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The Consolidated Report of the Motions Committee for Annual 2013 documents addresses the certified amending motions for consideration at the Association Technical Meeting in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, starting at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 13, 2013, starting at 8:00 a.m.


This Consolidated Report consists of the three previous Motions Committee Reports related to the Annual 2013 Association Meeting (NEC Report, Annual 2013 Report for non-NEC documents, and the Report for the Fall 2012 revision cycle documents). This Report also identifies a list of NITMAMs not certified.

[See the order of documents to be presented at the Association Technical Meeting |].



A Request for Proposals has been issued for the Separation Distances in NFPA Codes and Standards research project.  Proposals should be submitted to Kathleen Almand by June 14, 2013 , 5 pm EDT.

The goal of the project is to provide guidance to NFPA technical committees on methodologies to develop technically based separation/clearance distances for hazardous storage/processes. The focus of this study will be those storage and processes within the scope of NFPA 400 – Hazardous Materials Code.

Fore more information on the project or how to submit your proposal, please reveiw the project details on the website.


Research_240The Fire Protection Research Foundation is increasingly faced with problems that require an out-of-the-box approach to research that can creatively challenge some of the fundamental assumptions behind our codes and standards, says Kathleen Almand in "Beyond Tried & True" in the most recent issue of NFPA Journal. This is an evolution of our approach to research and a new and exciting model that will help emerging technologies find their place in NFPA standards.

Firewatch_600x300A fire in a single-family home filled with items piled 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1 meter) high took the lives of a 78-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband. Responding firefighters immediately tried to drag hose lines into position for a rescue, but the lines became hung up on items stored outside the house, delaying the rescue attempt. Once inside, firefighters’ movements were hampered by hoarding condition, which also prevented the couple from escaping. For more information on this and other fires, read "Firewatch" in the latest issue of NFPA Journal. 

Shannon(2)While much has changed since the publication in 1973 of America Burning, there remain problems that
have resisted solutions, says NFPA President Jim Shannon in his editorial in the most recent issue of NFPA Journal. One is the apparent indifference of those in the United States to the costs of fire. And while it is not NFPA's job to try to move fire prevention to the top of the public’s list of concerns, it is our job is to make people aware of fire's costs and who work to reduce its tragic effects. Our efforts may take years to achieve, but NFPA is in it for the long haul.

Sparky FacebookEach week, we have fun with fire safety trivia on Sparky the Fire Dog's Facebook page. We ask a trivia question early in the morning, take guesses all day long, and then post the correct answer by the end of the day - every Tuesday. 

Here's how you can participate! Head over to Sparky's Facebook page and leave your guess to the following trivia question. Then be sure to check back later today to find out if you were right! (Hint: all of the correct answers can be found on our website as well!) Have fun and good luck!

Today's question relates to the official kickoff of summer yesterday:

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