Brave New Systems-Based World

A fire safety expert argues
that several emerging
worldwide challenges call
for a new performance-oriented
approach to building safety.

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PERFECT STORM

The author of the new book 'California Burning' explains the dangerous interplay between climate, energy, and wildfire

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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Call to Action
The first ever USFA summit on fire prevention, held during the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week, puts the nation's fire problem into sharp focus. 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

Cooking Fires and Turkey Fryers

Shockingly, cooking fires now kill more people on average per year in the US than they did in the 1980s. As Thanksgiving nears, we are re-airing this episode from November 2020 looking at this growing problem. First, Jesse talks to an NFPA communications manager about cooking fire causes and the resources available for prevention educators (1:57). Then we explore the science behind those viral videos of turkey-fryer fireballs (25:09). In a new Code Corner, NFPA engineer Brian O’Connor talks about the different letters and numbers on fire extinguishers and what they mean (37:33).

  
VIDEOS FROM NFPA


The Relationship Between Extreme Heat and Wildfire
In this episode of Learn Something New by NFPA Journal, we examine the relationship between extreme heat and wildfire as well as offer some tips for staying safe when hot and dry conditions combine to increase wildfire risk.

FROM THE NFPA BLOGS
Winter Checklist

As cold temperatures arrive, preparing your facility for the impacts of freezing weather should be top of mind

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

EMERGING ISSUES
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

IN COMPLIANCE
A Thai nightclub fire underscores the critical need for occupancy requirements. Read more.

The role of emergency responder communication enhancement systems. Read more. 
The growing importance of fire suppression in data centers. Read more.
What NEC requirements say about electric micromobility devices. Read more.

THE VIEW FROM NFPA
A new project takes aim at quantifying the true cost of fire, and the fiscal upside of fire protection. Read more.
The modern fire problem contains echoes of the challenges articulated by president Harry Truman 75 years ago. Read more.
The US federal government has committed $3 billion to fund local wildfire efforts, but access to the money is clogged with red tape. 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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