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NASFM Resolution on Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware

Many schools and school districts have taken measures to ensure the safety of occupants in classrooms in the event of a threatening situation.  Some of the proposed or implemented solutions that specifically affect classroom doors may compromise aspects of life safety while attempting to address security. 
Recognizing this dilemma, NASFM members, while attending the NASFM Annual Conference in Nashville last week, approved a Resolution on Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware.
Along with the resolution, a School Security Suggested Classroom Door Checklist is encouraged to be distributed broadly, with the goal of achieving awareness of the fire safety issues involved in classroom door security.

NASFM Resolution on Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware

Classroom Door Security & Locking Hardware Checklist




Fire Prevention Week
October 4 - 10
Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP!

Fire Prevention Week is right around the corner, and this year's campaign, "Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm," provides an ideal opportunity to educate the public about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.

NFPA has everything you need to get the word out, including a Coffee Time mini lesson and an infographic highlighting the placement of smoke detectors in the home.

For more information, visit

NVFC Launches Fire Department Volunteer
Recruitment Portal

The NVFC (National Volunteer Fire Council) is excited to launch the department portal component of its new Make Me A Firefighter campaign to help departments recruit the next generation of volunteer first responders. The NVFC, with support from a SAFER grant, has invested in the development of this research-driven recruitment and retention campaign designed to reach a broader audience of interested individuals.

The online fire department portal is designed to help fire departments every step of the way in their recruitment and retention efforts, and it’s completely free for departments to participate. Most of the campaign will launch this summer, but it is important that departments register for the campaign now at and post their volunteer opportunities so that they will be ready when the public site launches August 1.

Please help get the word out to departments by distributing this press release to your members, subscribers, email lists, publications, web sites, and any other place you think would be beneficial. 


Additional News

Please visit our "NEWS" page for additional headlines.

Youth across the country are taking a stand against America’s #1 disaster threat: home fires. 

Upcoming Events


Learn from fire experts about the consequences of your choices
Earn 4 AIA and USGBC Continuing Education Credits
October 15 - Miami, FL
Click here for the flyer


The NASFM Fire Research and Education Foundation would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on October 29, 2015 from 9:00 to 3:30 at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park as we present the Project FAIL-SAFE Project Budget Prospectus.  In addition to the budget prospectus we will provide a detailed project overview and plan for the first year of the project. 

Click here to register.

If you require a hotel room, please call the hotel at
Be sure to ask for the NASFM room block.

To reserve a room online, click here.

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