• Four Things to Know If You Have Suffered a Workplace Injury

    Workplace injuries are common almost across all industries and sectors. But, some industries like construction, oil and gas, and aviation consistently report more worker injuries and fatalities than any other. Agricul...
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  • The Importance of NFPA 25 for Facilities Managers, and how NFPA 3 Can Play a Role

    Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) for water-based fire protection systems, of a facility is an important part of Facilities Managers jobs.  Regular fire safety inspections in institutional and commercial ...
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  • NFPA President Jim Pauley's Speech at the 2016 Conference & Expo

      In his remarks at the General Session at the 2016 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NFPA President Jim Pauley spoke about progress -- what it means for attendees, members and stakeholders around the wor...
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  • How to update your profile avatar in Xchange

    When you're new to NFPA's Xchange, your avatar image (the little picture next to your posts) is auto-populated with a stock image from the platform. That's why you may be noticing a sports car, helicopter, bowling bal...
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  • NFPA working to provide change indicators on codes and standards

    We have received feedback regarding the omission of “change indicators” in our codes and standards (such as vertical rules, bullets, or shading, which identify changes between editions), a feature that was...
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  • NFPA’s Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee’s concept is going global!

          The former Chair of NFPA’s DARAC, Bill Scott, constantly said that “All people, regardless of their circumstances, have some obligation to be prepared to take action during...
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  • Wildland firefighters need to choose insect repellants wisely, considering product flammability.

    With the growing concern for diseases that can be spread by insects such as the Zika and West Nile virus by mosquitos as well as Lymes disease by ticks, insect bites have become a growing safety concern for wildland f...
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  • Extreme heat contributes to an extreme wildfire season out West

    The prediction for extremely high temperatures this week will contribute to the wildfire intensity and make it more difficult for firefighters to battle blazes. If you reside in the states of Arizona, California, and ...
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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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  • Update on ESFR Sprinklers and Obstructions at NFPA C&E

    Garner Palenske, P.E., from Jensen Hughes presented work completed for the Research Foundation on Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinklers and obstructions to a packed room at the NFPA Conference in Las Vegas...
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  • Community Risk Reduction in South Florida

    Chief Thomas DiBernardo and Fire Planner Stephen Grasso will be giving a presentation at the 2016 Conference & Expo on how Sunrise Fire Rescue tackled the risk reduction issue using a three pronged approach. The s...
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  • NFPA Booth #453 set up: Day 2

    With a little bit of blood, sweat and tears the walls are up and the signs have been hung.  We will be open for business tomorrow (Monday) at 4:00pm. 
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  • DARAC Meeting Kicks-Off 2016 NFPA Conference & Expo

             NFPA’s Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee’s first day of meetings opened the 2016 Conference & Expo. It was a very productive first day w...
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  • NFPA booth #453 set up: Day 1

    WE ARE GETTING READY FOR YOU!   Things are starting to come together.  The electrical, internet, rug and all important padding have been laid.  Now on to the build.  Hope to see you all soon!
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  • Don’t Miss the Disability Access Review and Advisory Committee’s (DARAC) Booth #1464 at the 2016 NFPA Conference & Expo

         “Fire and life safety may be more important to people with disabilities than others because of the barriers to accessing information about emergencies and then  navigating the physical b...
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  • Life Safety Sprinkler Systems Protect People — To What Level Should They Protect Buildings?

    This was the question posed to a group of NFPA stakeholders that participated in our Life Safety Sprinkler System Challenge workshop in December, 2015. With more than four decades of experience with NFPA 13 D and abou...
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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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  • The ignitability of primer according to the conditions of use

      In this study, we would analyze the case of fire incident that occurred at new residential construction site in Yeong-do gu, Busan, 13 April, 2016, based on results of the analysis, establish the hypothesis con...
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  • NFPA 1: Indoor Children's Play Structures, #firecodefridays

    Every Friday I will be highlighting a topic contained in NFPA 1, Fire Code, or an issue currently being considered by the Fire Code Technical Committee during this revision cycle.   NFPA 1 addresses many areas o...
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