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NFPA 13 2016The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2016 and proposed 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is being published for public review and comment:  
Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by December 21, 2017. Along with your comment, please identify the number of the TIA and forward to the Secretary, Standards Council by the closing date.  
Exciting news, everyone! Preparing for your Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Certification has never been easier! NFPA’s CFPS Practice Exam has been given a full overhaul.
The CFPS Practice Exam is now 100 questions and includes brand new questions not found on the old practice CFPSexam! The new CFPS Practice Exam matches the content and breakdown of the actual CFPS exam so you can prepare more effectively for the certification exam than ever before. And now, for the first time, you will get feedback on which answers were answered right and wrong, which domain from the exam blueprint each question is testing on, and where in the fire protection handbook you can go to find more information on the topic. 
The new version of the CFPS Practice Exam went on sale earlier this month for $75 to non-members (NFPA members get a 10% discount) and is available for purchase through the NFPA catalog.   
NFPA Interns
Fire protection engineering students are not strangers to NFPA.  We have a very long history of hiring interns and co-ops from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fire protection engineering program, some of whom have become employees here.  More recently we have expanded our WPI relationship and data science interns are now interning with us and helping us apply modern data techniques to the fire problem.  But we touch the global fire science/engineering student body in a lot of different ways also.  For example:  
  • NFPA's research section sponsors a student poster session at C&E each year - last year we had a dozen or so posters and students from around the world participating.
  • The Research Foundation annually funds a handful of students to undertake small research projects to provide information to our technical committees.
  • NFPA provides fellowship type grants to the three major FPE schools in the U.S. annually - two are used to fund student projects and one is used to support recruitment efforts.
  • We have two Memoranda of Understanding with global universities in developing nations designed to connect them to the global fire science community and NFPA’s resources.
  • We periodically invite international research fellows to join us for a few months to learn from us and share their work - we have had fellows from Korea, China, Sweden, Denmark and Spain and are looking to strengthen our connection to global universities and their students.
  • Our new student membership program (coming soon) is providing an opportunity to connect and gain information from NFPA.
If you have thoughts and ideas or if you are a student who would like to learn more, please let us know.  Students are the future of global fire safety science and engineering and we are committed to supporting them in whatever way we can. 

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