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Gregory Harrington
You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what sort of protection does it need? The answer, as in the majority of cases when we’re talking about codes, is: “It depends.” Remember that NFPA… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
The 2018 edition of 70E is now available! NFPA is pleased to offer a free fact sheet that provides an overview of the standard along with answers to some of the questions you have about it. They include:   The purpose of NFPA 70E • The relationship between NFPA 70E and other codes and standards • The relationship between OSHA’s standards and… (Show more)
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Ed Conlin
  The NFPA Standards Council has received a New Project Initiation Request from the fire service asking NFPA consider developing an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish the minimum requirements for the effective contamination control of fire department personal, their personal protective equipment (PPE), accessories, and equipment.   … (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Our friends at the Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto sent us the following video featuring a demonstration including one of our favorite inventions: the home fire sprinkler.    Students at Seneca's School of Fire Protection with varied interests in fire protection and safety participated in the demonstration. Fire protection… (Show more)
Cathy Longley
NFPA's Don Bliss and Jim Pauley (center left) pose with fire and life safety leaders in Israel   NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley delivered keynote remarks today at the Fire Protection Association of Israel Annual Conference.   NFPA collaborated with stakeholders in Israel two years ago to help launch the Israeli Fire Protection Association.… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the newest edition of our Fire Sprinkler Initiative newsletter, read how the popular TV news show addressed the home fire problem in a story that included a burn demonstration inside a home.   You'll also read stories on:   our five-part podcast series that brings our fire statistics to life FEMA now sprinklering its emergency housing… (Show more)
Lisa Marie Sinatra
A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires have been burning in Southern California since Tuesday prompting the National Weather Service to call this, “the strongest and longest duration Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season.” To date, according to officials, there has been zero containment on the two most destructive fires in… (Show more)
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Susan McKelvey
  While most of us connect the holidays with Christmas trees, festive meals, flickering lights and other decorations, far fewer people associate these holiday hallmarks with potential fire hazards. However, holiday decorations, Christmas trees, candles and cooking all contribute to an increased number of home fires during December, making it one… (Show more)
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Christopher Coache
With all the time and effort it takes to keep employees safe from electrical hazards in the workplace, what people concern themselves about is confusing. A controversial topic has moved to the top of NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® employee safety issues. Comments have been made so often that a blog must be dedicated to… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
In the latest edition of Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association, we wrote an article highlighting five steps that can better your advocacy for home fire sprinklers. If you're new to the advocacy world or want a more defined approach, take note of these five steps highlighted in the article:   1. Understand the… (Show more)
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