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Lisa Marie Sinatra
As an employer in the electrical field, NFPA appreciates your dedication to one of the most rewarding professions. Safety is a top priority for you and everyone on the job and NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrically Safety in the Workplace, can help you make good decisions when it comes to your team.    As many of you know, the 2018 edition of 70E… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
(The mock revision shown in the photo wouldn’t be accepted because it isn’t in mandatory language, although it has merit.)  We recently released the 2018 edition of the Life Safety Code and its companion Life Safety Code Handbook. (I’m still catching my breath.) The cycle of code revisions never stops, so here we are, ready to start working… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
Honolulu Civil Beat photo   People are simultaneously scratching their heads and breathing a sigh of relief about what occurred in Hawaii this weekend. What happened? Why is Hawaii insistent on safety drills and test warnings? Why the delay in retracting the alert? How did citizens react? The notification snafu in Hawaii did not pertain to a… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
You may be familiar with this eye-catching fire timeline created by the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC). This visual is a great accompaniment to any public education outing featuring home fire sprinkler or for social media sharing. Now, HFSC has animated the timeline, and in the process has created something even more compelling.    Check… (Show more)
Taylor Driscoll
  The Boston Fire Department has released the fourth video in a series addressing firefighter contamination and occupational cancer. The most recent video, Fighting Back, shows powerful vignettes from survivors, firehouse colleagues, a Boston-area doctor, Commissioner Joe Finn and Mayor Marty Walsh. Throughout the ten-minute clip the city’s… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
The January 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: NFPA 3000 proceeds in an expedited process Public input being sought on new documents NFPA 78 and 1078 Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) seeking comments on NFPA 31, NFPA 99, and NFPA 130 Issued and not issued TIAs… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
Download and share this new fact sheet   Hostile events are our sad, new reality. Active shootings and mass killings fill our news feeds on a regular basis.   According to the FBI, the U.S. witnessed 160 hostile events that killed 486 and wounded 557 (not including suspect injuries or deaths) from 2000-2013. These tragic incidents robbed families… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
  In 2015, NFPA introduced a first-of-its-kind Energy Storage System (ESS) Safety Training Program for the United States fire service, thanks to support from FEMA. The training was developed with the support of several first responder organizations, FDNY, DNV-GL, and the California Energy Storage Alliance, a 90-firm energy ESS membership… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, is seeking public input on its preliminary draft. This preliminary draft allows the public to review and submit any suggested revisions prior to its publication. NFPA 3000 provides the minimum criteria for the level of competence required for responders… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
NFPA praises the recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which offers significant incentives for fire sprinkler installation. “Our research time and again stresses the life-saving importance of fire sprinkler protection,” says NFPA President Jim Pauley. “The financial incentives allowed by this act will undoubtedly lead to safer… (Show more)
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