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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  With many students returning to school remotely this fall, NFPA is urging added caution when using and charging laptops and other digital devices at home. Many households may have more people using and charging electrical devices on a daily basis than usual. This additional use of equipment means more opportunity for misuse and misapplication,… (Show more)
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boconnor
Click to view content  Everyone is familiar with the sound of a fire alarm and flash of the visual notification thanks to drills that are required at schools and the workplace. They are typically designed in a way so that everyone can see and hear, no matter where you are located in the building. What happens when you are in a building such as a hospital or… (Show more)
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ncomeau
Click to view contentKeeping communities safe from fire, electrical, and other related hazards isn’t something that just happens—it’s the result of having a fully functioning Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem.  When any one component fails, consequences can be catastrophic.    In the case of the May 16, 2020 explosion at a downtown Los Angeles cannabis-related business… (Show more)
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channahs
Click to view contentWe are often asked this question: if you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Personally, I think a present-day dinner conversation with Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and other pioneers of electricity would prove to be extremely interesting.  Inventors are charged with having extremely creative minds, thinking outside of the norm, and… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentAs we continue to live in a COVID-19 impacted world, we see all kinds of businesses and activities pivoting to different formats. This year’s Emmy Awards was no exception. The 2020 event held over the weekend featured lots of the usual elements that viewers expect from award show presenters and winners, even though some folks were on a set and… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
Click to view contentThis week, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform, with the four most recent editions of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC). NFPA LiNK provides up-to-date code information and situational context that professionals and practitioners need to better understand problems and develop solutions in real time while on the job. It has been… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
It's back to school time.  Time for teachers to prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year and welcome students back to classes.  Where does the summer go?  Soon artwork will cover the walls, student projects will be on display, and lockers will be overflowing with books and supplies. Educational occupancies, defined in NFPA 1, Fire… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentIt’s no secret that volunteer and combination fire and EMS departments have struggled with recruitment and retention, but new research from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provides deeper insights on the challenges that exist within the volunteer fire community.   The research effort, which was completed in three phases beginning last… (Show more)
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smahoney
Click to view content  According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, nearly all electrical customers experience at least one electrical utility outage each year. On average, each outage lasts 60 minutes or more. As we are in the peak of hurricane season that seems to worsen year after year and some grids imposing rolling blackouts due to a strain on the grid and… (Show more)
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cthompson
Click to view contentWith industries still adapting to the demands of COVID-19 and the typical, ongoing backlog in ITM (inspection, testing and maintenance), RVI continues to cause quite the buzz. Health Facilities Management magazine featured the technology as the cover story in their recent issue, including insights from Jonathan Hart, an NFPA tech lead for building… (Show more)
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