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Matthew Klaus
While most system designers can get their arms around designing a system for an office building or shopping center, new occupancies are popping up all of the time that require a little additional thought. The latest craze is indoor athletic facilities and indoor trampoline parks.   In my lastest NFPA Live session I went over some of the challenges… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
This past Monday, February 13, a fire broke out in the Mickey & Friends parking garage at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  The fire was reported to officials prior to 5 p.m. While the exact source of the fire is still under investigation, news sources are reporting that officials have targeted one or two vehicles where the fire may have started.  The… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
Memorial Day is a holiday of remembrance, honor, dedication, and the start of the summer season. Along with sunshine and BBQs, the holiday also brings additional safety concerns and fire risks. NFPA 1, Fire Code, contains valuable requirements to help local inspectors and authorities ensure communities stay safe this holiday weekend and throughout… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
On May 26, 1936, eight firefighters were injured while battling a San Francisco blaze that covered a half-mile stretch along the shipping channel.     The fire originated at the South Pacific Main Line trestle and then spread to the three lumber yards south of the channel. While the cause of the fire was undetermined at the time, local fire… (Show more)
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Jesse Roman
With every passing day, the world seems to come up with another novel use for energy storage systems (ESS).   On Wednesday, a United Kingdom-based company called Pivot Power unveiled plans to build a network of at least 45 grid-connected ESS scattered across the nation. The 50-megawatt batteries will serve both as electric-vehicle charging… (Show more)
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dvigstol
May is National Electrical Safety Month and as part of NFPA's mission to help save the world from electrical hazards, we have joined forces with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi). This year's theme is "Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe."  That means sharing information with the world that helps build an understanding of… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers; NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems; NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting; NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®; and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems: NFPA… (Show more)
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Lauren Depew
Recent architectural trends include the design and construction of increasingly tall buildings with structural components comprised of engineered wood referred to by names including; cross laminated timber (CLT), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), or glued laminated timber (Glulam). These buildings are cited for their advantages in sustainability… (Show more)
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John Montes
  We, at the NFPA, work closely with EMS providers whose dedication to their patients and their colleagues often goes unrecognized every day. As we celebrate another EMS Week, we want to thank each of you, your families and all the people who make it possible for you to help people day in and day out.   The theme of EMS Week this year is… (Show more)
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Scott Sutherland
The May/June issue of NFPA Journal includes several features on changes to important NFPA codes and standards, including updates to the 2019 edition of NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®. In “Smarter About Smoke,” Richard Roux, staff liaison for NFPA 72, outlines a handful of key changes to the code, including the addition of a… (Show more)
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