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At its October 2013 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA).  The following TIAs on NFPA 58NFPA 70, NFPA 101, NFPA 1006, and NFPA 1403 were issued by the Council on October 22, 2013:

  • NFPA 58, TIA 14-3, referencing sections 5.7.4, 11.4.1.11, 11.4.1.15, and 11.13.2.8 
  • NFPA 70, TIA 14-2, referencing Article 445.20
  • NFPA 101, TIA 12-3, referencing Table 17.1.6.1
  • NFPA 101, TIA 12-4, referencing section 19.2.2.2.5.2
  • NFPA 1006, TIA 13-1, referencing sections 7.1, 8.1, 9.1 10.1, 16.1, 17.1.1, 18.1, and A.6.1.
  • NFPA 1403, TIA 12-1, referencing section 4.16

Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) are amendments to an NFPA document processed in accordance with Section 5 of the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards (Regulations Governing Committee Projects).They have not gone through the entire standards development process of being published in a First Draft Report (formerly ROP) and Second Draft Report (formerly ROC) for review and comment. TIAs are effective only between editions of the document. A TIA automatically becomes a public input (formerly proposal) for the next edition of the document, as such is then subject to all of the procedures of the standards development process.  TIAs are published in NFPA News, NFCSS, and any further distribution of the document after being issued by the Standards Council.

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The Boston Red Sox are just one win away from clinching the World Series title. The game, which is slated to start at 8:07 pm (EST), will be played at Fenway Park, built more than 100 years ago. It’s the nation’s oldest professional sports stadium currently in use and the smallest stadium in Major League Baseball.

In 2012, in observance of Fenway Park’s 100th birthday, NFPA Journal® looked back at the history of the park, and in particular, its fire and life safety features.

“After surviving a brush with proposed demolition in the late 1990s, Fenway Park and the Red Sox were sold in 2001 to an ownership group committed to renovating and expanding the old building to reflect a more modern fan experience,” wrote Steven A. Adelman.

“While not perfect, its recent improvements have made it remarkably compliant with NFPA codes regarding life safety, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and emergency messaging. In a larger sense, Fenway’s modernization is a prism through which to view not just one important building’s rebirth, but also the growing importance of life safety in how people all across the country experience a day at the ballpark.”

Read Mr. Andelman’s complete NFPA Journal feature, “Fenway At 100”.

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NFPA has teamed up with Stride Rite to help educate families on the importance of safety around the Halloween holiday. Safety is important at Halloween - from fire safety around decorations, to safe costumes, to being seen while trick-or-treating using a flashlight, glow stick or light-up shoes or sneakers. NFPA and Stride Rite share the same goal of keeping families safe. Check out the tips below and visit www.nfpa.org/striderite for terrific downloadable activity sheets for kids and additional safety information.  Leave a comment to let us and others know what you are doing to step it up for safety this Halloween.

      •     Let there be Light. Provide children with flashlights to carry or use glow sticks as part of their costume.

•Make it Fun. Make trick-or-treating a "no running" game to reduce the risk of falls. •     Timing is Everything. Decide the time your children will go out trick-or-treating and what time they will return home.

•     Peek before they Eat. Make a rule that children will not eat any treat until it has been brought home and examined by a grown-up.

•     Costume Crashes. When choosing a costume, stay away from billowing or long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so they can see clearly.

•     Tame the Flame. Tell children to stay away from open flames. Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.

•     Caution with Candles. It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit.

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