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During the First Draft Meeting for the 2016 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems the Correlating Committee for NFPA 13 instructed all Sprinkler Technical Committees to develop a plan for streamlining the standard to make it easier to follow; indicating that there are redundancies throughout the standard that have… (Show more)
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Walk down a hallway in an office building, hospital, or other commercial property with suspended ceilings, and you’ll likely see sprinklers protecting the occupied space below. But are sprinklers needed for the space above? That’s the question Matt Klaus, technical services lead for fire protection engineering at NFPA, addresses in his “In… (Show more)
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Today’s post is from NFPA staff member, Jennifer Sisco. Jen is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Building and Life Safety Department where she serves as Staff Liaison to multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Smoke Management systems responsible for the development of NFPA 92. Special thanks to Jen for her contribution!     This Friday… (Show more)
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  This is the third in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members. Watch the first here and the second here. Craig Cooper had never seen anything like it before. It was "surreal," he told me in June.  As a special operations battalion chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue, Cooper responded on the… (Show more)
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We know that summer vacation brings with it lots of travel for some people. So we thought this week would be a good time to remind you to have safe and exciting adventures! According to NFPA, 173,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the US during 2016 resulting in 206 civilian fire deaths and 1,075 civilian fire injuries. There wasn’t much… (Show more)
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Wildland fire shelters are used by firefighters as a last line of defense when trapped by an approaching wildfire. As new and advanced materials become available, these shelters could provide significant performance improvements. This webinar will present the North Carolina State University research project that has provided advanced fire shelter… (Show more)
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The First Draft Report for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is available.  Review the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of public comments.  To submit a public comment using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 70 document information page. Once on the NFPA 70 page, select the link "Submit a Public… (Show more)
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Front row, left to right: Erik Hohengasser, Ryan Quinn, Dave Williams, Donny Cook, James Hathorn. Back row, left to right: Tim McClintock, Tim Mikloiche, Tom Moore, Mike Savage, David Humphrey, Jerry Daniel NFPA is excited to announce its new Electrical Inspectors Member Section! Over the last few years AHJs have been clear in describing the… (Show more)
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A new law that requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a registry to collect data on firefighter cancer was signed yesterday by President Trump.   The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act calls for the collection of voluntary data including whether a firefighter is a career professional or volunteer, years… (Show more)
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When it comes to having you work on electrical equipment there are essentially four choices your employer could make. The first is to design or substitute out electrical hazards so that you are not exposed to voltages above 50 volts or incident energies above 1.2 cal/cm2. The second is to follow NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the… (Show more)
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