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At its October 2011 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council reviewed a request to consider the establishment of a new project on Emergency Mass Shelters

After review of the material, the Council voted to publish a notice to solicit comments on the need for the project, information on resources on the subject matter, those interested in participating if established, and other organizations actively involved with the subject.

Anyone may submit a comment by the January 27, 2012 deadline.

- Debbie Baio

NFPA News The November issue of NFPA News, our codes and standards newsletter, is now available.

In this issue:

  • New process for Annual 2014 documents
  • TIAs issued on NFPA 20, NFPA 70, and NFPA 407
  • Soliciting comments on proposed new project on Emergency Mass Shelters
  • Development of NFPA 56(PS)
  • Committee scopes approved
  • NFPA releases fire service needs assessment
  • Call for members
  • Committee meetings calendar
  • Committees soliciting proposals

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- Debbie Baio

State Chiefs
Last week, NFPA headquarters in Quincy, MA hosted the 2011 State Fire Chief President's Forum. 37 states sent representatives from their respective fire chief associations. The Forum kicked off on Thursday, October 27th with a reception and dinner, including opening remarks from Gary Keith, NFPA Vice President of Field Operations and Education, Ken Willette, NFPA Division Manager of Public Fire Protection, and Chief Al Gillespie, IAFC President and Chairman of the Board. 

Over the next two days, the Chiefs listened to many NFPA presentations on various projects and documents. One of these was from John Hall, Division Manager of NFPA's Fire Analysis and Research, who reviewed the Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service, including state by state reports. Additional topics included overviews on NFPA's Electric Vehicle project, Public Education, Fire Protection Research Foundation, and breakout sessions with NFPA Regional Directors. 

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