National Fire Protection Association News

Safety Board: More Guidance Needed to Protect Firefighters From Electric Vehicle Fires

Electric vehicle manufacturers should provide more specific information to first responders and tow truck drivers on how to cope with lithium-ion battery fires, which continuously reignite even after being doused with water, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a …

Hospital Fires Cause $5M in Property Losses Per Year

For each year from 2012 to 2014, an estimated 5,700 medical facility fires were reported to fire departments in the United States. Nearly a fifth of those (1,100 fires) were in hospitals. It is estimated that these fires caused fewer …

South Carolina Weighs Sprinkler Rule for New Homes

The debate over whether all new homes should have fire sprinklers is heating up in South Carolina. The South Carolina Building Code Council is considering whether to adopt the International Residential Code requiring sprinklers in all new homes. The National …