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There was a lot of awareness at the ASHE Conference regarding the CMS changes and NFPA 101 & 99.  Make sure to log in to expand your knowledge with some of NFPA’s resources.   ASHE booth.jpg

 

CMS Adoption of the 2012 Editions of NFPA 101 and 99 Webinar

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its final rule that requires health care facilities to migrate from using the 2000 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code to the 2012 edition; and mandates direct compliance with the 2012 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, for the first time. This 1-hour webinar (available for free to all registered users) will broaden your overview of some of the major changes you need to comply with, so you can raise awareness in your department or organization.

 

Medical Gas Cylinder Storage

Have you ever wondered what the NFPA 99 requirements are for the storage of medical gas cylinders?  Log in to Xchange or register for free today to download your copy of the Medical Gas Cylinder Storage white paper.  It details what those requirements are for different storage locations, special considerations for cylinder storage, signage requirements, ventilation, and it addresses a few of the most frequently asked questions about the NFPA 99 requirements for medical gas cylinders.

 

If you had a chance to visit the National Fire Protection Association booth or attend any of Jonathan Hart’s sessions at the ASHE Technical Trade show and have any follow up needs or questions please reach out to me at coneill@nfpa.org.

 

Guest post by:  Scott Pugsley SET, FPT, FSTE Section Board Member, NFPA


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Scott Pugsley, FSTE Section Board Member, NFPA


 

Over the summer the NFPA Fire Science and Technology Educators (FSTE) Member Section held meetings in Chicago in conjunction with the NFPA Conference & Expo.  Throughout this meeting several important topics were discussed along with the planning for our Sections continued growth.  Having been involved with many different fire/life safety-related groups and associations over time, membership feedback and development often comes to the forefront.  It is for this reason that I am glad to be able to volunteer within the Executive Board to assist in addressing ways that we can create more value for our FSTE members.  Part of this effort is to focus our resources and share our collective experiences within the theater of higher learning.

During a recent faculty welcome back session at my College, Seneca College , our discussions included sharing some best practices and success stories for teaching within the "Net" generation; or what I call more frequently, the "google-based" generation. 

Several good articles existed regarding the subject overall.  Subject matter continues to be primary and should not be restricted to a 140- character limit to suit Twitter.  I would be interested in discussing how many of us handle Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) within a fire-based program/course.

Our FSTE Section blog on this topic may just be one simple example of how to integrate and share teaching material and educational methods.


 

Stay Involved


Attend the Section business meeting held during the NFPA Conference & Expo each year to get to know the issues that are facing our membership, and network with the Board and other members.

Submit session proposals during the “call for presentations” issued each summer to build the content for NFPA’s annual Conference & Expo.

    1. +Send your resume to the Section Nominating Committee Chair or
      Executive Board Chair for consideration for any upcoming open Board
      positions or special task force/section committee assignments.+

+Write a Section Spotlight article for the NFPA Journal and submit your article or interest to Courtney O’Neill , Program Coordinator of Sections.  Please include your name, Section affiliation, and NFPA Member number. You must be a Member of an NFPA Section to participate. Have not yet enrolled in an NFPA Section? You can sign up online. Section Membership is free and included in your NFPA membership.+


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Hello…I am Dave Hood.  As the Chair of the NFPA Health Care Section, it is my pleasure to share some Member Sectionrelated information with you.                 


 

First, the Health Care Section sponsored 9.5 hours of education sessions at the 2013 NFPA Conference & Expo through nine unique sessions.  Special thanks to those who served as speakers.  Believe it or not, the planning process for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo has already commenced.  The Section is currently accepting education session poroposals for the 2014 NFPA Conference & Expo next June in Las Vegas.  Proposals are due by September 16th.  If you are interested or have feedback, please drop me an email at dhood@phillipsllc.com


 

At the 2013 Health Care Section Business Meeting, the Section membership voted in two (2) new members to the Section Executive Board.  Congratulations to Phillip Hill and James Peterkin. 


Over the next few months, the Section will be paying close attention to the 2015 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.  Both Codes will be up for membership vote at next summer’s Conference & Expo.  The Section will look to provide some education on the updated editions of both Codes in the future. 


 

Stay Involved


Attend the Section business meeting held during the NFPA Conference & Expo each year to get to know the issues that are facing our membership and network with the Board and other members.

Submit session proposals during the “call for presentations” issued each summer to build the content for NFPA’s annual Conference and Expo.

    1. Send your resume in to the Section Nominating Committee Chair or Executive Board Chair for consideration for any upcoming open Board positions or special task force/section committee assignments.

Write a Section Spotlight article for the NFPA Journal and submit your article or interest to Courtney O’Neill , Program Coordinator of Sections.  Please include your name, Section affiliation, and NFPA Member number. You must be a Member of an NFPA Section to participate. Have not yet enrolled in an NFPA Section? You can sign up online. Section Membership is free and included in your NFPA membership.</li> </ul>

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