2008 news releases

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  • 12/03/2008 Holiday decorations may pose safety hazards for families
  • 11/18/2008 Sutherland named executive editor of NFPA Journal
  • 11/17/2008 Thanksgiving is top day for home cooking fires
  • 11/07/2008 Number of large-loss fires up by more than 54 percent in 2007
  • 10/31/2008 NFPA hosts Urban Fire Forum
  • 10/23/2008 Preparing for the next 25 years in fire protection and safety
  • 10/21/2008 DHS designates NFPA codes and standards development process as “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology”
  • 10/08/2008 Canadian Standards Association unveils new emergency management and business continuity standard
  • 10/06/2008 NFPA announces coordinated campaign to increase number of homes protected by sprinklers
  • 10/02/2008 Survey finds concerns about economy may increase incidence of home fires
  • 09/30/2008 NASFM recognizes NFPA’s Olin Greene with lifetime achievement award
  • 09/25/2008 NFPA commends ICC sprinkler vote
  • 09/24/2008 NFPA appoints Figueroa as regional manager for fire prevention
  • 09/23/2008 NFPA establishes $6 million endowment for Fire Protection Research Foundation
  • 09/11/2008 Cost of installing residential fire sprinklers averages $1.61 per square foot
  • 09/09/2008 Fires in the United States killed one person every two and a half hours
  • 09/03/2008 NFPA appoints Safer as southern regional manager
  • 09/03/2008 DHS adopts NFPA standards for responders to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction incidents
  • 08/20/2008 NFPA report finds smoking is leading factor in home fires involving oxygen administration equipment
  • 08/13/2008 NFPA report finds vehicle fires hit record low, but death toll remains in the hundreds
  • 08/06/2008 Several firefighters feared dead in helicopter crash in California
  • 07/31/2008 Young children and older adults at highest risk of death from home fires
  • 07/29/2008 NFPA applauds new charitable fund to support fire service
  • 07/15/2008 NFPA awards scholarships to fire safety students
  • 07/02/2008 Latest issue of NFPA Journal is available
  • 06/30/2008 NFPA offers resource materials on Fourth of July and summer topics for media
  • 06/18/2008 Leading health and fire safety advocates take aim at consumer fireworks
  • 06/03/2008 Legislation requiring fire safe cigarettes passed in 35 states
  • 06/02/2008 Special Achievements and Committee Service honored by NFPA
  • 06/02/2008 NFPA announces theme for Fire Prevention Week 2008
  • 06/02/2008 NFPA honors J. Kenneth Richardson with prestigious Paul C. Lamb Award
  • 06/02/2008 NFPA names new officers and members to board of directors
  • 06/02/2008 NFPA recognizes individuals for accomplishments in fire and life safety with awards presented at World Safety Conference & Exposition®
  • 05/22/2008 NFPA reminds cooks to include fire safety in grilling recipes this season
  • 05/09/2008 Metro Chiefs meet in Virginia Beach
  • 05/09/2008 Latest issue of NFPA Journal is available May
  • 05/06/2008 NFPA launches electrical safety initiative
  • 05/05/2008 Historic John Adams House focuses on electrical safety to kickoff National Electrical Safety Month
  • 04/18/2008 NFPA cosponsors fellowships for eight fire officers to attend Harvard University program
  • 04/11/2008 Fire safe cigarette legislation continues to sweep the country
  • 04/03/2008 Catastrophic multiple death fire in Brockway Pennsylvania
  • 03/31/2008 Deadly fires prompt national warning
  • 03/20/2008 Latest issue of NFPA Journal is available March
  • 03/18/2008 NFPA report identifies cooking as leading cause of home fires
  • 03/07/2008 Two firefighters killed in North Carolina wood mill fire
  • 03/07/2008 The Fire Protection Research Foundation names William M Carey Award winners
  • 03/05/2008 Wisconsin adopts latest edition of NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code
  • 02/14/2008 Tragic Station nightclub fire marks fifth anniversary
  • 02/12/2008 NFPA Standards Council contemplates changes to fireworks standard
  • 02/07/2008 NFPA and USFA release report on mitigation of the rural fire problem in the United States
  • 02/05/2008 2008 National Electrical Code Handbook dedicated to Jack Wells
  • 01/31/2008 NFPA awards 2008 Warren E Isman Grant to Madison Fire Department HazMat Team
  • 01/25/2008 Monte Carlo Hotel Fire on the Las Vegas strip
  • 01/23/2008 NFPA reminds public that exposure to carbon monoxide can be deadly
  • 01/16/2008 NFPA Board of Directors appoints two members to Standards Council and new chair

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