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debrarose
Click to view contentEfficient design and installation of fire alarm, carbon monoxide, and emergency communications systems require a clear understanding of provisions and the "why" behind compliance. Now you can navigate the changing world of fire alarm and signaling systems with help from the experts. Now in its ninth edition, the new National Fire Alarm and… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, is being published for public review and comment:   proposed TIA No. 1410, referencing 2.3.2, I.1.2.2 and various other sections in Chapter 21 and Annex A   Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentThis week, shoppers will line up hours before the stores open, often in the middle of the night, to be the first in line for sales and bargains.  Crowds rush the store as the doors open.  "Black Friday", the gateway to the holiday shopping season, happens this week.  However, the fun and festivities of the holiday season don't come without risks,… (Show more)
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jonhart
Failure to adequately maintain fire suppression systems in health care facilities is consistently ranked as a most frequently cited deficiency by accreditation organizations. In fact, the Joint Commission indicates that this was cited as “not compliant” in over 80% of surveys of hospitals and critical access hospitals during the first half of… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentAssociated Press Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the Farmington, West Virginia, mine explosion, which killed 78 people. It was the deadliest fire or explosion in the United States in 1968, according to NFPA.    The incident is featured in "Looking Back" in the November/December issue of NFPA Journal.   "Man, it was like somebody hit me… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentChatting with representatives from the college and university community last week reminded me of another topic I often get questions about and that is regarding the application of NFPA 1 to laboratories on college campuses. First, laboratories must be assigned a proper occupancy classification. In NFPA 1 there is no separate occupancy… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentThere must be an increase in the need to perform justified, energized work on equipment with high incident energy levels. Questions have come in regarding the restriction for incident energies above 40 cal/cm2. Many believed that NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements “really” only applied above 40 cal/cm2. Others… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentSeventy-six years ago today, an early morning fire at the Luongo’s Tap restaurant in Boston, MA took the lives of six firefighters and injured forty-five others. The fire started in the ceiling above the kitchen on the first floor of the building owned by the Luongo family. The incident had escalated quickly to 3 alarms when the brick wall on the… (Show more)
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freddurso
The following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long way in listening to and taking care of our disabled population; however, we can and should be doing better. Whether it's construction… (Show more)
jesseroman
Click to view contentEach year, NFPA compiles a list of the costliest fires in the United States, a list increasingly dominated by destructive wildfires; 2017 was no different.   According to the NFPA report, “Large-Loss Fires and Explosions,” published in the November/December issue of NFPA Journal, 2017’s most destructive fires were both what experts call “fire… (Show more)
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