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Entering its 10th Year, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is May 4

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First 100 people to post their project plans online will receive a free campaign banner The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) and State Farm have announced that Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will be held on Saturday, May 4, reflecting the 10th anniversary of the campaign. State Farm is ranked No.

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2024 Safety Stand Down Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Fire Training Fundamentals

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About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Founded in 1896, NFPA® is a global, self-funded, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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“Fire Training: Back to Basics” is Announced as Theme for Safety Stand Down, June 16-22

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Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Safety, Health and Survival Section, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA), and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

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Serving the Whole Community: Older Residents

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides a plan for creating an older adult-specific open house , which includes information on fall prevention, blood pressure screening, and fire safety tips. Fire Administration and NFPA provide graphics, messaging, handouts, and other tools to educate older adults in your community.

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Does your department’s response performance stack up?

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For fire and EMS responses, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has set guidelines for 4 minutes or less for travel time, 80 seconds for fire turnout time, and 60 seconds for EMS turnout time. In the chart below are the NFPA guidelines along with median response times and high performers. Does your department stack up?

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Is Volunteerism Dying Or Has Your Marketing Flatlined?

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that in 2020, there were 676,900 volunteer firefighters in the U.S. This is compared to 897,750 in 1984, the first year the NFPA began tracking this number. The NFPA Fire Department Profile for 2020 found that 50% of all firefighters are between the ages of 30 and 49 years old.

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The Importance of Accurate Property Loss Reporting

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You can also increase accuracy by using NFPA recommended calculation steps or visiting your local tax assessor’s website. Fire Administration (USFA) recommends using the International Code Council (ICC) Building Valuation Data (BVD) formula to help fire departments determine dollar loss.

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