Bristol’s structural PPE achieves new NFPA standard

Bristol Uniforms’ XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, South America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. It oversees nearly 300 safety standards on a range of subjects including fire safety.   The standard, originally created in 1971 for Protective

The brightest lights at NFPA 2018

On Booth 1757 at NFPA 2018, June 11 – 14 in Las Vegas, NFPA member E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals, will be launching its new UL approved Division 1 and Division 2 visual signaling devices.   The new Xenon strobes from the D1x family are the brightest UL1971/UL1638 approved signals available for Class I/II Div 1 and Class I Zone 1/20

National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo Returns to Mandalay Bay, June 11 – 14

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its annual Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, June 11 – 14. This comprehensive event brings together thousands of the industry’s leading professionals who will attend more than 110 educational sessions and special events addressing the latest issues, challenges and trends in the world of fire, electrical, and life safety. This year’s expo, featuring more than 350 exhibitors, will focus on technology’s

NFPA releases the world’s first active shooter/hostile event standard

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released NFPA 3000TM (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help communities holistically deal with the fast-growing number of mass casualty incidents that continue to occur throughout the world. Serving as the first of its kind, NFPA 3000 provides unified planning, response and recovery guidance, as well as civilian and responder safety considerations. “The NFPA 3000 process, from start to finish, has been an exceptional

Space heaters account for 43 percent of U.S. home heating fires and 85 percent of associated deaths

Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have recently for much of the country. While portable space heaters can help generate heat, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that they do present potential fire hazards and must be used with caution. According to NFPA’s latest U.S. Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment report, which was released today,

Choosing the right PPE to fight fire

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director at Bristol Uniforms, explores the specific requirements and selection process for Airport Firefighter PPE Thankfully, aircraft fires and accidents are rare, but when they happen the ability to respond quickly and effectively is paramount. Since most aircraft accidents take place during take-off or landing, the response of the airport fire crew can and does play a major part in minimising injuries and loss of life.

University of Duisburg-Essen & NFPA co-host 21st annual symposium

The Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), announced it will be co-hosting the 21st annual Suppression, Detection and Signalling Symposium (SUPDET® 2017) with the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) as part of a joint conference with the 16th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE ’17). The symposium will be held September 12-14, 2017 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre in

NFPA and CPSC develop toolkit to address the fire safety challenges of multi-generation houses

Multigenerational households are on the rise: The number of Americans living under the same roof with at least three generations has doubled since 1980. While these living arrangements offer many benefits, they also present potential fire safety challenges. With that understanding, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have developed a multigenerational toolkit featuring tips and recommendations to help increase multigenerational households’ safety

NFPA release warning about Thanksgiving risk

  Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together, but this cooking-focused holiday also presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day. NFPA’s latest report shows that cooking is the leading cause of home structure fires and injuries in the U.S. States that reported cooking

E2S Warning Signals becomes new 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, designs and manufactures hi-performance signalling equipment that features in world class projects. Amongst its extensive globally certified product portfolio, E2S offers UL and cULs approved Haz. Loc. and industrial audible