2012 news releases

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  • 12/20/2012 Christmas trees and holiday lighting present post-holiday fire hazards
  • 12/13/2012 Learn not to burn again
  • 12/12/2012 Sharpen your fire safety smarts this season
  • 12/10/2012 NFPA urges the public to stay warm and safe this winter
  • 12/06/2012 NFPA and USFA Team Up to Put a Freeze on Winter Fires
  • 11/19/2012 Cocoanut Grove Coalition created to mark 70th anniversary of fire and launch website
  • 11/16/2012 Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires
  • 11/14/2012 NFPA Journal features new effort to preserve history of Cocoanut Grove fire on its 70th anniversary
  • 10/26/2012 NFPA Firewise Communities Program tops 800th community mark
  • 10/15/2012 Aron Anderson joins NFPA Fire Adapted Communities initiative
  • 10/12/2012 Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium in Chicago November 7 and 8
  • 10/10/2012 Cooking equipment remains top cause of home structure fires
  • 10/10/2012 NFPA hosts Urban Fire Forum
  • 10/04/2012 NFPA and LEGOLAND Florida kick off Fire Prevention Week
  • 10/01/2012 Dominos Pizza teams up with the National Fire Protection Association to deliver fire safety messages
  • 09/26/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation receives grant to investigate
  • 09/25/2012 NFPA offers tools tips and resources for October Fire Prevention Week
  • 09/25/2012 NFPA The Home Depot and Kidde team up for fire safety
  • 09/21/2012 Residents urged to reduce homes risk from wildfire during major wildfire anniversary
  • 09/20/2012 NFPA Certification Department teaming up with Schroeder Measurement Technologies
  • 09/20/2012 NFPA announces Certified Fire Protection Specialist program
  • 09/12/2012 Deadly prison fire in Honduras featured in new issue of NFPA Journal
  • 09/11/2012 NFPA removes DRM on PDFs
  • 09/10/2012 FM Global provides generous support to innovative fire safety education effort
  • 09/04/2012 NFPA appoints Gary Honold as northwest regional director
  • 08/30/2012 NFPA to work with Designing Digitally, Inc. to develop innovative E-Learning
  • 08/27/2012 Firewise Communities Program launches new complimentary online toolkit
  • 08/16/2012 Wildfires raise concern for community safety
  • 08/13/2012 NFPA and LEGOLAND® Florida launch contest asking public to “Put the Wet Stuff on the Hot Stuff
  • 08/13/2012 Electric Vehicle Safety Standards Summit slated for Detroit
  • 08/08/2012 Fire service faces challenges in dealing with unwanted fire alarms
  • 08/02/2012 NFPA to host Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference
  • 07/31/2012 Fire Safety Design and Sustainable Buildings Symposium in Chicago November 7-8
  • 07/26/2012 NFPA unveils online Electric Vehicle Safety Training for firefighters and first responders
  • 07/25/2012 NFPA awards scholarships for fire safety students
  • 07/12/2012 Safety upgrades to Fenway Park and the Statue of Liberty highlighted in latest NFPA Journal
  • 07/05/2012 Support Grows for Coalition for Current Safety Codes
  • 07/02/2012 NFPA EuroCon 2012 fire and life safety conference slated for Amsterdam
  • 07/02/2012 NFPA issues safety alert on SCBA facepiece lenses
  • 06/27/2012 NFPA announces second Firewise photo contest
  • 06/26/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation releases report on effectiveness of regulatory and planning tools for reducing wildfire risk
  • 06/21/2012 Use of consumer fireworks dramatically increases risk of fire and injury
  • 06/20/2012 Grant funds available for NFPA’s Electric Vehicle Safety Training
  • 06/12/2012 NFPA's annual firefighter fatality report shows lowest number of on-duty deaths for second consecutive year
  • 06/12/2012 NFPA focuses on Having Two Ways Out during Fire Prevention Week in October
  • 06/08/2012 NFPA re-elects officers and elects new members to the Board of Directors
  • 06/08/2012 Special Achievement (1) and Committee Service (13) honored by NFPA
  • 06/08/2012 NFPA recognizes individuals for accomplishments in fire and life safety with awards presented at NFPA Conference & Expo
  • 06/06/2012 U.S. Forest Service, NFPA and Ad Council launch PSA campaign encouraging Americans to adapt and prepare for wildland fires
  • 06/05/2012 NFPA, ICC create coalition to advance public safety in the built environment
  • 06/05/2012 NFPA Conference & Expo streams General Session live from Las Vegas
  • 05/25/2012 Sparky the Fire Dog named Spokesdog for 2012 Hero Dog Awards
  • 05/25/2012 Metro Chiefs meet in Louisville
  • 05/25/2012 Fire up the barbeque and not the house
  • 05/23/2012 NFPA celebrates 10th anniversary of 20 official Firewise communities
  • 05/23/2012 NFPA Conference & Expo heats up at Mandalay Bay, June 11-14
  • 05/23/2012 Winners of 2012 William M. Carey and Ronald K. Mengel awards announced
  • 05/14/2012 Arizona wildfires raise concern for community safety
  • 05/14/2012 Tragic accident prompts national warning on electric safety
  • 05/11/2012 NFPA Journal offers added digital version with latest edition
  • 05/11/2012 NFPA launches campaign to recruit code enforcers to technical committees
  • 05/03/2012 Cathy Prudhomme joins NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program
  • 05/03/2012 John Caufield named new mid-Atlantic regional director for NFPA
  • 05/02/2012 NFPA co-sponsors Harvard University program fellowship for four fire officers
  • 05/01/2012 Electrical failures or malfunctions are factors in more than 46,000 home fires
  • 04/27/2012 NFPA commends Massachusetts for new electric vehicle license plates
  • 04/27/2012 NFPA to host free webinar on Sparky’s Wish List
  • 04/27/2012 Increased wildfire activity throughout the nation prompts warning for public
  • 04/19/2012 NFPA partners with Green Builder® Media to launch inspirational new green home exhibit: VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®
  • 04/19/2012 NFPA launches program to help fire departments fund fire safety education
  • 04/18/2012 Brockton Fire Department awarded 2012 Jensen Grant
  • 04/16/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation releases final needs report for NIST laboratory
  • 04/16/2012 NFPA announces Firewise plant calendar photo contest winners
  • 04/13/2012 NFPA’s Gary Keith and Russell Sanders receive Fellow distinction by the Institution of Fire Engineers
  • 04/13/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation’s Casey Grant named Fellow by the Institution of Fire Engineers
  • 04/10/2012 New York brush fires raise concern for community safety
  • 04/06/2012 Automotive rescue and extrication expert Ron Moore joins NFPA’s Electric Vehicle Safety Training Project
  • 04/06/2012 Massachusetts wildfires raise concern for community safety
  • 04/05/2012 NFPA’s Firewise offers quiz on “Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season”
  • 04/04/2012 NFPA announces recipient of 2012 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year
  • 04/03/2012 NFPA’s Sparky the Fire Dog® launches new “Put Out the Fire” online game
  • 04/03/2012 The Fire Protection Research Foundation releases report on water consumption for fires
  • 04/02/2012 Smoking-materials fire deaths drop to 30 year low
  • 03/27/2012 NFPA launches firefighter health and safety video contest
  • 03/20/2012 Colorado wildfire raises concern for community safety
  • 03/15/2012 Fire-safety hazards of lithium-ion batteries featured in latest NFPA Journal
  • 03/05/2012 The National Fire Protection Association partners with Domino’s Pizza to deliver fire safety messages
  • 02/23/2012 NFPA partners with LEGOLAND® Florida for fire safety education
  • 02/10/2012 Education, entertainment on tap for 2012 NFPA Conference & Expo
  • 02/06/2012 NFPA Board of Directors appoints new members to Standards Council
  • 02/02/2012 National Fire Protection Association announces Firewise Photo Contest
  • 02/01/2012 National trends in delivery of health and long-term care and the implications for safety codes and standards to be discussed
  • 01/19/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation and NFPA to host global seminar in Europe
  • 01/18/2012 Fire Protection Research Foundation to host symposium on fire suppression, detection and signaling
  • 01/12/2012 NFPA awards 2012 Warren E. Isman Educational Grant to the Salina Fire Department HazMat Response Team
  • 01/09/2012 Application procedures announced for the 2012 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program
  • 01/09/2012 Fire hazards of hoarding covered in latest issue of NFPA Journal
  • 01/06/2012 Children, older adults and people with disabilities at higher risk for scald burns
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