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jrodowicz
Click to view contentToday we look back at a historic fire incident that had a significant influence on modern firefighting tactics.     The Blackwater Fire began with an electrical storm on August 18, 1937 near Blackwater Creek in Shoshone National Forest area of Wyoming. When the fire was first noticed, it looked like it only covered an area of two acres.… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view content  According to numerous news sources, including CNN, more than 10,000 people in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka were displaced when a massive fire swept through a shantytown inhabited largely by poor garment factory workers last Friday evening. The loss could have been far greater, if the majority of residents were not off celebrating the Muslim… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentThe Second Draft meeting for NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been completed. There were 45 Second Revisions developed out of the 115 Public Comments submitted. Soon these proposed revisions will be on the way to the Technical Committee for formal ballot. The result of that ballot will determine if the Second Revisions… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
  Valerie Ziavras, Engineer and Staff Liaison for NFPA 1 and Michele Steinberg, Director of NFPA’s Wildfire Division teamed up in this recent NFPA Live session. They discussed today’s growing risk of wildfire disasters and the resources available in both NFPA’s educational material and its standards, including NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapter 17,… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems; NFPA 24, Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, NFPA 400, Hazardous… (Show more)
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vhutchison
Click to view content  Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to, for example, the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g. fuels, plastics, synthetic materials, etc.) into their designs. As alternative fuel vehicles are popularized, concerns regarding their unique hazards, burn… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view content  From The NFPA Quarterly v.32, no.2, 1938: What is believed to be the first large city portable drill tower designed for holding public exhibition drills in various parts of the city is shown above. The picture shows Boston firemen performing for the first time on the tower at a public exhibition held on historic Boston Common late in September… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA and Domino’s are teaming up for the 12th year in a row to deliver fire safety messages and pizza during Fire Prevention Week (FPW), Oct. 6 -12, 2019. To make this year’s campaign a success, we’re encouraging fire departments to join forces with their local Domino’s store to implement the campaign in their communities.   Here’s how the… (Show more)
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barrychase
Click to view content  The past few months have produced a number of powerful and damaging natural disasters across the US. From earthquakes and wildfires in the west to tornadoes in the Midwest and hurricanes across our northern and southern states, no one part of the country has been immune to the mighty force of nature.   In the midst of this trying time, and with… (Show more)
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vboutin
  In my recent NFPA® Live session I discussed calculating egress capacity in accordance with NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, to determine whether the egress system is sized appropriately. This session built off the June 6 NFPA Live on Calculating Occupant Load.  I covered the different types of components in the means of egress and minimum widths… (Show more)
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