Our Best Efforts

When a young woman went into cardiac arrest, her husband stepped in and did the right thing: he started CPR. Adam O’Connor, a firefighter who responded to this emergency, explains what happened: I was teaching a HAZWOPER class at a local manufacturer when a man stopped me as I walked through the break room. “You don’t remember me, do you?” he asked. I took a second look and immediately remembered the face from a year earlier. I knew a smile was splitting my face when I said, “I know exactly who you are! How are your wife and baby?” Last fall, this man called 9-1-1 when his wife went into […]

Infographic: The History of Fire Safety

From the testing of the first fire engine in 1853 to the founding of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and beyond, this new infographic details the history of fire safety and includes important fire safety methods. Graphic Products’ new infographic, “Fire Safety History,” reveals that 1,389,500 fires were reported in the United States in 2011. These fires resulted in $11.7 billion in property damage, 17,500 civilian injuries and 3,005 civilian deaths. The infographic also highlights three NFPA fire codes, including NFPA 1, NFPA 101 and NFPA 70. View the infographic below to learn more: Infographic: The History of Fire Safetyhttp://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/infographic-history-fire-safetyhttp://ehstoday.com/rss.xmlEHS Today