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Cathy Longley
  When emergencies occur, firefighters, police officers and EMS respond. It’s what they do – it’s simply in their DNA. To help prevent rescuers from becoming victims, NFPA has created a new fact sheet and is offering free online training so that firefighters are aware of hazards when responding to emergencies and non-emergencies in confined… (Show more)
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Valerie Boutin
  For the last few decades, campuses have pursued opportunities to promote their commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. First there was a push to recycle more, then there were green buildings, often in the form of LEED certified buildings, which sparked an interest in vegetative (green) roofs. While vegetative roofs have… (Show more)
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Christopher Coache
  A call came in from an employee who had been highly involved in electrical safety. Education and off-site training, some on his own dime and time, created an employee who knew the requirements of OSHA and NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®. With self-made work permits and a firm grasp on what a normal operating… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2016 and proposed 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is being published for public review and comment:   proposed TIA No. 1351, referencing Table (2016 edition) and Table 22.5 (proposed 2019 edition) Anyone may submit a comment on… (Show more)
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Meghan Housewright
  American consumers expect safety to be a high priority for their government leaders. This is something the Policy Institute learned this summer by commissioning an independent telephone survey of over 1000 U.S. residents to learn their views and expectations on adopting fire and electrical safety codes and keeping those codes up-to-date.… (Show more)
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Christina Withrow
Exciting news, everyone! Preparing for your Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Certification has never been easier! NFPA’s CFPS Practice Exam has been given a full overhaul. The CFPS Practice Exam is now 100 questions and includes brand new questions not found on the old practice exam! The new CFPS Practice Exam matches the content and… (Show more)
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Jay Polito
Jubail Industrial College (JIC) signed a Training Agreement with National Fire Protection Association Inc. (NFPA), a Massachusetts Not-for-Profit Corporation with offices at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA, USA 02169-7471 to deliver 5 day NFPA Code Seminars, and 5 day NFPA Certification Seminars.   NFPA is responsible for 380 fire codes and… (Show more)
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Kathleen Almand
Fire protection engineering students are not strangers to NFPA.  We have a very long history of hiring interns and co-ops from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fire protection engineering program, some of whom have become employees here.  More recently we have expanded our WPI relationship and data science interns are now interning with us and… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
I will be the first to admit that I am no expert on wildfire protection. In fact, my area of focus is usually in building and life safety and passive fire protection methods, far from the world of wildfires. But, working with NFPA 1 has required me to expand my knowledge of other fire protection topics as the Fire Code is all encompassing when it… (Show more)
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Joseph Gochal
A little more than 14 months into a 2-year, 1.3 million dollar Assistance for Firefighters Grant from FEMA, NFPA has entered a new phase of development for the National Fire Data System with Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo), a company specializing in geospatial information technologies, data integrations, analytics, and custom solutions.  … (Show more)
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