NFPA Podcast
Every second Tuesday of the month Jesse Roman, staff writer for NFPA Journal, and other experts will dive deep into the latest trends and issue in fire, electrical and life safety.

Don Bliss, VP of Field Operations, and Jesse Roman, staff writer, dicuss the March April 2015 NFPA Journal cover story on resilience.  They take a big-picture look at one of the most compelling concepts in safety and emergency preparation, and the role codes and standards can play in making resilience happen.

Direct download: Resiliency_-_March_April_2015.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 2:35 PM

In the second past of our podcast on the Triangle Waist Company fire, Casey Grant, the director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, explores why the incident had such a massive regulatory impact in the United States.

You can read more about the fire online at: www.nfpa.org/trianglefire.

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Direct download: triangle_fire_centennial_2.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 1:30 PM

NFPA Journal executive editor Scott Sutherland and Casey Grant, the director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, examine the history of the Triangle Waist Company fire. 

You can read more about the fire online at: www.nfpa.org/trianglefire.

 

Direct download: triangle_fire_centennial_1.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 2:00 PM

In the last part of our interview with Dr. John Hall, we look at the cost of building construction and how it relates to the total cost of fire in the United States.

You can find the "Total Cost of Fire in the U.S." report at www.nfpa.org/firereports under the "Economic Impacts" link.

 

 

 

Direct download: total_cost_of_fire_p3.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 1:00 PM

In the second of our three part interview, Dr. John Hall, the director of NFPA Data Analysis Division examines the cost of career fire service versus the cost of volunteer service and how it impacts the total cost of fire in the United States.

You can find the "Total Cost of Fire in the U.S." report at www.nfpa.org/firereports under the "Economic Impacts" link.

Direct download: total_cost_of_fire_p2.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:15 PM

Ken Willette, manager of NFPA's Public Fire Division, and Dr. John Hall, the director of NFPA's Data Analysis Division, discuss the new "Total Cost of Fire in the U.S." report.

Direct download: total_cost_of_fire_p1.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:01 PM

In the final episode of our Winter Safety Series, we focus on the heightened dangers of fires caused by smoking materials.  Learn more about this topic at NFPA’s  Winter Safety Series webpages.

Direct download: winter_safety_smoking_final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:02 PM

Fires caused by issues with a home's electrical system or appliance are another leading cause of fires in winter months.  Find out more about this and other safety information on NFPA's Winter Safety webpage.

Direct download: winter_safety_electrical_final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 2:00 PM

The effects of winter weather, like snow and freezing cold temperatures, can easily lead to an increased risk of fire or injury in your home.  Learn how to stay safe in this episode of our Winter Safety series.

Direct download: winter_safety_winter_storms_final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 2:00 PM

Often called the "silent killer" carbon monoxide is a frequent problem in the cold winter months when people are using stoves or portable generators to heat or power their homes.  In this episode of our Winter Safety series, we get the lowdown on avoiding CO poisoning.

Direct download: carbon_monoxide_final2.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:38 PM