Perfect Storm

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

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Florida EV Fires

After Hurricane Ian, saltwater-damaged electric vehicles are catching fire in Florida, prompting warnings from officials

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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

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.


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).


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.

Safety in Airbnbs

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

ESS Prep

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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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