Safety App Of The Week

December 16, 2013 No Comments


Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

Four Popular NFPA Apps

1. “NFPA Journal” Official Description  

“NFPA Journal, the award-winning magazine of the National Fire Protection Association, is now available for download on your iPad or iPhone from the App Store. This easy-to-navigate app gives you access to the complete magazine anytime, anywhere. View videos, link to websites, and share articles with colleagues.1  The NFPA Journal app is free.

2. “NFPA News” Official Description  

“Stay connected with NFPA wherever you go! NFPA News provides the latest happening in the fire, electrical and life safety industry. This application allows users to access all of the breaking news, code developments, public safety, social media updates, and multimedia in one easy to use to package.”1  The NFPA News app is free.

3. “NFPA 70E” Official Description  

“The NFPA 70E 2012 Edition app is your mobile companion to the code.  Browse the articles or search by keyword, and access important electrical safety news and articles from the NFPA.  Use this app to reference this important code in the field.”1   The NFPA 70E app costs $9.99.

4. “NFPA 101” Official Description

 “The NFPA 101 2012 app is your mobile companion to the code. Browse the chapters or search by keyword, and access important code development and life safety news and articles.”1   The NFPA 101 app costs $9.99.

Thumbs Up

  • the NFPA is “the authority” on fire prevention
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • colorful and visually appealing
  • both paid apps are the latest editions
  • 18 different NFPA apps are available for iPads & iPhones
  • 8 different NFPA apps are available for Android devices
  • all NFPA apps are truly “first class”
  • NFPA 70E app costs only $9.99 – if you download a PDF copy of this publication from the NFPA website it will cost you $64
  • NFPA 101 app costs only $9.99 –  if you download a PDF copy of this publication from the NFPA website it will cost you $93
  • the paid NFPA apps have a terrific search capability (you don’t get this with the PDF downloads from the website)
  • apps can be used off-line
  • these are “must have” apps for any safety professional

Thumbs Down

  •  NFPA should offer all of their 18 iPad/iPhone apps in the Android format

Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone –  ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Android (only “NFPA News” is available) –  ♥♥

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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