As a way to help professionals stay up to date on the fast-paced world of electrical, fire and life safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launched a twice-monthly podcast earlier this month.
Founded in 1896, the NFPA is a global, self-funded, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
The podcasts feature in-depth interviews on fire, electrical and life safety. “The new podcast follows the same journalistic style that was employed by the former NFPA Journal Podcast but delves further into emerging issues and trending topics by featuring more voices from diverse professionals from around the globe,” said the NFPA.
These points of view will come from a number of subject matter experts, including code officials, electricians, facility managers, inspectors, builders, firefighters, public educators, policymakers and others.
“Everything related to fire and life safety changes so fast and frequently, and as such, so must the depth of our knowledge,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy for the NFPA.
“The NFPA Podcast looks at persistent challenges, current issues, and potential concerns in a refreshing, relevant way. It provides listeners with well-rounded information, so that those charged with protecting people and property can do their jobs effectively and efficiently.”
Episodes air on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, and can be accessed on Spotify, Apple Music and other podcast platforms. Topics already covered or planned include fire safety considerations for batteries, remote video inspections, residential fire sprinklers and wildfire preparedness efforts.