• NFPA Health Care Section

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    Would you be interested in a Health Care section on Xchange. This website has the potential to draw from member's experience to be a resource for others with questions and ideas.
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  • We have a job located in San Luis OBispo County, Ca.

    Our task: To extend an underground water line which is to be used to service fire sprinklers in an existing prison. The work was designed to be performed by using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD); however the i...
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  • Can Soot Cause Health Problems? Here’s What You Should Know

    The aftereffects of a residential fire can linger for weeks. Smoke damage, layers of soot and heavy odors create an environment that’s very difficult to clean up. It takes the expertise of fire damage restoratio...
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  • How to Conduct a CRA

    Chapter 5 of NFPA 1730 outlines the requirements for the conduct of a community risk assessment (CRA). The CRA is the tool that is used to determine the priorities and strategies of a the fire prevention organization....
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  • The Idea for lessening the velocity of the movement of the fire and smoke between the floors

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    In the apartment fire incident, for example, the fire was occurred on the 2nd floor and the flame and smoke by the fire moved to the 3rd floor through the veranda's window broken. There are severe damage and injury by...
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  • Third party systems: A secret weapon in the fight against unwanted alarms?

    The discussion continues; unwanted alarms are still a problem and we’re seeking solutions to not only assist our local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), but our industry and of course, our community. After re...
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  • The First Draft of NFPA 10, 2017 Edition, is now open for public comment.

    The First Draft of NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2017 edition, is open for public comment until November 16, 2015. Comments can be submitted through the NFPA website (www.nfpa.org/10next). For thi...
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  • Architects, Engineers, and Building Officials!

    One of the benefits to membership with NFPA is the ability to join a Member Section.  Stop by Booth 1446 while at the Conference to discuss how the AEBO Member Section can promote cooperation between the architec...
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  • Interested In Building Fire & Life Safety Directors TC but Can't Fit The Panel Session Into Your Schedule?

    Stop by the new "ANNEX" area and get a quick overview of the amazing project.   Tuesday, 12:05 – 12:25 pm in the ANNEX area of the 2nd Floor Lobby Building and Life Safety Technical Committee Allan B. Fra...
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  • Agenda for NFPA's Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee (DARAC) June 11-12, 2016 at 2016 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas

    NFPA's DARAC Meeting is open to the public June 11-12, 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.   Here is the agenda:               &#...
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  • NFPA’s Building Fire & Life Safety Directors TC wants your input at 2016 C & E in Las Vegas!

    The newly formed Technical Committee on Building Fire & Life Safety Directors is charged with the development of national standards relating to facility emergency action plans and criteria for building fire and li...
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  • Will you be at DHI conNextions conference in Orlando next week?  I will be!

    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...
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  • Reserve Your Spot Now at the Foundation's 2016 SupDet Symposium!

    Registration is open for the Foundation's 2016 SupDet symposium, which will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown, San Antonio, TX from March 1-4, 2016.  This year's symposium will feature 30 p...
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  • Come Join the Conversation on Independent Living on November 4

    Aging in place, durable medical equipment, senior housing, home health care and paramedicine-what do these have in common?  They will be among the topics of discussion at the upcoming Summit on Safe, Independent ...
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  • NFPA is hiring a Fire Alarm Specialist in our Quincy, MA headquarters

    Do you want to make a difference? We have an ideal opportunity for a fire alarm code specialist who will independently manage technical projects of a complex nature. The technical projects will relate to the NFPA 72 N...
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  • Thank You For Attending The Mobile Food Truck Presentation!

    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 ...
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  • Do you love food trucks? Learn how to keep them safe!

    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...
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  • When the Circus Comes to Town – NFPA C&E session W12, Wednesday June 24

    Come join me on Wednesday, June 24 at 9:30 a.m. for an educational session that I am co-presenting in Room S501 at McCormick Place during the NFPA Conference & Expo. The session is titled When the Circus Comes to ...
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  • Hey folks,  I'm doing a session first thing this morning about the fact that we miss over 50% of our community when planning for emergency evacuations. Don't believe me? Have questions? Come see for yourself.

    Tue, Jun 23, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM T09 Evacuation Planning for ALL--Not Just Some Speaker: Allan Fraser, NFPA Track: Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity Location: S503ab Content Type: Best Practices &...
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  • Calling all Canadians - "Cafeh"

    To all Canadians it is almost time to eat. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to network with your Canadian peers at the Canadian Luncheon “Cafeh”. Hope to see everyone there at 11:30 am in room N...
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