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NFPA Announces Key Fire Protection Week Partners


NFPA has announced key partners for its annual Fire Protection Week to be held October 6-12. Fire Protection Week is dedicated to raising awareness of how fires start, how to prevent them, and how our emergency services community can help support public safety efforts.

For the sixth consecutive year, Domino’s will take part. The Home Depot is on board for a second consecutive year.

During Fire Protection Week, Domino’s will work with select local fire departments to deliver pizzas and check fire alarms at the homes of the people ordering pizza. If the smoke alarm works, the pizza is free.

Meanwhile, the Home Depot will dedicate its regular Saturday workshops to fire safety during October.

Compressed Air During FPW

What can the compressed air community do during Fire Protection Week?

  • Focus on safety—particularly fire safety. What are the greatest risk points where you work? Make sure your team is properly aware of fire prevention, response and escape routes
  • If your work involves breathing apparatuses, check their filter and components to ensure they are functioning properly
  • Ensure that your applicable breathing air supply is safe and your testing current
  • Keep your local fire departments in mind! The work they do is essential.

Are You a Standards Geek?

We write often about ISO standards influencing compressed air testing. These standards come about through a very dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time, expertise and what you might call a unique, obsessively exacting approach to the work.

To add a little levity to this work, a Facebook page for “Standards Geeks” has been published. Contribute to the list if you like.

And to all standards-contributing members of the compressed air community: THANK YOU! Your work is deeply appreciated and makes our businesses more competitive, our systems more efficient, and our world safer.


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