Breakdowns

Journalists Madison Hopkins and
Cecilia Reyes were recently awarded
a Pulitzer Prize for their investigative
series that revealed dangerous systemic
flaws in how Chicago handles building 
code enforcement. Now they want to see
changes made to protect residents. 

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Full Throttle

As the popularity of e-bikes and e-scooters grows, some safety experts say more regulation of these devices is needed—efforts that can be met with resistance

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Spread the Word
After a recent string of deadly mass shootings, experts say it’s critical to get NFPA 3000 in front of government officials. Read article.

EMERGING ISSUES
The New Foam
The go-to foam for suppressing liquid fuel fires is being rapidly phased out worldwide. What will replace it, and what will the transition look like? Read article.

PODCASTS FROM NFPA

The Dangers of Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

As the number and severity of wildfires increase in many parts of the world, experts have concerns over what the health impacts of wildfire smoke inhalation might be. In today’s episode, we hear from three researchers who are studying that topic by exposing mice to wildland fire smoke. So far, their research suggests inhaling wildfire smoke can lead to serious lung, heart, and even reproductive issues.

  
VIDEOS FROM NFPA


Fire Safety for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets
In this episode of Learn Something New by NFPA Journal, we review some of the safety tips NFPA offers for keeping pets safe from fire, smoke, hot objects, and electrical hazards in and around the home. 

FROM THE NFPA BLOGS
Safety in Airbnbs

With summer in full swing, NFPA offers tips to stay safe in short-term rentals, hotels, and elsewhere

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
ESS Prep

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

DETECTION & SUPPRESSION
Added Protection
With explosions on the rise, NFPA releases a new standard on gas detection and alarm equipment

CODES & STANDARDS
Happy Together
The NEC headlined the 2022 Technical Meeting, the first to take place in person since 2019

IN COMPLIANCE
Single-exit design in multistory apartment buildings. Read more.

The time delay between sprinkler actuation and fire alarm notification. Read more. 
Automated and remote inspection and testing of sprinkler systems. Read more.
EV charging safety considerations for end users. Read more.

THE VIEW FROM NFPA
Economically disadvantaged people face a disproportionate share of fire risk in the US. But there are ways we can address this problem. Read more.
As Fire Prevention Week marks its centennial, the home fire problem takes on a new urgency. Read more.
A successful pilot program proves that communities can take the necessary steps to dramatically reduce their risk from wildfire. Read more.

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

Read the latest print issue

The future of firefighting foam, growing safety concerns over e-bikes and e-scooters, fixing a flawed system of fire and explosion investigation, getting increased buy-in on NFPA 3000 in the wake of violent attacks, and much more. It’s all in the Fall 2022 issue of NFPA Journal.

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