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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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Sreenivasan Ranganathan
In the event of a fire, a sloped ceiling may alter sprinkler performance from expected results for a conventional horizontal ceiling configuration. This webinar will address the storage protection under sloped ceilings. A detailed computational study using the CFD code FireFOAM has been performed to understand ceiling configuration effects… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
Since February is half over I can now say we are closer to March, which means we are closer to spring, which means warmer weather. But, who’s counting?  But, until then, the inevitable cold winter weather means a more frequent use of portable electric heaters (space heaters) and other heating appliances to get us through. While it may seem like a… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
Spire London – Image via Greenland Group When I look at my new copy of the 2018 edition of the Life Safety Code, there's a sense of accomplishment for the fire protection and life safety community in advancing the safety of building occupants from the effects of fire. Indeed, fire deaths are unusual in buildings in which the code’s requirements… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
Ninety years ago, 14 men lost their lives and 11 people were injured when a large fire and explosion occurred at an oil refinery located in Everett, Massachusetts.     From the NFPA Quarterly, v.21, no.4, 1928   At 3:03 P.M. on February 10, 1928, a vaporizer exploded, showering burning oil upon all employees in the vicinity. A portion of the… (Show more)
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Angelo Verzoni
Photo: Milo Ventimiglia via Twitter   In January, the hit NBC drama series "This Is Us" aired the first in a string of episodes that highlighted critical fire safety messages such as the importance of replacing smoke alarm batteries. The show, which is watched by upwards of 10 million people, managed to spark a nationwide conversation about fire… (Show more)
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James Pauley
  Last week NFPA introduced EFFECT™ (the Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool) to help building owners and managers assess risk in their properties, and stem the tide of fires in high-rise structures with combustible cladding. Now, coming on the heels of that release, we see yet another harrowing example of a building with combustible… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
As you know, the 2018 edition of 70E is now available. To help you navigate through some of the key changes, we’ve developed a five-part video series hosted by NFPA’s technical experts that helps explain some of these changes.  In our fourth video, Chris Coache, NFPA’s senior electrical engineer, reviews Table 130.5(G) – Selection of Arc-Rated… (Show more)
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Jesse Roman
From my years working as a political reporter, I can assure you that everything we humans touch eventually turns political as long as someone somewhere has something at stake. When the stakes rise to the level of life and death, the politics are ratcheted up even higher.   That explains why something as seemingly ho-hum as smoke detector… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
Photo: U.S. Chemical Safety Board   This week marks 10 years since the fatal event on February 7, 2008, at the Imperial Sugar Company manufacturing facility in Port Wentworth, Georgia. Fourteen workers were killed and 36 others were treated for serious burns and injuries after a series of sugar dust explosions.    In its investigation report… (Show more)
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