New NFPA research report shows 43 percent of U.S. fire stations are 40+ years old, with an estimated total cost of $70 to $100 billion to replace

 As the condition of aging bridges, roadways, transportation resources, and grids across the U.S. has increasingly become the focus of discussion, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued Renovations Needs of the U.S. Fire Service, a new report on the fire service’s aging infrastructure. …

Helping The Fire Service Keep Pace With Explosive Alternative Energy Growth

To help first responders handle the potential challenges aligned with energy storage systems (ESS) and solar energy, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has updated a first- of-its-kind ESS safety training for the fire service with new technology insights, relevant…

NFPA façade risk assessment research presented at Fire Australia 2018

Developed by the NFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation, the new Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool (EFFECT) aims to help global building owners, facility managers and governments to proactively assess the risk to high rise buildings from combustible façade cladding.…

Three Australians win the prestigious NFPA DiNenno prize

Dr Martin Cole along with Mr David Packham and Mr John Peterson won the 2017 NFPA DiNenno Prize. The DiNenno Prize recognises ground breaking innovations that have a significant impact in the building, fire and electrical fields worldwide. The trio…

Balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime

One of the key challenges facing businesses worldwide is balancing business continuity with maintenance costs and downtime. An example of this would be in a commercial office building which requires a fire sprinkler system. BAFSA, The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler…

NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other hazardous substances. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

FM Approval for Firetrace International’s E4

Firetrace International, the global manufacturer of fire suppression solutions for commercial, industrial, government and military applications, has achieved FM approval for its advanced E4 engineered clean agent total flooding system. E4 obtained the FM Approval for its high-performance 500 PSI…

NFPA Message from President Jim Pauley

Thank you for attending NFPA’s 2016 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. You helped make it the largest, most successful event in years. We’ve already heard great feedback, and look forward to getting more input from you via the survey…

E2S Warning Signals becomes member of NFPA

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent warning signals manufacturer, is now a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). E2S, which has a dedicated sales support & distribution facility in Houston, TX to serve the North American market,…

E2S Warning Signals showcase latest audible and visual signalling for fire at NFPA

NFPA member E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, is exhibiting at the NFPA Show from the 13th to the 15th of June in Las Vegas. On Booth 1059, E2S will be showcasing…

NFPA Fire Hood Completes Bristol’s Range

Bristol’s range of fire hoods now includes an NFPA Standard hood which completes a comprehensive range, first introduced three years ago, and now offers firefighters protection levels which fully meet the performance standards required in most parts of the world.…

Fire Service College Approved As First Pro Board European Accredited Centre

The Fire Service College (FSC), the Home of Firefighter Development in the UK, has become the first centre in Europe to achieve Pro Board accreditation to certify to the US based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards. The NFPA is…

ANSUL Fire Detection – Prepare for the Worst, Protect with the Best

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), mining and mineral processing facilities run one of the higher fire hazards that potentially put personnel, equipment and buildings in danger. Extreme environments such as underground mining also pose a high risk…

Meet the MDM Team this Summer

MDM Publishing Limited publishers of International Fire Protection (IFP), Asia Pacific Fire (APF) and International Fire Fighter (IFF) magazines will be distributing copies of their publications from their booth at Interschutz 2015 and NFPA, Chicago. The Team will also be…

Major Advances in Respiratory Protection Standards

This article takes a look at product development for firefighting respiratory protection equipment and explains how the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has driven innovation to new levels in this market. Established in 1896, the NFPA is an international non-profit…

Foam Suppression Systems – What You Need To Know

Whether it is protecting high-risk assets or an emergency situation, foam hardware has evolved since its commercial introduction in the 1950s to meet the needs of fire safety professionals, risk managers, fire service brigades, and industrial fire suppression for industries…

Clean Agent Enclosure Design

Clean agent fire suppression systems are used in enclosures where a sprinkler system could cause damage to sensitive contents, such as rooms containing computer servers, paper files or historical artefacts. Upon fire detection, the compressed clean agent, which can be…

Suppression Systems for Industrial Occupancies

When NFPA 13 is not Enough Designing suppression systems for most new projects and facilities is often as simple as turning to NFPA 13 (Installation of Sprinkler Systems) that in most cases provides all the design guidance you will need.…

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