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  NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code®, requires that “…the performance, location, and mounting of notification appliances used to initiate or direct evacuation or relocation of the occupants, or for providing information to occupants or staff, shall comply with the requirements of this chapter [Chapter 18].” The sound pressure level is… (Show more)
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Click to view contentCQ CQ CQ… This is KB1JOY. Welcome back for another installment of our Throwback Thursday blog! As part of our National Electrical Safety Month coverage, the NFPA Research Library & Archives thought we would share a piece from the archives relating to Amateur Radio and introduce some of our readers to a popular hobby at the same time. Amateur Radio… (Show more)
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Click to view content      The 2019 technical meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo is just around the corner, on June 20, and chief among the documents slated for review is the 2020 edition of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®). As NFPA Senior Electrical Content Specialist Derek Vigstol discusses in a video posted on NFPA's YouTube channel this week, a number… (Show more)
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Click to view contentAn unsprinklered room reaches flashover in less than two minutes.   If you have a fire in your home today you are more likely to die than you were in 1980. Home fire sprinklers can significantly cut fire risks and are the most critical technology available to stop a home fire from becoming deadly.   In recognition of Home Fire Sprinkler Week… (Show more)
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Click to view contentPhoto by Tom Rumble on Unsplash This week is the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative's (FSI) Home Fire Sprinkler Week. So it's a good time to highlight the requirements in NFPA 101 pertaining to the protection of one- and two-family dwellings, and the importance of these requirements. According to data published by the Fire Protection Research… (Show more)
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Click to view contentOver the last couple of years, NFPA has been working on the best way to deliver a new kind of NPFA 70E® training. Training that doesn’t just tell you what is in the book but rather, training that gives attendees a first-hand look at what it's like to develop an electrical safety program. To this end, NFPA’s Developing an Electrical Safety Program… (Show more)
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Click to view contentYou are reading this blog so you must be concerned with electrical safety in the workplace. Did you submit a public input to NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® last year? Have you gone to the NFPA 70E website to see what happened to that public input? The public comment closing date has passed. Whether your public input… (Show more)
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Click to view contentPresident Trump has declared the week of May 19-25, 2019 National EMS Week.  The theme for this year’s week is “EMS Strong: Beyond the Call.” Those words convey an incredibly powerful message about the EMS profession. EMS goes beyond the 911 call. Yes, EMS is about excellent patient care in an emergency, but it’s also so much more. It’s something… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThe electrical world is changing, are you keeping up? As demand for high-performance smart buildings increases, the solutions needed to support that demand are evolving.  NFPA and our community of experienced professionals are working hard to make sure we educate the world on what is changing and how to safely and efficiently navigate these… (Show more)
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Click to view content    On May 12, Atlanta firefighter Sgt. Darrow Harden lost one leg and had his other mangled when he was struck by a vehicle stepping out of his fire truck to assist at a roadside crash. The accident, which happened along Interstate 85 in Atlanta, occurred when the driver of the Pontiac G5 lost control of the vehicle and it barreled into Harden… (Show more)
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