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2015 NFPA Conference & Expo
Fire Service Section Newsletter
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Summer 2016
A message from the Fire Service Section Chair
The Fire Service Section of NFPA needs your involvement. There are 300 NFPA standards, and 120 of these standards are associated with the fire service. As the fire service changes due to technology and science we need to make sure we all understand what this means to us in fire departments throughout the world.

The Fire Service Section is geared to help promote the advancement of the profession, promoting cooperation within the Fire Services and encourage authorities to develop improved protection and equipment.

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Wherever you live, being Firewise can pay big dividends

Across the United States, wildfire season has already begun in places we don't normally think about. In Kansas, the smoke from the 620 square mile prairie blaze that started in Oklahoma could be seen from St. Louis, Missouri.

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New report cites "lack of fire sprinklers" as contributing factor of residential fire killing two Boston firefighters    

A report released this month by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) states a lack of fire sprinklers contributed to a high-profile residential fire in Boston that killed Lieutenant Edward Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy, 33, while injuring 13 others nearly two years ago.

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10-minute mini-lesson plans

The 10-Minute mini-lesson is a helpful strategy life safety educators can implement in a variety of settings. Worship services, gatherings at the local senior center, or service club meetings may all be potential opportunities to deliver short fire safety presentations with specific audiences.

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Fire officials say sky lantern started 15-acre Wisconsin fire

According to Madison, Wisconsin, television station, WKOW 27, a candlelight hike at a park turned dangerous Saturday night, after brush caught fire and flames quickly took off.

Sun Prairie fire officials say the fire at McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park started when a sky lantern was released during a park event. Firefighters from multiple departments responded. No one was hurt, but officials say strong winds helped spread the flames. The fire ended up burning more than 15 acres in the park in about an hour.


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Fire Statistics  

NFPA produces reports and statistics on the loss of life and property from fire.

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