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Debra Baio
The NFPA Standards Council met on April 4-5, 2017 in Naples, FL. At the meeting, some of the items below were addressed by the Council:   act on the issuance of a proposed TIA on NFPA 70 review new projects/documents on preparedness and response to active shooter scenarios and incidents; and electrical inspector professional qualifications… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
  A bill authored by Minnesota Senator Rich Draheim aimed at "creating more affordable housing" would weaken a current state requirement for residential fire sprinklers.    The bill, which recently passed a Senate vote, would exempt two-unit townhomes from requiring fire sprinklers. "We have to start looking at ways to reduce construction costs… (Show more)
Blair Prince
Ever wonder how many fires occur in structures that are under construction, undergoing renovation, or being demolished? Are there deaths or injuries that occur in these structures? What would be the causes of ignition or leading causes of fires? Well, we have those answers and more in our new Fires in Structures Under Construction, Undergoing… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
We are a little over a month away from the 2017 NFPA Conference & Expo to be held this year in Boston, MA...NFPA's backyard! Following completion of the Public Input and Public Comment stages, there is further opportunity for debate and discussion of issues through the NFPA Technical Meeting that takes place at the NFPA Conference & Expo® each… (Show more)
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Robert McDonald
NFPA warmly welcomed a Chinese delegation on Tuesday, as the Association looks to deepen ties with our counterparts in China. Don Bliss, Olga Caledonia, and Guy Colonna met with Mr. Liu Xuefeng, accompanied by NFPA representative in China, Yuanjing Liu, to discuss opportunities within the Chinese first responder and enforcer communities.   From… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for NFPA 30A, Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, is being published for public review and comment:   NFPA 30A, proposed TIA No. 1270, referencing 5.4.4 and 6.4.2 of the proposed 2018 edition   Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the June 15, 2017… (Show more)
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Nathaniel Lin
NFPA is continuing its efforts to provide data solutions to the enforcement community. This week we launched Phase II training of “PIP” - a tool for Property Inspection Prioritization. PIP uses an artificial intelligence approach – in other words, it is based on the collective wisdom of those in the enforcement community who have agreed to… (Show more)
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Debra Baio
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 1983, Standard on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services: NFPA 1983, Errata 1983-17-2, referencing various sections of Chapter 5 of the 2017 edition, issued on April 25, 2017 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
My two-week hiatus from #101Wednesdays had me teaching the Life Safety Code Essentials seminar in Atlanta the first week, and on vacation last week (if you can call chasing a couple tweens around hot, crowded theme parks for five days a “vacation”) – both experiences contributed to today’s installment. (This was my view as I waited to enter one of… (Show more)
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Joy Rodowicz
In honor of National Poetry Month, we thought we would share something from the September 1971 issue of NFPA's Fire Journal:      For more information on NFPA and fire history, please feel free to reach out to the NFPA Library.  The NFPA Archives houses all of NFPA's publications, both current and historic. Library… (Show more)
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