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Did you know that, according to NFPA 80, your fire doors must be inspected not less than annually? 

On August 28, NFPA will be offering a free webinar on the inspection, testing, and maintenance of  swinging fire doors.  The webinar is sponsored by the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), FDAI, Door Security and Safety Foundation, and Intertek, and will be presented by Keith Pardoe, of DHI, and also an active NFPA 80 Technical Committee member as well as Kristin Bigda, a Senior Fire Proection Engineer at NFPA.  

This webinar in a great opportunity to learn about the inspection, testing, and maintence provisions contained in NFPA 80 related to swinging fire doors.  Building owners and managers, authorities  having jurisdiction, and the fire door inspectors all have important  roles and responsibilities in a building’s annual fire door inspection  process and will benefit from the material that will be addressed. We will be discussing the current requirements of NFPA 80, as well as the specific responsibilities of all  parties involved in the door inspection process. In addition, common door deficiencies and inspection issues to look for in the field will be shown.


NFPA 80 Webinar

The webinar will focus on the provisions contained in the 2010 edition of NFPA 80 but will highlight some of the new changes that are a part of the soon to be released 2013.

Will you be attending?  Sign up today, the spots are filling up quickly!

-Kristin Bigda

According to Oklahoma emergency officials, more than 93,000 acres have burned in fires across the state since Friday. To date, many of these fires have been contained or mostly contained, but the threat of continued wildfire activity remains high here during the next few weeks due to hot, dry and windy conditions.

Remember: it’s important to pay attention to notices posted by your local and state emergency officials as they monitor the fire situation. For instance, if you’re thinking about grilling outdoors or if vacation plans take you camping, limit your grilling use and lighting of campfires. When in the car, take care not drive or park your vehicles on dry grass, which can ignite from sparks under the vehicle.

See our full post on our Firewise Communities blog, including a safety tips and a video from a local TV station.

The Fall 2012 Report on Comments (ROC) for 38 NFPA documents are now available. Some of the proposed NFPA documents addressed in the Report on Comments include:

  • NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
  • NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection
  • NFPA 52, Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code
  • NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance
  • NFPA 259, Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials
  • NFPA 501A, Standard for Fire Safety Criteria for Manufactured Home Installations, Sites, and Communities
  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
  • NFPA 909, Code for the Protection of Cultural Resource Properties - Museums, Libraries, and Places of Worship
  • NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
  • NFPA 1855, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents
  • NFPA 1925, Standard on Marine Fire-Fighting Vessels
  • NFPA 1982, Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS)

See the full list of NFPA documents in the 2012 fall revision cycle.

The deadline to submit a notice of intent to make a motion on any of these documents is October 5, 2012. Download a NITMAM form (doc, 34 KB).

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