NFPA Journal PodcastAuthor: National Fire Protection Association
13 Dec 2018

NFPA Journal Podcast

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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.

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    Saving Shantytowns

    About 1 billion people worldwide live in areas known as shantytowns, informal settlements, or slums, where fire is an ever-present threat. Last year, a project carried out in a shantytown in South Africa reduced fire deaths to zero using a single, simple piece of technology: smoke alarms.


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2018

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    The Airbnb Challenge

    As Airbnb and other short-term rental services expand to include a range of property types, regulatory challenges create uncertainty over the level of safety those spaces should provide.

    BY ANGELO VERZONI


  • Posted on 23 Jul 2018

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    Fire chiefs talk Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    First Harvey. Then Irma. Then Maria. After three hurricanes pummeled the United States coast from late August through September, NFPA Journal's November/December issue includes interviews with several people who came face to face with all three storms. In this episode of the NFPA Journal Podcast, two of those people—Chief Samuel Peña of the Houston Fire Department and Chief David Downey of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue—share what changes they hope to bring to their departments moving forward.


  • Posted on 09 Nov 2017

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    Responding to Active Shooter Incidents - NFPA 3000

    Against a backdrop of active shooter events from coast to coast, NFPA began crafting its new standard on response and preparedness to active shooter and/or hostile events, NFPA 3000, in June. In this episode of the NFPA Journal Podcast, staff writer Angelo Verzoni talks with NFPA 3000 technical committee members about the need for the standard and what they hope to bring to the table in developing it.


  • Posted on 01 Aug 2017

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    Combating Firefighter Cancer in Boston

    Jesse Roman sits down with Boston's Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn to discuss how Boston became a leader in the effort to combat firefighter cancer.  


  • Posted on 05 Jul 2017

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