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NEC Online from NFPA

Get your free 2-day trial of NEC Online for instant access to updates in NFPA’s National Electrical Code!


As a professional in the electrical industry, you don’t have to look much further than code requirements to know how dynamic this industry is. In fact, the three most recent editions of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) has seen more than 10 new articles and hundreds of changes that reflect emerging technologies and advancements in electrical and fire safety.


That’s why as the 2017 NEC edition rolls out this fall, NFPA has developed a new resource, NEC Online, to provide electrical professionals a focused view of what's changed over nearly a decade of important NEC advancements. Why is this important? For one, looking back at previous editions allows you to see the evolution of the code. But even more importantly, as you know, not all states or jurisdictions have adopted the newest code edition.


For instance, if you are a contractor working in multiple states, you’ll need to have access to previous codes; the one that particular state has adopted. NEC Online gives you that flexibility and the assurance that you have what you need to get the project done right, and to code.


So whether you work in the office or onsite, on residential, commercial, industrial design installations or inspection projects, NEC Online can help make your job easier. Take a look at some of the other benefits:


  • Navigate and search instantly the 2017, 2014, and 2011 editions of NFPA 70: NEC
  • Identify code changes from edition to edition. You'll know what's new, deleted, or revised!
  • Understand key code revisions by using the change summaries provided by NFPA experts
  • View from any device, including smartphones and online tablets, or download PDFs for offline viewing
  • Share important NEC content with colleagues via email
  • Print or bookmark NEC sections for quick reference down the road


Sign up for your free NEC Online 2-day trial now by visiting NFPA’s website.


NFPA 2-Day Hands-on Training for Facilities Managers: Essentials for Life Safety and Fire Protection


November 10-11 2016 Cranston, Rhode Island 

November 29-30 2016 Warren, New Jersey (near NYC)



Learn about the life-saving systems that protect your building's occupants, and see those systems in action though:   

• Classroom instruction led by experts from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) 

Special hands-on training and demonstrations of the critical fire protection and life safety equipment in a state-of-the-art training facility

• Guidance on requirements outlined in NFPA 101®: The Life Safety Code, NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, and NFPA 25: Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems


Don't wait — space is limited!
Get the insights and know-how you need to manage vendors, provide answers to AHJs and, ultimately, keep your occupants safe. Ideal for anyone concerned with facility safety and code compliance including: facility maintenance personnel, building owners, engineers, designers, and project managers.


Complete details for this 2-day training are available HERE.

Sign up now for the "The Fire Fighter of the Future". This keynote presentation by Casey Grant of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, will be live-streamed from NFPA's Responder Forum. 


Monday, November 7, 2016  10:15-11:15 am ET 


New technology, including cyber-physical systems, innovative building controls, intuitive fire-fighting equipment, and smart apparatus are revolutionizing emergency response. The Fire Fighter of the Future will address collecting data from global sensors, processing the information centrally and utilizing the results locally. Sign up now.


View highlights from last year's presentation - click the play button.



The Responder Forum brings together representatives from 13 key fire organizations, subject matter experts, industry leaders, and NFPA staff to address emerging issues. Be a part of it remotely and join us for the Keynote Presentation on the Fire Fighter of the Future!

home structure fires report


An average of 358,300 reported home structure fires caused 2,520 civilian deaths per year.  During the five year period of 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 358,300 home structure fires per year.  These fires caused an annual average of 2,520 civilian deaths, 12,720 civilian fire injuries, and $6.7 billion in direct property damage.  Home fires accounted for three-quarters (74%) of all reported structure fires, 93% of civilian structure fire deaths, 87% of the civilian structure fire injuries, and more than two-thirds (69% of direct structure fire property loss.


During 2010-2014, roughly one of every 338 households per year had a reported home fire.  On average, seven people died in U.S. home fires per day.


The full report is now available for download.

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