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averzoni
    This is the first in a series of three videos featuring the personal stories of NFPA 3000 technical committee members.  Brian Murphy isn’t shy about telling his story. A retired law enforcement officer who now works for a bullet-proof vest manufacturer, Murphy even jokes about what happened to him six years ago. He says Swiss is his favorite… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
  June 25th marks the one hundredth anniversary of the biggest disaster in the history of Cle Elum, Washington. On this day in 1918, a massive fire tore through the mining town, destroying half of the business district and 205 homes.  According to a report by Chief Carr, the origin of the fire was possibly due to a carelessly discarded cigarette… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
NFPA 1802, Standard on Two-Way, Portable RF Voice Communications Devices for Use by Emergency Services Personnel in the Hazard Zone, and NFPA 1891, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Hazardous Materials Clothing and Equipment, are seeking public inputs on their preliminary drafts. These preliminary drafts allow the public to review… (Show more)
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jonhart
  Essential electrical systems are intended to ensure that when facilities lose normal power there is a reliable source of backup power that can quickly restore power to circuits and equipment needed for life safety purposes and those that affect the well-being of patients or are essential to the clinical functionality of the facility.   In my… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Brian O'Connor, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Brian for his contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and discussing one of the many important subjects addressed in the Fire Code.   Looking for information on… (Show more)
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ccoache
Just like statistics can be presented in ways to prove different points, sometimes including completely opposite conclusions, the arc-flash risk assessment process can be skewed to one’s advantage. NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® is not pushing the industry to the incident energy analysis method over the PPE category… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The First Draft Report for NFPA 855, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems, is available. Review the First Draft Report for use as background in the submission of public comments. To submit a public comment using the online submission system, go directly to the NFPA 855 document information page or use the list of… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Upon adjournment of NFPA’s Technical Meeting in Las Vegas, the requirements of NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide Detection and Warning Equipment are one step closer to issuance by the Standards Council as incorporated into the 2019 edition of NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®. NFPA 720, which has worked to… (Show more)
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averzoni
The 2018 NFPA Conference & Expo (C&E) came to a close last week as the Technical Meeting finished Thursday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The meeting lasted about eight hours, with "no high energy controversies or excessively passionate debate," according to Dawn Bellis, NFPA's director of standards administration. … (Show more)
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ctuttle
Did you know that NFPA has a Women in STEM group? One of our own engineers, Val Ziavras (vboutin ), presented at the NFPA booth on Wednesday about our internal group, our mission, and what kinds of activities we do. One of these activities is the annual Women in STEM (previously Women in Engineering) Reception. Every year this event tries a new… (Show more)
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