National Association of State Fire Marshals News

NFPA announced members of Fire Service Technical Panel

NFPA recruits Fire Service Technical Panel to support Electric Vehicle Safety Training Program NFPA announced that panel will support development of new program for emergency responders. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently announced the creation of a Fire Service Technical Panel recruited to assist with the organization’s development of a safety training program to help emergency responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles on the...

U.S. Fire Administration kicks off public fire safety campaign on home smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers

USFA launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and sprinklers The nationwide ‘Install. Inspect. Protect. Campaign' will emphasise how important smoke alarms are to the saving of lives. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has launched an effort to encourage everyone to install and maintain home smoke alarms and, if possible, sprinklers. More than 3,000 people die in home fires each year, and the majority of them have...

National fire service speaks out against anti-sprinkler bills

Fire service organizations have reacted strongly to anti-sprinkler state legislative efforts Stand together to better protect firefighters and public Citing the fact that more than 90 percent of fireground firefighter deaths occur in one- and two-family homes, leading fire service organizations have warned against state-by-state legislative efforts, orchestrated by homebuilders, which are designed to prohibit communities from requiring residential fire sprinklers in new h...

Notice Concerning Draft NASFM Code Application Bulletin: "Pallet Fire Loading Impact on Sprinkler Design"

Earlier this year, the Model Codes Committee of the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) began work on a code enforcement training and support program to help state and local code enforcement agencies improve the quality and effectiveness of their service. With the unanimous support of the NASFM Directors, the program has been designed with these elements: Topics may be suggested by code officials or any interested party, but are then selected by the NASFM Model Codes Committe...

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