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Mark Earley, NFPA Chief Electrical Engineer, recently sat down for a discussion about the 2014 National Electrical Code® (NEC®).  As part of “[Office Hours |]”, NFPA’s series of online presentations featuring technical staff discussing important codes and standards topics, Mark talked about major changes to the new document.


Mark says that in response to input from the field, major revisions in the new document will impact electrical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. In the 2014 NEC, you’ll find updated coverage on 600-volt systems, larger installations, renewable systems, small wind electric systems, DC systems, and electric vehicle charging systems.


NFPA Members: you can watch the full episode of Office Hours featuring Mark Early for free .


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The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 37, NFPA 99, NFPA 1951, and NFPA 1971 are being published for public review and comment:

Anyone may submit a comment on these proposed TIAs by the June 14, 2013 closing date. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.


Put together a full week of electrical training at NFPA Conference & Expo. Take a 1- or 3-day seminar, then mix and match 3 days of classes from over 150 total. The classes in the Electrical conference track give you insights into best practices in the electrical industry and how they are influenced by new electrical design issues, successful maintenance programs, effective inspection techniques, and safety programs. Plus, visit the expo and have access to over 330 companies , several of which are industry leaders in electrical products and services. Which ones have been on your radar this past year?




Pre-Conference Seminars

NFPA 70E® Electrical Safety in the Workplace Certificate
NEC® for Photovoltaics
Proposed Revisions to the 2014 NEC®


Conference Sessions - Monday, June 10

8:00 – 9:00 AM
M04 Emergency Power Standards for Health Care Under the 2012 Codes
M18 The Benefits of Your Community Adopting the Most Current NEC

9:30 – 10:30 AM
M34 Changes to NFPA 70E–2015, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
M44 Buyer Beware: Counterfeit Electrical Products


Conference Sessions - Tuesday, June 11

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Featured Presentation - The Pentagon, Fire and Life Safety — Ten Years Later

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
T25 2014 NEC Changes

2:45 – 3:45 PM
T47 NFPA 79 Significant Changes for 2015

4:15 – 5:15 PM
T59 Electrical Safety — A Shared Responsibility


Conference Sessions - Wednesday, June 12

8:00 – 9:00 AM
W11 The Basics of Electrical Hazardous Locations
W15 Hurricane Hardened Emergency Systems — What COPS Means to Your Facilities

9:30 – 10:30 AM
W26 NFPA 70E Approach to Considering DC Hazards
W32 The Investigation of NM Cable Ignition under Voltage Surge

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
W53  Applying Arc Flash Reduction Maintenance Systems

NFPA Conference & Expo -  [Register today. |]

Several members of NFPA's Public Fire Protection Division as well as Sparky the Fire Dog attended Quincy (MA) High School's Safety Day on Wednesday, May 1. This program allows the students to meet representatives of public safety agencies to learn about careers, safety and preparedness information.

Sparky, along with NFPA's Kelly Galluzzo, Dawn Cedrone, Matt Sears and Orlando Hernandez represented NFPA. This is the second year NFPA has participated. It's a great initiative, and we were happy to be a part of it today. Here are some photos of the fun we had!

Question: Does your local fire department participate in career or safety events at your community's high school? Let us know in the comments section below.

Sparky at career fair


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Sullivan family
One year ago today, four members of the Sullivan family were killed during a fast spreading fire in their home in Carmel, NY. The blaze killed Larchmont Police Capt. Thomas Sullivan, his wife and their two teenage daughters. The lone survivor of the blaze was Tommy Sullivan Jr. His dad led him to safety before perishing in the fire trying to rescue the rest of his family. What was left of the home has been demolished and an empty lot remains as a reminder of this tragedy. Read the full post on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.

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