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Getty Images It's been just over a month since dozens of natural gas–fueled fires burned in homes in the Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts, not far from NFPA's headquarters in Quincy. Coincidentally, the incident occurred about a month after NFPA began considering a new standard addressing the installation, testing, and maintenance of gas… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
The NFPA Research Library & Archives maintains a large collection of gifts and historic fire artifacts that the organization has received over the years. For example, here's an antique wood water pipe we've acquired:   Wooden water pipes (similar to the one seen here) were used in the first U.S. waterworks system in our beloved city of Boston… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
It seems inevitable at this time of the year that several news stories pop up about a haunted house business or a home or building being converted into a makeshift haunted house being shut down due to safety concerns. Haunted houses are a common form of entertainment over these next couple of weeks. They come in many forms, whether it’s a… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Just weeks after winning a gold award for its hot work safety training, NFPA has released the course in Spanish. The new e-learning program for Spanish-speaking trade workers debuted this week, just as a new hot work fact sheet was introduced in both English and Spanish.   After unpermitted welding at a Boston brownstone prompted a nine-alarm fire… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
NFPA 1937, Standard for the Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Rescue Tools, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. The preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to the publication of its First Draft Report.  NFPA 1937 shall specify minimum requirements for the selection, care, maintenance,… (Show more)
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freddurso
During Fire Prevention Week, the team at the National Fire Sprinkler Association showcased the power of home fire sprinklers during a segment on "Fox & Friends." This wasn't your average burn from a fire sprinkler trailer, though; NFSA created a new portion of their trailer to showcase how a closed door impacts fire spread.    According to NFPA,… (Show more)
kristinbigda
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s topic comes to you from Val Ziavras, a Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA.  Special thanks to Val for her contribution to this blog and discussing one of the many subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   This week is Fire Prevention Week (FPW) and the campaign is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; and on the Second Draft Report (Fall 2018) to NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations Programs: NFPA 99, Errata 99-18-2, referencing various sections in Chapters 5 and 15 of the 2018… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
This week, North American schools, communities, and fire departments are observing Fire Prevention Week (FPW). Since 1922, NFPA has sponsored the public observance of FPW. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed FPW a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During this week, children,… (Show more)
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cduffy
In my recent NFPA Live session I discussed the new provision for automated inspection and testing that has been added to the 2017 edition on NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.  I received this follow-up question from a member. I hear this question a lot so I wanted to share it… (Show more)
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