NFPA’s New Tool Helps Assess Combustible Facade Fire Risks

“The National Fire Protection Association has created EFFECT™, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to help global building owners, facility managers and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) proactively assess risk in their high-rise building inventory with combustible facades.”

Shared from: http://fsmmag.com/Articles/2018/02/Daily-Articles/NFPAs-New-Tool-Helps-Assess-Combustible-Facade-Fire-Risks.html

Using non-destructive testing to assess firefighter turnout gear

How can we test if firefighters are being protected by their turnout gear? “A new Research Foundation report shows the methods and results of using non-destructive assessment to determine if it can be used as a technique to monitor the degradation of turnouts.”

Shared from December’s NFPA Newsletter: more information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Research-reports/For-emergency-responders/Non-Destructive-Assessment-of-Outer-Shell-Degradation-for-Firefighter-Turnouts?order_src=C244

Christmas day – leading day for home candle fires

“Candles can be a festive addition to home décor, but with the December holiday celebrations in full swing, it is especially important to know that candles cause an average of nearly 9,000 home fires, more than 80 deaths, and 800 injuries every year.”

(Shared from NFPA’s recent e-newsletter. More useful information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Candles?order_src=C244 )

Christmas Tree Fires: More Deadly than Most Other Fires

“The most wonderful time of the year could also be the deadliest if a small fire spreads to a Christmas tree. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are much more likely to be deadly than other fires, according to NFPA’s new report.”

See the attached Christmas Tree Safety sheet, and find it along with other resourceful information here: http://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Fire-statistics/Fire-causes/Holiday/Christmas-tree-and-holiday-lights?order_src=C244