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  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 400

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is accepting public comments until May 10, 2017 for the next edition of its Hazardous Materials Code (NFPA 400).  The standard addresses the storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials (other than for private use in one or two family residences).  Hazardous materials addressed in the standard include: Flammable solids; Organic ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • National Fire Protection Association NFPA presented at Fire Safe Latin America conference

    Col. Reginaldo Campos Repulho, Comandante dos Bombeiros em São Paulo and NFPA presented at fire safety conference 18 June 2013: Fire Safe Latin America organized by Fleming Gulf Conferences got off to a good start today with fire safety experts from in and around Latin America gathering to discuss fire safety and emergency preparedness at Sheraton WTC Hotel, Sao Paulo - Brazil. The ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Domino`s partners with the national fire protection association to deliver fire safety message

    Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms or with smoke alarms that do not function properly. With that in mind, Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced its fall fire safety campaign to encourage customers to focus on home smoke alarms for safety. Fire Prevention Week is October 3 through October 9, and ...

  • Fire Protection Storage Done Right

    Water storage tanks for fire protection has improved in recent years as technology has advanced, processes have evolved and standards have become more rigorous resulting in increased flexibility, greater durability and lower costs. Modern ground storage tanks used for fire protection are commonly one of three designs; ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

  • Fire retardant plastic sheeting

    Our company recently joined the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) so we can better understand how we can help our customers protect themselves from the ravages of fire. In the polyethylene industry, Fire Retardant products have been around for a few decades, but have really only come into their own over the past 15 years or so in the USA. Fire Retardant products were much more popular, ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Vision 20/20 Launches Training University Focused on National Fire Prevention with BlueVolt Learning Management System

    BlueVolt (http://www.bluevolt.com), the leading provider of online Learning Management Systems (LMS) for the construction, manufacturing and service industries, was chosen as an online training provider to Vision 20/20, a national organization dedicated to fire prevention practices. Vision 20/20 is a grassroots effort to improve fire prevention practices run by the ...


  • EPA and Mass National Guard reach agreement on 2011 firing range training violation allegations at camp Edwards

    On Aug. 30, 2012, EPA issued a Consent Agreement and Final Order with the Massachusetts National Guard to resolve EPA allegations of violations of operations and maintenance requirements by the Guard in managing three firing ranges at Camp Edwards. Camp Edwards is located on the northern portion of the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) a 22,000-acre property that has been used for military ...

  • Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District in Illinois Named the 2016 Training Officer of the Year

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are excited to announce Deputy Chief Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District (Ill.) as the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award winner. Malone, 32, ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Code requirements and the need to protect life and property stoke the North American fire and life safety market, finds Frost & Sullivan

    The strict enforcement of safety codes requiring all industrial and commercial buildings in North America to install systems for quick detection and suppression of fires has created a robust market for fire and safety systems. Existing buildings undergoing renovation also need to upgrade or replace existing systems to comply with current codes aimed at protecting building occupants and the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • OSHA signs alliance with National STEPS Network and NIOSH to protect workers in oil and gas industry

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today signed a two-year alliance* with the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to prevent injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in the exploration and production sector of the oil ...

  • EPA Proposal for Navajo Generating Station Cuts Harmful Emissions 84%, Improves Visibility at National Parks, Protects Public Health

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing air pollution limits for Navajo Generating Station, one of the largest sources of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in the country. The 2,250 megawatt power coal-fired power plant is located on the Navajo Nation, less than 20 miles from the Grand Canyon, near Page, Ariz. and the Utah state line. Today's action aims to improve visibility, ...

  • Accelerating fire safety procedures to tackle future calamities

    BBC Brasil recently featured an article which mentioned a new bill that will be passed soon; it will cover licensing and fire safety measures for public events and night clubs. The bill will gain importance over existing laws, establishing new rules and parameters for exit and emergency signs. Congressman Paulo Pimenta stated that the bill will soon take effect taking into account the 2014 ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

    Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal Burned Area Emergency Response team were hiking the rugged Sierra Nevada terrainSaturday even as thousands of firefighters still were battling ...


    By Associated Press

  • Industrial fire demonstrates importance of Chemsafe Scheme

    Last week NCEC’s emergency response team provided crucial support to emergency services attending a substantial chemical fire at a factory near Stroud. The fire involved a number of extremely hazardous chemicals, which included thousands of litres of hydrofluoric acid (HF), hydrochloric acid and nitric acid. HF is well known in chemical circles, due to its ability to easily penetrate ...

  • Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards

    California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on Nov. 3, 2011, one day after what the fired ...


    By Associated Press

  • Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

    Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco. While the fire continued to grow in size, containment numbers ...


    By Associated Press

  • Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Virginia

    Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude. Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time ...


    By Associated Press

  • California fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nevada

    The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada. The plume from the Rim Fire in California triggered emergency warnings in the Reno and Carson City area. Schoolchildren were kept inside for ...


    By Associated Press

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

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