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laurenbackstrom
Click to view contentIt’s always such an exciting time of year when the NFPA Conference & Expo gets kicked off, and this year is no different. Opening General Session typically starts us off, and it’s where we get to hear from NFPA President Jim Pauley as well as the current chairman of the board of directors, Keith Williams, who give an update on what we have been… (Show more)
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laurenbackstrom
Click to view contentLast night, a very special evening was held here in San Antonio as NFPA Conference & Expo gets underway. The NFPA Board of Directors, our Standards Council and members of the NFPA staff gathered to recognize thirteen incredible individuals in seven distinct award categories which are the highest recognitions bestowed by NFPA.   These individuals… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentHave you ever wondered what community risk reduction, or CRR, is? Well, you're not alone.   "Many different people have many different definitions of community risk reduction," Karen Berard-Reed, a community risk reduction strategist at NFPA, says in a video published last week on NFPA's YouTube channel. And for many people, she continues,… (Show more)
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laurenbackstrom
Click to view contentOur attendees have arrived, exhibitors have set up, our presenters are standing by, and we're gearing up to make the next few days as interesting and impactful as possible for the fire and life safety professionals who have gathered here in San Antonio, Texas to enhance their code-related knowledge and develop new skills.   We'll be offering more… (Show more)
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amandakimball
Click to view contentIn recent years, there has been a marked increase in the deployment of lithium ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS) in commercial occupancies.  Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) along with the ESS integrators and installers are challenged by the lack of clear direction on fire protection and suppression in these installations. … (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentIn Texas, the State Fire Marshal's Office has adopted the 2015 editions of both NFPA 101 and NFPA 1, with some noted exceptions. From their website, “The Life Safety Code® determines the design, construction and operation of occupied buildings. When other codes are utilized for building design elements, the standards of the Life Safety Code®… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentOn June 9th, 1946 a fire at the Canfield Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa captured national attention when 19 people died and 20 others were injured.   The Canfield Hotel consisted of two buildings: the original four story brick joisted section and the six story fire resistive annex that was built in 1925. The original building did not have a sprinkler… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThis year's NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) will be held at the Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, on June 20, 2019, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom.  NFPA will be providing wireless internet access during the Tech Session so attendees have the option of downloading the agenda prior to or during the… (Show more)
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gmazal
Click to view contentCuando los sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua funcionan correctamente, reducen significativamente la probabilidad de pérdida de vida y lesiones en caso de un incendio. Como tal, es crítico que las personas responsables por la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de las condiciones de estos rociadores tengan un conocimiento… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentTalk about stirring up a hornet nest. A few blogs ago, the most frequently asked question was discussed. That blog concluded by stating: I will only provide one answer in order to ensure protection of your employee. That answer is; yes, PPE is necessary for every task you authorize an employee to perform, including operating a circuit breaker or… (Show more)
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