Next week I will be attending and presenting at the Door and Hardware Institute's annual conference (official conference title, ConNextions) in Orlando, Florida.
I will have the opportunity to represent NFPA and co-present along with Paul Baillargeon, of the Door Security & Safety Foundation, an educational session on the impact of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. This session will focus on the particular impact NFPA 80 has on the health care industry as well as some new requirements in the 2016 edition of the standard. With the anticipated adoption of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2012 edition, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the health care community will be faced with new requirements related to fire doors.
Our session will be offered four separate times during the conference. I am looking forward to meeting new faces in the fire door industry and talking about the role NFPA and NFPA 80 have in their work. Facility managers, code officials, inspectors, manufacturers, all impacted by the provisions of NFPA 80, will be in attendance.
Will you be there? If so, swing by the NFPA booth and say hello. I look forward to speading the word about fire door safety!