Work in Progress

On the 30th anniversary of NFPA 921,
the groundbreaking guide for fire investigations,
an influential new report presents a sobering
assessment of how far the discipline has yet to go

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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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'Breakdowns at Every Point'
How two local journalists uncovered dangerous systemic flaws in how Chicago handles building code enforcement, and won the Pulitzer Prize in the process. 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.


Fire on Campus: Turning Pain into Purpose

On January 19, 2000, Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, then 18-year-old freshman roommates at Seton Hall University, were severely burned when the residence hall they lived in caught fire. The blaze, one of the worst at a college campus in US history, killed three students and injured more than 50 others. Shawn and Alvaro now travel the country speaking to students and responders about their journey. Today on the podcast, we chat with them about the Seton Hall fire, their grueling recovery, and what parents, students, and first responders need to know as students return to campuses this month. 


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. 

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

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

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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