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Thank you for joining us

Posted by rroux Employee Jun 24, 2015

Thank you for joining us for the live NFPA 72 NFPA Office Hours while in Chicago where we discussed:

  • Requirements for Digital Alarm Communicator Transmitters (DACTs)
  • Differences between high and low frequency alarm tones
  • Utilizing the internet infrastructure in a building per the requirements of Class N for fire alarm, life safety and mass notification


If you didn’t make it, the session was recorded and will soon be available.

Thank you to everyone who attended the presentation on mobile food truck regulation (or lack thereof) this morning! I am very happy with the turnout and the great questions all of you asked. I look forward to the day when we have an increase in safety for food truck owners/operators and the general public who enjoys them!


Following growth in popularity of mobile food trucks, codes and regulations being developed - NFPA Conference & Expo



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Deputy Commissioner Ford of the Chicago Fire Department, myself, co-presenter R.T. Leicht, and a member of the Chicago FD.


Deputy Commissioner Ford took it upon himself years ago to address this issue and really initiated the development of food truck regulations for the City of Chicago. A great example!

NFPA Tech Session - Day 1


This year's Tech Session will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, June 24-25. NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of downloading the agenda prior to or during the Tech Session. Other documentation such as First Draft Reports and Second Draft Reports can be viewed on the Next edition tab of each specific document information page.



NFPA Standards presented for action on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 starting @ 2:00 pm:

  • NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials
  • NFPA 520, Standard on Subterranean Spaces
  • NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam

R.T. Leicht, Ron Farr and myself developed a program to explain the fire hazards associated with mobile food trucks and what actions are being taken to address them. This is an issue that has gained a lot of attention after the tragic Philly food truck explosion (video below).  Learn what we need to do to prevent this disaster from occurring again! We will be in Room S404d at 9:30am.



Communicating Risk

Posted by jjfoisel Jun 24, 2015

This morning Jim Haiser and I will be sharing how our company uses a couple of tools to evaluate and communicate risk.  We have been very successful with these tools in communicating with all levels of people to get the controls needed in place to drive continual improvement in our safety.  I look forward sharing this at 11:00 at S505A  --  W25 Risk Assessment Techniques and Tools to Improve Safety.