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NFPA InnovationSeveral members of the product innovation team will be demonstrating a variety new products in the NFPA booth at this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo. Join us at the Innovation table in booth 353 to participate in a live demo, discuss future products, or learn about some exciting product improvements based on our new Content Strategy.

Some of the new products featured include:

  • IP-based pricing: an affordable solution for using NFPA codes & standards on-the-go code
  • Code citation tool prototype: a fast, standard code tool
  • Apple mobile apps: NEC 2008, NFPA 10 – 2010 ed., NFPA 1600 – 2010 ed., NFPA 70E Changes – 2012 ed., and the beta test version of NFPA 70E – 2012 ed.
  • E-books: demos of selected codes
  • NFCSS: iPad optimization improvements
  • and more …

Don’t forget to fill out your innovation contest submission card available in your conference packet or at the booth. Stop by the Innovation table and drop off your completed card before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. One lucky winner will be drawn at random to receive a Kindle Fire bundle with an estimated value of over $300.

And don’t forget, you can always check up on our new products at www.nfpa.org/innovation. We will continue to post updates and new content even after the Conference & Expo. See you in Las Vegas!

-Sam Driver

Here are the top five most-read articles and features in May from NFPA Journal®, our official member publication:

  1. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nfpa/journal_20120506/Journal coverRead the new digital edition of NFPA Journal.
    The digital issue, which launched with the May/June issue of Journal, is web-based and presents all of the magazine’s stories and ads as they appear in the print magazine, with websites and email addresses clickable for instant access.
  2. Thirteen things you need to know about NFPA 13.
    The new editions of NFPA's sprinkler standards will be presented at NFPA's Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These documents contain a number of changes; NFPA's Matt Klaus provides an overview.
  3. Two key fire service standards feature important changes.
    The new editions of NFPA 1500, Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program, and NFPA 1582, Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, include changes that represent significant steps forward for firefighter health and wellness.
  4. A conversation with the new U.S. Fire Administrator, Ernest Mitchell, Jr.
    Late last year, Ernest Mitchell, Jr. received Senate confirmation to head the United States Fire Administration (USFA). He talks on his career, his vision for the Fire Administration, coping with budget cuts, his concerns for the fire service, and more.
  5. New certifications for electrical workers and supervisors.
    Industry awareness of the safe work practice requirements contained in NFPA 70E®, Electrical Safety in the Workplace®, has increased significantly over the past 15 years, as has adherance to those requirements.

Want more? Visit the NFPA Journal webiste. Become an NFPA member today and be among the first to read the latest news and information in NFPA Journal.

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http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfpa.orghttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef0167671e1dda970b-piGuy Tomberlin, ICC Board Member and Fairfax County Code Specialist; Joe Woods, Harford County MD Councilman; Kenneth Ellerbe, DC Fire and EMS Chief; Rick Weiland, ICC CEO; Jim Shannon, NFPA President, Jatinder Singh Khokhar, DC Deputy Building Official; Mark Light, CEO of IAFC, Robbie Sabbakhan, DC Chief Building Official 

NFPA and the International Code Council (ICC) today announced the formation of the Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC). The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical and life safety codes.

“For more than 100 years, the public and government on all levels have benefited from the life and property saving work of private standards developing organizations (SDOs),” said NFPA President Jim Shannon. “The Coalition for Current Safety Codes is an effort to ensure those same parties are taking full advantage of the latest information in the most up to date codes.”

“ICC and NFPA have a rich history and dedicated members who devote themselves each day to ensuring the development of safe and sustainable communities,” said ICC CEO Rick Weiland. “The efforts of our memberships have dramatically strengthened codes and standards—protecting the public. This coalition is a great way to spread the word about how to protect the environment, and the health and welfare of our society.”

ICC and NFPA will seek broad participation in the coalition from other SDOs, the construction and insurance industries, government and the private sector to raise awareness about the importance of and steps needed to provide up to date buildings where people live, work, play and go to school. The two associations are coming together to co-chair the coalition because of a mutual commitment to public safety and in an effort to create even broader support for the adoption of modern codes and standards.

Learn more and join the coalition.

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