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jrodowicz
Click to view contentLate in the morning on Friday, April 20, 1928, three explosions shook the property at the Alexander Industries plant in Engelwood, Colorado. At least eleven people lost their lives due to this tragedy. The cause of the explosions was undetermined at the time, but it was widely believed that the ignition source was from an electric motor that… (Show more)
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jsisco
Click to view contentPhoto Courtesy of Andysmith248 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]   As a staff engineer I often get the question through our technical question service (TQS) if a smoke control system is required. Although there are a few times where NFPA 101®  prescribes the use of a smoke control system, for the most part it is a… (Show more)
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gharrington
Click to view contentIn what seems like a continuous string of tragedies (earthquakes in Mexico; hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean; and the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting), Northern California is now in the grip of devastating wildfires, which have left at least 17 people dead and another 180 missing – a sad, ironic twist to 2017’s Fire Prevention Week.… (Show more)
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jmontes
Click to view contentA national proclaimed recognition week (second week in April) was established in 1991 honor the 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicators. This year, April 14 - 20 is dedicated to the men & women who serve as public safety call takers & dispatchers in our 9-1-1 centers. We at the NFPA thank all who stay on the line and help us in our times of greatest… (Show more)
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rsolomon
Click to view content  I just returned from Paris this past Saturday after a week of meetings with the ISO committee that deals with Sustainable Cities and Communities.  Part of the goal of this committee is to look at a range of critical issues such as resilience, community risk reduction, smart city concepts and transportation options, and the ways in which we… (Show more)
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dvigstol
Click to view contentSpring is right around the corner and after the winter that many of us have experienced, especially in the northern regions of this country, I know I’m not alone when I say that it can’t come soon enough! The snow will melt, the grass will grow, trees will bud, and people will flock to the water. But there is a hidden danger - electricity - in… (Show more)
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gharrington
Health care facilities contain countless doors serving numerous purposes. Some doors require routine inspections, and the items to be inspected vary depending on the application of the door. In this NFPA® Live I guided viewers in determining which doors require routine inspections and where to find the required inspection frequencies and criteria… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentOn April 10, 1935, the Massachusetts fire departments of Weymouth and Braintree were called upon to fight a large fire that swept over Weymouth Landing after a gas explosion early in the morning.     At the time of the incident, there had been a suspected gas leak. The manager of the store was heading to the basement to inspect the leak at… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentGetty Images     Local authorities announced this week that the cause of the massive fire that gutted Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in September 2018 was an improperly installed air conditioning unit on the ground floor of the museum. The fire destroyed roughly 90 percent of the facility's 20 million artifacts.    "[The] air conditioners… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe Report of the Motions Committee addresses the following six Standards in the Annual 2019 revision cycle and contains Certified Amending Motions eligible for presentation and action at the 2019 NFPA Technical Meeting: NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems NFPA 302, Fire… (Show more)
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