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This is the fourth in a series of posts about the 40th

anniversary of America Burning and the related article, +“+Work in Progress” in this month’s +NFPA Journal++. +The report stresses prevention, with a call for more fire department emphasis on fire prevention, fire safety education, and inspections. They also called for built-in fire safety measures which can detect and suppress a fire before it grows large enough to cause a major disaster.” In 1977, only 22% of US homes had at least one smoke alarm. That’s up to 96% today. NFPA  coordinates the Fire Sprinkler Initiative to increase the use of home fire sprinklers.


 

The Commission also advocated programs on fire safety in the media for teachers and for specific occupancies. They advised that the proposed USFA “assist, augment and evaluate existing public and private fire safety education efforts.” Today, USFA and NFPA  both have a wide variety of safety materials on their websites.


 

NFPA is now seeking public input for a proposed new document, NFPA 1730: Standard on Organization and Deployment of Fire Prevention Inspection and Code Enforcement, Plan Review, Investigation, and Public Education Operations to the Public . </p>

What’s happening with fire prevention in your community? What else should the fire safety community be doing to prevent fires and fire losses?

Code_process_600x386Rest in peace, ROPs and ROCs. Your day is over.In fact, NFPA’s entire standards-development process has been re-engineered to not only take advantage of online technology, but also to make it easier for the public to participate in the process. It will make life a little easier for those who use the codes and standards in their daily activities, too. And to safeguard the integrity of the documents while allowing the easiest possible access, NFPA is addressing important intellectual property and copyright issues related to its codes and standards, as well. For more information on these changes, read my article "Code  Process 2.0" in the latest issue of NFPA Journal. 

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NFPA President Jim Shannon will give his first word as always. In this episode's 'Up to Code' segment, Carolyn Cronin from NFPA Codes and Standards Administration discusses the latest codes and standards information and activities. In the NFPA Journal Live piece, NFPA Principal Fire Protection Engineer Matt Klaus discusses key changes to the 2014 edition of NFPA 25. And, lots more! Here's a preview:

 

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