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NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, and NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, on October 5, 2015:

  • NFPA 30B, Errata 30B-15-1, referencing Tables (e) through Footnote of the 2015 edition
  • NFPA 2001, Errata 2001-15-1, referencing various sections of the 2015 edition

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.

Leary NestFirefighters put themselves on the front lines everyday — protecting our communities and acting as first responders in emergencies. To support these heroes, Nest and the Leary Firefighters Foundation have teamed up to award two $25,000 grants for new technology and equipment to fire departments in need.  

To qualify for the grant, departments will need to be nominated by members of your community. Every vote counts. The ten departments with the most nominations will become grant finalists and the Leary Firefighter Foundation will award two grants through its formal grant application process. Nominations are accepted on from October 5 until midnight PT on October 31. 

To spread the word in your community, here are some suggested social media posts:

  • Twitter: Join @Nest and @LearyFF:  thank your local fire department & give them a chance to receive a $25K technology grant
  • Facebook: Join Nest and Leary Firefighters Foundation by thanking your local fire department & give them a chance to receive a $25K technology grant

You may also download free flyers to distribute to your community (two versions, one with full color and one with two color).

Good luck!

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Each October, The Home Depot runs a month-long fire safety campaign at all its stores (nearly 2,000 across the U.S.) to educate customers about ways to protect their homes and families from potential fire risks. As part of the effort, The Home Depot actively supports Fire Prevention Week by hosting a fire safety day in coordination with the local fire department. They also hold two in-store workshops - one involving a craft for kids and another that specifically targets adults.

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These pictures taken at an event hosted by The Home Depot in Natick, MA, and the Natick Fire Department show how successful these events are, and how well the partnership works.

To find out details about fire safety day plans in your area, contact The Home Depot nearest you.

For more information about this year's campaign, "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm", visit


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Sprinkler demo
While urging the public to "hear the beep where you sleep," this year's Fire Prevention Week theme focusing on working smoke alarms in all bedrooms, safety advocates across North America are also spotlighting a smoke alarm's necessary complement. 

Home fire sprinklers are also getting a fair share of attention during Fire Prevention Week. A series of live burn/sprinkler demonstrations and op-eds published this week are underscoring how the dynamic duo of a fire sprinkler and smoke alarm can significantly slash the risk of dying in home fires.

For more information about these nationwide events, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.

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