Fire Protection Research Foundation to host free webinar addressing production and design challenges of female firefighter personal protective clothing
On October 17, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is hosting “Female Firefighter Personal Protective Clothing: Investigation of Design, Comfort, and Mobility Issues,” a free one-day webinar that will address…
Newly released NFPA report shows U.S. home fire deaths hit 14-year high in 2021, marking critical importance of Fire Prevention Week, 9–15 October 2022
The latest Fire Loss in the U.S. report released by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows the largest number of home fire deaths since 2007, reflecting a 14-year high. According to the report, people are more likely to die…
NFPA Wildfire Division Director to serve on Presidential Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is pleased to announce Michele Steinberg, NFPA Wildfire Division Director, has been selected as a member of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. The Commission, established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and…
NFPA to host ‘Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss’ on Tuesday, 15 March as final session of its 125th Anniversary Conference Series
On Tuesday, 15 March, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting ‘Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss’ a FREE one-day programme that addresses new, innovative approaches for effectively combating today’s wildfire challenges. The programme is part of…
NFPA announces FREE student and apprentice membership and debuts convenient NFPA Community – Xchange app on the App Store and Google Play
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made its student and apprentice membership offerings FREE and released an NFPA Community - Xchange app on the App Store and in Google Play. Encouraging lifelong learning Students and apprentices currently studying fire…
NFPA seeks nominations for James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal Award, which honours significant contributions in fire safety advocacy efforts
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is calling for nominations for the 2022 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal, which recognizes fire and life safety advocates who have made significant contributions in lessening losses from fire, electrical, and other hazards. Named…
FREE NFPA online conference on 16 February will cover global challenges and solutions for keeping people and property safe
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present a FREE ‘Global Solutions for Global Challenges’ online educational program on 16 February 2022, covering a number of safety topics, as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series begins to wind down.  The…
National Fire Protection Association launches 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at Facebook Live event
Over the past decade, the US has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. There are nearly 45 million homes in areas prone to wildfire today and wildfire risk is nearly present in every state. Experts predict this trend will…
NFPA adds live, timely discussion with US fire administrator, Philadelphia fire commissioner and FDNY fire prevention leader to 25 January leadership conference
In response to two high-profile home fires this month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has added a Special Live Event: Taking the Lead after Tragedy to the beginning of its FREE virtual Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday,…
Recent report highlights promising trend for volunteer firefighting recruitment
By Cathy Longley, Communications Manager, NFPA   There’s nothing like a good stat or trend to make you pause and think. So, when I looked at NFPA CEO Jim Pauley’s recent blog on Google Trends earlier this week and noticed…
Deadly Philadelphia fire is tied for fifth most deadly home fire in the United States since 1980
As the media covers the tragic fire this week in Philadelphia that claimed the lives of 13 people including seven children, NFPA is providing key resources for reporters. All can be accessed at www.nfpa.org/pressroom or at the individual links below.…
NFPA to host FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders online conference
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will present a FREE Leadership for Emergency Responders conference on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 as the organization’s year-long 125th Anniversary Conference Series continues into the first quarter of the year. The complimentary online transformational leadership…
Environmentally safe fire protection for aircraft hangars adopted in NFPA 409 2022 Edition
Safespill, a leader in environmentally safe fire protection systems, has announced that the company's core technology – the Safespill flooring system, also known as an ignitable liquid drainage floor assembly – will be added to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…
NFPA and State Farm team up for fifth year to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages in hundreds of communities nationwide
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are teaming for the fifth consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021 and its fire safety messages among thousands of communities nationwide. NFPA has been the official sponsor…
Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

‘The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront the subject. Destructive fire takes a huge toll in lives, injuries, and property losses, yet there is no need to accept those losses with resignation.…

Fire Prevention Week is 3–9 October 2021! This year’s theme is: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for 99 years, has announced Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, 3–9 October 2021. From beeps to chirps, this year’s…
NFPA highlights four ways 9/11 changed the world of fire and life safety
As the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches this Saturday, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) highlights four ways that day changed the world of fire and life safety, shedding light on how the fire service, first responders, and others now do their…
NFPA to host joint informational webinar on 8 September with Saudi Arabia HCIS about new licensing requirements
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian High Commission for Industrial Security (HCIS) will host a one-hour HCIS Licensing Requirements Informational Session webinar on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 7:00am (EDT). All fire protection contractors and consultants…
Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association endorses Outthink Wildfire, an NFPA initiative aimed at reducing wildfire risk to communities by 2050
In its latest resolution action, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) unanimously approved support of Outthink Wildfire, an initiative of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aimed at eliminating the destruction of communities by wildfire in 30 years. The resolution emphasizes the fact that the…
NFPA to host Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) conference, a full-day programme addressing today’s fire and life-safety education challenges and opportunities
On Tuesday, 14 September, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its fifth annual Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE), a one-day programme addressing some of the leading challenges and opportunities facing today’s fire departments and public safety educators working to mitigate fire…
NFPA announces launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool that helps communities identify gaps in safety and protect citizens
The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute has announced the launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool that will help users identify gaps in a community’s capacity to support safety and draw on the results to advocate for specific changes that will better protect citizens and…
Join us for the Spotlight on Public Education (SOPE) Programme LIVE or ON DEMAND
Take advantage of the Buy One Get One Free special offer! Buy two tickets, register yourself, and when you use code EARLYBIRD125 you can invite a friend for free – all for $98! (offer expires 31 August). Simply register yourself,…

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