NFPA Recognized for Standard Development Response

Earlier this month, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) its highest level of approval for exceeding the agency’s recommendations in the development of NFPA 56: Standard…

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The Need for National Standards for Upholstered Furniture Flammability Testing

Fire Prevention Week recently came to a close a couple of weeks ago with this year’s theme “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. While kitchen fires, and more specifically cooking-related fires, continue to lead the causes of residential…

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Tips for Accessing the NFPA Fire Code Online Even with an Apple Operating System (OS)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has provided free, read-only access to their fire codes and standards to the public for the past 10 years. The codes are easy to access – and here’s how you can do it: Step 1…

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NFPA Releases Dormitory Facility Fire Report

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released its Structure Fires in Dormitories, Fraternities, Sororities, and Barracks report, which analyzed fires reported in the these facility types in the United States…

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Number of US Fires Reported Decreased in 2012

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released its 2012 US Fire Loss Report, which found that there were 1,375,000 fires reported in the United States in 2012, a slight decrease of 1% from 2011. The report…

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Technological Advances Continue to Help Spread NFPA Mission

It has been NFPA’s mission since 1896 to save lives and protect property. At the recent NFPA conference in Chicago, President Jim Shannon addressed the General Assembly regarding how technological advances help the organization…

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Structure Fire Hazard in the Home: Children Playing with Fire

“Little rascal” isn’t quite accurate. Most people do not realize that children can pose a significant fire hazard in the home. According to a report by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an average of 56,300 fires…

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What’s Going on at SUPDET 2013 this year?

The 17th annual Suppression, Detection, and Signaling Research and Applications (SUPDET) symposium has been happening all week in Orlando. This year’s program has been addressing the latest on topics including: Detection…

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NFPA’s Fire Loss Report Shows an Increase of Reported Fires for 2011

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently released its “Fire Loss in the United States During 2011” report, which is based on fire department responses to NFPA’s 2011 National Fire Experience Survey. The report…

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Don’t Forget Fire Safety While You Deck the Halls

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Harrington Group. We recently put up our Christmas tree and will celebrate the season at our company Christmas party this coming weekend. We are certainly filled with the holiday…

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New Research to Develop Best Practices for Photovoltaic Panel Installation

The Fire Protection Research Foundation is conducting research to develop best practices for the installation and an all-hazard assessment of photovoltaic panels installed on roofs. Photovoltaic panels, also referred to as…

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Continuing Education Helps Fire Protection Engineers with Fire Sprinkler Industry Challenges

Continuing education is important in many fields and fire protection engineering is no exception. With rapidly changing technology and code updates, upgrading skills and the ability to adapt to new situations is becoming…

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CSB Releases Report on Fatal Welding Explosion

On November 9, 2010 a highly preventable welding explosion occurred at the DuPont chemical plant that employs approximately 600 workers and is located in Tonawanda, NY. The explosion killed 57-year old welder Richard Folaron…

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Which Facility Uses More Water During a Fire – Sprinklered or Unsprinklered?

If you had to guess if a sprinklered facility or an unsprinklered facility consumed more water during a fire incident, which facility would you choose? The Fire Protection Research Foundation conducted a study to answer that…

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New Research on Fire Detection in Warehouse Facilities

The Fire Protection Research Foundation recently released its first project phase report addressing the growing concern of fire safety solutions in modern-day warehouses. The first phase of the project was conducted in 2009 and…

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