need for continued research.

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Free guide  

Download our free "Fire Service Guide to Reducing Unwanted Fire Alarms" for an overview of fire alarm systems and detection devices.

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NFPA 72  

The 2016 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, reflects new technologies and applications.

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Fire Prevention Week

This year's campaign focuses on the importance of replacing smoke alarms every 10 years.

Free Fire Prevention Week tools and resources
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Free virtual workshop

Join us on July 27 for a free, one-hour workshop on the power of embers. Steve Quarles of the IBHS Research Center, will discuss the impact of embers and items around the home that are vulnerable during a fire.

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Codes & Standards

Looks Nice. Burns Hot.

How much of a fire hazard is posed by decorative features inside and outside buildings?

Plastic trees acted like 'solid gasoline'

Video

Watch dramatic footage of a pool deck fire at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas.

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Looking back

2008 fire at Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas causes $100,000,000 in property damage.

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Tip sheet

Be prepared and know what you would do in a hotel or motel emergency.


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Join our online community

NFPA Xchange connects you with your peers around the world and directly with NFPA staff. Visit our discussion forums, read our blogs, if you’re a member, enjoy access to exclusive content and answers to your technical questions.

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Take action to cut wildfire losses

Wildfires are inevitable, but home destruction and disaster are not. Learn how neighbors and fire service can work together toward safer communities.

Everything you need to know before wildfire threatens your home
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National Electrical Code®

Troubled waters

A new look at marinas, boatyards, and the problem of electric shock drowning.

Get all the details in NFPA Journal®

Free report  

Assessment of Hazardous Voltage/Current in Marinas, Boatyards and Floating Buildings.

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Tip sheet  

ESFI offers tips on how to avoid electrical shock drowning, other injuries while out on the water.

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2017 NFPA 70® Code Book  

Get up-to-date with new provisions on renewable power technology, such as large scale PV, energy storage systems, and DC microgrids.

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Visit the NFPA catalog

Stay in the know with NFPA products and training. Purchase codes and standards, register for training, join or renew membership, or subscribe to the National Fire Codes. Members get a 10% discount!

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Home fire sprinklers save lives

The majority of U.S. fire deaths happen at home. Use the resources from our Fire Sprinkler Initiative to promote the life-saving necessity of fire sprinklers in all new homes.

Make the case for sprinklers requirements in your community
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Wildfire

Wildfire in the United States

As we enter peak wildfire season, understanding the scope and magnitude of fire's impacts is critical. Get a big picture of the wildfire problem.

The Year in Wildfire

Protect your home  

Seven tips to reduce the risk of your property becoming fuel for a wildfire.

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Video  

See how even young adults can help minimize the impact of a wildfire.

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Local focus  

New survey defines the challenges that fire departments face when tackling wildfire.

See key survey results