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National Fire Protection Association Releases 2014 Fire Loss Information

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Fire departments across the United States responded to almost 1.3 million fires in 2014, resulting in 3,275 civilian deaths and $11.6 billion in property damage. The number of total fires was 4.7 percent higher than the previous year, according to the report recently published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)—but was also the second...read the full article

PIRG: Collaborative Research

Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

One of the most common observations about the fire protection industry is that, while it’s certainly growing, it remains relatively small. Students often aren’t aware that fire protection engineering is an option until they’re already enrolled in a program, and we constantly hear from fire protection engineers who encounter blank stares when they try to...read the full article

NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust is Coming!

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

This summer, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will issue NFPA 652: Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. Though NFPA had previously developed several standards addressing combustible dust, those standards were more industry or commodity specific and have often contained different, and sometimes conflicting, requirements. NFPA 652 will consolidate the basic requirements among the existing...read the full article

Spreading Fire Safety Awareness in the Community

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The holidays are over, which means the chances of starting a house fire via a deep-fried turkey or a knocked-over Christmas tree are considerably lower than they were in November and December. The year 2013 saw the lowest number of reported fires since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) began recording them in 1977, but...read the full article

NFPA Reports: 2013 Saw the Lowest Number of Fires since 1977

Posted on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Every 25 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States. The overall number of reported fires has gone down drastically in the past few decades, and the year 2013 saw the lowest number since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) began conducting a national fire loss survey in 1977. The...read the full article