Nationwide Fire News
A total of 150 projects were selected from 420 entries that span 42 states and Washington, D.C. As a co-sponsor of Preparedness Day, State Farm, with its long history of providing proactive wildfire safety education to its policyholders in high-risk regions, is providing $500 each to help fund these winning community projects.
The latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), examines the proliferation of unconventional buildings and the unique fire and life safety challenges they pose. This issue also dives into industrial and storage occupancies, with a closer look at the 2015 fire in a GE appliance warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, that resulted in an estimated $110 million in losses.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Dolly Hulin, Fire and Life Safety Education Division Chief for the Thomasville Fire Department in North Carolina as the 2017 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year. Hulin will be recognized at NFPA’s 121st Conference and Expo, the premier event in fire and life safety, this June in Boston.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) issued an attack fire hose safety bulletin today, reminding the fire service to purchase, maintain, inspect, remove and repair fire hose in accordance with NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose and NFPA 1962, Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its fourth annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Boston on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website or NFPA Facebook page by March 15 to be considered. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting. Voting will take place on the NFPA website and through a Facebook Live poll from 10:00 am Eastern Time (ET) to 2:00 pm ET on March 20, 2017. Viewers will be able to vote once for their favorite entry during this time.
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Hon. Tanya S. Chutkan) has issued a ruling that will support federal, state and local governments’ efforts to support public health and safety through the use of voluntary consensus codes and standards. On February 2, the court granted a motion for summary judgment filed by a number of standard development organizations (SDOs), including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International and ASHRAE.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors has appointed a new member to the NFPA Standards Council: Michael J. Johnston of National Electric Contractors Association (NECA). Johnston is serving a three-year term effective January 1, 2017.
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PHI Air Medical

The KAFC would like to welcome our newest Sustaining Member PMI Air Medical-  Thank you!

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Republic First National is a 2015 Sustaining Member-  Thank you Republic First National!

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CSUtest.com is a sustaining member of the KAFC.  Thank you CSUtest.com

Sustaining Mem. Provident

2015 Sustaining Member Provident Benefits.  Thank you Provident!

Sustaining Member VFIS

VFIS Kentucky is a 2015 KAFC Sustaining Member-  Thank you VFIS!

 

 

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KLC insurance Services is a 2015 Sustaining Member- 

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