NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE FIRE MARSHALS

A Strong United Voice for Fire Prevention


Project CONSTRUCTION SITE FIRE SAFETY
A comprehensive training program designed to reduce fires in buildings under construction, renovation or demolition

Launched by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation, the Construction Site Fire Safety training program considers a wide spectrum of prevention strategies that can be implemented across all construction site stakeholders to prevent catastrophic fires in buildings under construction.

Many of the fires in buildings under construction are very large, sometimes consuming entire blocks and even spreading beyond the construction site. Not only do these major fires place firefighters and construction personnel at great risk, they jeopardize entire communities.

U.S. Fire Departments responded to an annual average of:

  • 3,750 fires in structures under construction
  • 2,650 fires in structures undergoing major renovation
  • 2,130 fires in structures being demolished

This resulted in an annual average of:

  • 13 civilian deaths
  • 132 civilian injuries
  • $310,000,000 in property damages

Leading causes of these fires include:

  • Cooking equipment
  • Heating equipment
  • Intentional
  • Hot work
  • Smoking
  • Exposure fire

Available on-line or in-person, this course will promote an overall increase in awareness of the need for fire safe behavior on construction sites.  We will discuss the need for cultural changes in an attempt to make EVERY person on the job site a dedicated safety advocate.

Upcoming events are listed in the box on the right. To take the on-line training program, you can register at:

http://www.ConstructionFireSafety.Training


The funding for this program was supported by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Assistance to Firefighters (AFG), grant award EMW-2016-FP-00393.


Upcoming Events

May 6, 2019 - Black Hawk Fire Department

May 30, 2019 - Washington State Fire Marshal's Office

June 14, 2019 - Connecticut Office of Education and Data Management

June 17, 2019 - Maryland Sate Fire Marshals Office / Maryland State Firemen's Association Conference

June 25, 2019 - Georgia Fire Inspectors Association / Georgia State Fire Marshals Office

July 23, 2019 - NASFM Annual Conference

August 8, 2019 - FRI Conference

August 12, 2019 - Massachusetts State Fire Marshal's Office / Division of Fire Safety, Department of Fire Services

September 24-25, 2019 - NAFTD Conference

National Association of State Fire Marshals
PO Box 948238
Maitland, FL  32794
Phone: 202.737.1226


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