Please Hold

A new Fire Protection Research Foundation
study reveals that 911 dispatch centers
across the U.S. are struggling to meet
national requirements for answering and
rocessing calls. the fixes won’t be easy.
What does it mean for public safety?


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Strength in Numbers

Following a pandemic-induced hiatus, Augusta, Georgia, home to the Masters, resumes its pioneering effort to create a community-wide plan for addressing hostile events using NFPA 3000.

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New Directions
Finding the means of egress during an emergency can be complicated. Enter dynamic exit signage, a possible game changer for life safety.  Read article

Facing the Risk
North Carolina considers NFPA 241 to help it protect buildings under construction. Read article                                                                                                                    


The Survivors, Part 4: “Back into the Lion's Den” 

We are replaying "The Survivors," an award-winning podcast series NFPA first published in 2017. In Part 4, upsetting his family, Feike joins the fire service and places himself into one of America’s deadliest places for fire: homes. Fire service and safety advocates discuss today’s home fire problem and why the fire dynamics of new homes are a cause for concern.


Detention Dilemma

A deadly blaze at a migrant detention center in Mexico highlights the need to balance safety with security—a balance NFPA 101 works to achieve.

A Century of Dust

100 years after the creation of the first combustible dust standard, NFPA is nearing completion of a single standard on dust explosion hazards.

Revealed By Fire
NFPA Journal looks back at the Little Bighorn Fire, which happened 40 years ago this summer.

Leaning In
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become priorities at fire departments. What does success look like?

A new EU rule requiring solar panels on rooftops will transform buildings across Europe—and present a host of new safety challenges. Read more.
A Career of Advocacy: Ron Siarnicki, a longtime fire chief in Maryland, is the choice for this year’s Shannon Advocacy Medal. Read more.
Incentives are encouraging Colorado fire victims to rebuild greener and with fire resistant materials. It's a promising approach. Read more.

Daily Dispatches
News for America's Fire Service, compiled by the
Western Fire Chiefs Association

Read the latest print issue

The new fall 2023 issue of NFPA Journal includes an in-depth look at the problems plaguing the nation’s 911 dispatch centers and their impact on public safety, as well as features on cloud-connected fire alarm systems, emerging safety problems with short-term rental properties, an ambitious project to understand firefighter cancer, and much more.

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