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Training buildingEach year thousands of fire fighters are injured during training, and occasionally some are fatally injured. Live fire training evolution is an effective and popular training method, but it’s also one that exposes the trainees to significant hazards. One common cause of fire fighter death and injury is a lack of understanding of the hazard assessment of live fires used for training.

A new report was just published, authored by Chad M. Lannon and James A. Milke of the University of Maryland on this topic. This research effort is intended to further clarify the hazards of live fire training evolutions and provide data and information to support a fire hazard assessment methodology for fire training officers and fire fighters. The goal is to analyze specific fuel configurations in certain training fire evolutions and to supplement currently available practical guidance for use by training instructors based on the hazards associated with live fire training evolutions.

This project is intended to directly supplement an earlier project on a "Hazard Assessment for Fire Service Training Fires" that was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, AFG Fire Prevention & Safety Grants. This latest effort was funded by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) through the NFPA Annual Code Fund.

The content, opinions and conclusions contained in this report are solely those of the author. Download the complete report through the Fire Protection Research Foundation website

NFPA is hosting a free webinar called Office Hours on February 20, 2014 at 2pm EST, the topic for the webinar is the 2014 NFPA 921.  The presenters will be Technical Committee Chairman Randy Watson and NFPA Staff Liaison Orlando P. Hernandez.   The webinar will discuss the addition of the new Fire Protection Systems Chapter, Negative Corpus, Electrical Arcing and Analyzing the Incident for Cause & Responsibility. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.  Please join us for this free webinar by registering using the link below. 


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1313NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2013 edition of NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems:

  • NFPA 13, Errata 13-13-1
    Reference: various sections
    Issuance: February 19, 2014

An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further distribution of the document.

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