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A large warehouse fire in Golyanovo, Moscow, yesterday resulted in the death of eight firefighters, who are believed to have been conducting a search inside the building when its roof collapsed. Russian rescuers had previously saved more than 100 workers at the warehouse where plastic materials and gas canisters were stored.

 

According to news reports, the fire may have been caused by safety regulation violations. More specifically, there are suspicions that radiators had been left on, overwhelming the building's electricity circuit.

 

The fire represents the most recent deadly fire to occur in Moscow. In January, 12 people (including three children) died in a textile factory east of the city.

 

NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, addresses safe storage of hazardous materials, while general storage requirements for materials such as plastics, are covered in NFPA 1, Fire Code.

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We are just about 10 days out from the NFPA 1 Second Draft meeting in Milwaukee, WI.  There is still lots of preparation to do.  The next week will be dedicated to preparing for the meeting:  reviewing the agenda, talking with the committee Chair, finalizing task group drafts, updating extracted sections, and more.

 

See the attached preview of what to expect at the meeting.  You can access the full meeting agenda, including public comments and committee inputs, on the NFPA 1 Document Information Page.   For now, it's back to work!

 

(The infographic is attached, check it out!)

 

 

Announcing the new NFPA Hands-on Training for Facilities Managers: Essentials for Life Safety and Fire Protection. This 2-day course was developed expressly for anyone concerned with facility safety and code compliance including: facility maintenance personnel, building owners, engineers, designers, and project managers.

 

This all-new NFPA training for facility managers includes hands-on demonstrations of NFPA 101®, NFPA 72®, and NFPA 25 compliance in a state-of-the-art lab! The key to this class is that you learn about the life-saving systems that protect your building’s occupants, and see those systems in action.

 

You will get both classroom instruction led by experts from NFPA, and special hands-on training and demonstrations of the critical fire protection and life safety equipment.

 

When you return to your facilities, you will have gained insights and the know-how to manage vendors, provide answers to AHJs and ultimately, keep your occupants safe. Learn more at nfpa.org/handson

 

Dates: November 10-11, 2016

Location: State-of-the-art training facility in Cranston, Rhode Island

Format: Classroom instruction led by experts from NFPA, plus hands-on training and demonstrations of the critical fire protection and life safety equipment.

 

Space is limited! Sign-up today to guarantee your spot in this special training! SIGN UP HERE

For  more information CLICK HERE.

United States Senate

Office of the Sergeant at Arms,

10th Annual National Preparedness Month Fair

Hart Senate Office Building, Room SH-902

Washington, DC

 

  We’re here! NFPA is proud to again participate in the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms, Office of Emergency Preparedness’ 10th annual Emergency Preparedness Month Fair in the Hart Senate Office Building today from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in room SH-902. The purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Month Fair is to educate Senate staff on the importance of emergency preparedness not only here at work, but at home as well. This is accomplished by inviting representatives from our various internal offices and many local emergency management agencies and response teams from around the National Capitol

 

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