In my recent NFPA Live I discussed seasonal fire safety requirements in NFPA 1, Fire Code, that fire inspectors face during the winter months. I provided an overview of the requirements necessary to enforce special outdoor events, Christmas trees, heating appliances, fire hydrant clearance, and basic electrical safety.
Some of the basic electrical safety tips covered in NFPA 1 address the use of powerstrips, multi-plug adapters, and extension cords. When powering your holiday decorations and other temporary installations it's important to use best practices. I discuss some of those in the video clip that I'm sharing here. I hope you find some value in it!
Kristin Bigda is a Principal Engineer at NFPA, and the Staff Liaison for NFPA 1.