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James Pauley
Getty Images   The Grenfell Tower fire in London has been a horrific fire tragedy.  With a loss of 79 lives thus far, it is one of the most tragic fires to occur in the UK in recent decades.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims as well to the first responders involved in the very difficult recovery operations.  We have… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
Are you a project manager responsible for reviewing and approving plans, or an engineer or designer who needs to ensure sprinkler system plans are ready for submission to AHJs? If so, then you know there’s a lot riding on the accuracy and timeliness of these plans. So how can you best tackle these day-to-day challenges and put your best foot… (Show more)
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Christopher Coache
     Your employee trusts that you are committed to ensuring their safety. They do not expect to be injured while they are at work. Your roll in meeting this expectation should not be taken lightly. Your commitment to electrical safety will go a long way to getting every one of them home each day. Let’s look at some things that could affect your… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
On this day, ninety-five years ago, the Arverne Conflagration was started by a carelessly thrown cigarette or match -- razing 13.5 acres of the Roackaways summer resort during a period of less than five hours.    Pictured: Ruins of the Israel Orphan Asylum, which was in the path of the flames on June 15, 1922. All of the children were safely… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
Early this morning, as members of Congress practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game at a ballfield in Alexandria, Virginia, an active shooter fired between 50 and 100 rounds from a semi-automatic weapon, according to ABC News. Anthony Scalise (R-Louisiana), a congressional staffer and two Capitol Hill police officers were injured in the… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
In preparation for the release of the 2018 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace we’re hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, July 12 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM EDT that will help explain the proposed changes and provide an opportunity for participants to ask question about the revised code. Whether you’re an… (Show more)
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Lauren Depew
The “Fire Service Safety Stand Down Quiz” Sweepstakes is back as part of the annual Safety Stand Down campaign! The sweepstakes is hosted by NFPA along with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and consists of an interactive online quiz that emphasizes the importance of the 2017 Safety… (Show more)
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Blair Prince
Last week, we wrote a news release on the awards for contributions in fire and life safety at the NFPA Conference and Expo held in Boston, MA. Among those awards, the Fire Protection Research Foundation presented The Harry C. Bigglestone Award to the paper appearing in Fire Technology that best represents excellence in the communication of fire… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Val Boutin, Fire Protection Engineer in the Building Fire Protection and Life Safety Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Val for her contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and discussing one of the many subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   Everyone seems to get… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
During the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, thirteen NFPA Standards were presented for floor action to the NFPA membership.  Read the final results of the floor action on these NFPA Standards:   NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines NFPA… (Show more)
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