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debbiebaio
The Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of August 27, 2020.   These proposed NFPA Standards with Second Draft Reports in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are as follows:   NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion… (Show more)
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gharrington
Click to view contentYou’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what sort of protection does it need? The answer, as in the majority of cases when we’re talking about codes, is: “It depends.” Remember that NFPA… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view content  Structural and wildland firefighting turnout suits are primarily developed for the male firefighter, despite the growing number of women firefighters in the fire protection community. Studies have shown that women firefighters wear the same turnout suits as their male counterparts and are at a higher risk of injury and fatality due to… (Show more)
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boconnor
Click to view contentTwo reports from the Surprise, Arizona Energy Storage System (ESS) explosion that occurred in April, 2019 were published this week.  One report, titled, “Four Firefighters Injured In Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System Explosion – Arizona” is written by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute and is part of a Study of Firefighter Line… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view contentThis is a semi-annual update on Fire Protection Research Foundation activities. Although we may not be running into you at meetings and conferences these days, or seeing you at NFPA Headquarters - our team remains focused on generating the research needed to reduce loss in our world. Here is a quick summary of our recently completed, on-going and… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities; and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code; are being published for public review and comment:   NFPA 61, proposed TIA No. 1485, referencing A.9.3.16.5 and Table A.9.3.16.5,… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentLast weekend, our region received its first "real" snowfall of the season.  A solid 17" of snow fell at my house.  I can't complain as a few days in the 50s this week has melted most of it!   Snow accumulation can quickly obstruct fire hydrants and block access from fire department vehicles.  We all think about shoveling our driveways and front… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view contentTownhouse complex fire in Reno, NV - Photo courtesy of Reno Gazette Journal   Two massive fires in the last ten days occurred at residential complexes under construction, reinforcing the critical importance of following the fire and life safety requirements and guidelines addressed in NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration,… (Show more)
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vboutin
Click to view contentThe use of renewable energy is on the rise and one popular source is photovoltaics (PV). Section 11.12 in the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code covers everything related to PV installations from marking to rapid shutdown to accessways. There are a number of things to consider when installing a PV system on the roof of a building, but perhaps the… (Show more)
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