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Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2018 edition of NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, is being published for public review and comment:   proposed TIA No. 1370, referencing 6.4.3.3.1 Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by July 19, 2018.  Along with your comment, please… (Show more)
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Amanda Kimball
This webinar will present the fire safety challenges of tall wood buildings, specifically discuss the contribution of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) building elements. Under the auspices of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the second phase research on fire safety challenges of tall wood buildings was conducted to quantify the contribution of… (Show more)
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Christopher Coache
Just when I think people are beginning to understand what is involved with electrical safety, I get a series of calls that convince me otherwise. Other than for the determination of PPE category or incident energy, the requirements in NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® do not really include a time constraint for the… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Rain may have been in the forecast for many parts of North America on Saturday, May 19. However, it did not dampen efforts to finally give home fire sprinklers the widespread attention this technology deserves.    More than 50 events in 25 U.S. states and Canadian provinces took place on or around North America's first Home Fire Sprinkler… (Show more)
Cathy Longley
  Ten people were killed and another 10 injured during an active shooter event at a high school in southeastern Texas today, according to CNN. The latest tragic incident comes just 17 days after NFPA released NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program to help entire communities organize, manage,… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
It’s almost here; the “unofficial” marker of summer – Memorial Day – and after a long, long, LONG winter, many of us are more than ready to start enjoying the warm days and nights, outdoor parties, and lots of grilling!   To start off the season on the right safety foot, we created this short, fun video that puts your knowledge about grilling to… (Show more)
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Angelo Verzoni
Photo courtesy of Daniel Prevade One-hundred years ago tomorrow, an explosion at a TNT manufacturing plant in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, killed almost 200 people and injured many more in what is still the deadliest fire or explosion in a United States manufacturing plant. The incident is featured in the Looking Back section of the May/June issue of… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
On May 17, 1923, the community of Camden, South Carolina suffered a terrible loss when 77 people died resulting from a fire at the Cleveland School commencement exercises.   The building was completely destroyed by fire.   On the day of the fire, the Cleveland School auditorium was filled to capacity (200-300 people) to watch the commencement… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Photo: Twitter Five children lost their lives during a Greensboro, North Carolina, residential fire this month. News reports state that the two boys and three girls, ranging in age from 18 months to nine years old, were refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The fire started in the kitchen, and the home did not have working smoke alarms,… (Show more)
Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 1906, Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus, and NFPA 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS), are being published for public review and comment:   NFPA 1906, proposed TIA No. 1356, referencing A.14.1.1, E.1.1, and E.1.2.4, of the 2016 edition NFPA 1982, proposed… (Show more)
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