E-Bike Ban?

Fueled by fire safety concerns, a new rule
would ban e-bikes and e-scooters from all
public housing in New York City. The
potential move has faced backlash already.

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Safety in Airbnbs

Ahead of the holiday weekend, NFPA offers tips to stay safe in short-term rentals, hotels, and elsewhere 

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HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Door Dilema
Officials had hoped that new research would help solve a long-simmering debate on fire door gaps. It didn’t. Read article.

INDUSTRIAL HAZARDS
Leak Smarts
A new online tool will give users an easy, inexpensive way to predict the outcome of hydrogen fuel leaks. Read article.

PODCASTS FROM NFPA

Safety in Short-term Rental Properties

From elevators that can decapitate you to grills that can explode in your face, short-term rental properties aren’t short on things that can hurt you—or worse. In fact, short-term rental safety expert Justin Ford calls these properties the most dangerous sector of the travel and hospitality industry. In this episode, Angelo sits down with Ford to discuss a brief history of the short-term rental market, what safety hazards can exist in these properties, and, importantly, what owners and renters alike can do to maximize safety.

  
VIDEOS FROM NFPA


The History and Evolution of Burn Treatment
In this episode of Learn Something New by NFPA Journal, we examine the history and evolution of burn treatment, from smearing alcohol, mud, and feces on burns to cutting-edge skin graft surgeries and antibiotic infusions.

INTERNATIONAL
Don’t Fret

Worrying about a fire makes you less likely to respond to one correctly, an Irish study finds

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
ESS Prep

Firefighters need improved ESS training and regulation to safely coexistence with this evolving, complex hazard

FIRE & LIFE SAFETY ECOSYSTEM
Taking Stock
A new tool developed by NFPA can help communities identify critical gaps in the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

SPECIAL REPORT
Under Fire
A top-ranking Ukraine official talks to NFPA Journal about the realities faced by firefighters in a war zone

 ECOSYSTEM SUCCESS
Following a fatal 2019 gas blast, a Maine law takes effect requiring gas detectors in buildings where appliances that use natural gas or propane are located. The November/December 2020 issue of NFPA Journal included a feature story on the importance of gas detection systems; read the article at nfpa.org/earlywarning.

 ECOSYSTEM FAIL
As Typhoon Rai bore down on the Philippines, a priest holds mass in defiance of evacuation orders. Video shows powerful winds and rains sweeping through the church as the priest speaks to empty pews. Watch a video. 

 ECOSYSTEM SUCCESS
NFPA and vipHomeLink announce a partnership to bring world-class fire, life, and electrical safety information from NFPA to homeowners using vipHomeLink’s digital platform. Read more.


Investment in safety cog ECOSYSTEM SUCCESS  
After a string of costly shipboard fires, the US Navy forms a group of professionals to oversee bolstering fire safety on ships. The group will primarily focus on preventing hot work and electrical fires. Read more.

Preparedness and emergency response cog ECOSYSTEM SUCCESS 
Volunteer firefighter Tyler Hicks of Rudd, Iowa, keeps a tornado siren wailing by hand as historic storms rocked the northern Iowa city in December. “I signed up to do this, and that was my job that night,” Hicks tells local reporters. Read more.

Code compliance cog ECOSYSTEM FAIL 
Officials say heat lamps at a marijuana grow facility illegally located in the basement of a residential property in Foxboro, Massachusetts, sparked a mid-December blaze that displaced a dozen residents. Read more.
IN COMPLIANCE
‘Last resort’: The Life Safety Code and fire escape stairs. Read more.
NFPA 72 and the need to reduce nuisance smoke alarms. Read more. 
Information signage requirements for sprinkler systems. Read more.
2023 NEC discussions include proposals related to electric shock drowning. Read more.

THE VIEW FROM NFPA
A pair of new reports challenges standards developers to improve wildfire protection in building codes. Read more.
Fires in animal boarding facilities make it critically important to spread public education messages in your community. Read more.
A high school student from Oregon explains the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy in an engaging six-minute video. Read more.

FIRE NEWS
Daily Dispatches
News for America's Fire Service, compiled by the
Western Fire Chiefs Association

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Training firefighters to handle the boom in energy storage systems; drugs, falls, and fires; a special report on Ukraine; and much more. Plus, your guide to the 2022 NFPA Conference & Expo. It’s all in the Summer 2022 issue of NFPA Journal.

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