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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has officially adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. NFPA's expert-led two-day training program explains what's different about the 2012 edition of NFPA 99 and how will it impact your work in all types of health care settings. This is a must attend for anyone concerned with NFPA 99 compliance including: Engineers, facility managers, AHJs, plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers and verifiers, security personnel, insurance professionals, and equipment manufacturers.

 

Dramatic changes in the renamed NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code reflect today's environment of patient care where procedures are performed in a wide variety of locations -- requiring safety guidelines based on a risk-based framework to facilitate adoption and enforcement throughout an increasingly decentralized health care system.

 

In this collaborative program, health care authorities and Code experts guide you through NFPA 99's revised content and complete reorganization, taking an in-depth look at how to conduct a risk-based analysis. Interactive training involves hands-on exercises and activities to give you a working knowledge of the Code

 

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2012) 2-Day Classroom Training is scheduled for:

Oct 13-14, 2016 Denver, CO

Nov 10-11, 2016 Quincy, MA

Dec 15-16, 2016 Anaheim, CA

Dec 15-16, 2016 Lake Buena Vista, FL

Register now!

 

Additional training is available at nfpa.org/training and NFPA resources for CMS requirements are available at nfpa.org/cms

 NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 Changes (2012) 1-Day Classroom TrainingThis is a new 1-day NFPA classroom training developed for anyone responsible for NFPA 101®, NFPA 99, and CMS compliance including: facility managers, engineers, designers, consultants, facility owners, and executive directors.  Take an inside look at key changes between the 2000 and 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and the 1999 and 2012 editions of NFPA 99 and get up-to-date on how the recent CMS decision impacts health care facilities.

 

NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 Changes (2012) 1-Day Classroom Training
Register now space is limited – September 22 at NFPA Headquarters in Quincy, MA

 

Can't make it September 22? Check out additional training programs at nfpa.org/training and NFPA resources for CMS requirements at nfpa.org/cms

New! NFPA 25 1-Day Classroom Training: NFPA 25: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2017)

 

25-1day.jpgIntroducing NFPA® classroom training on the 2017 edition NFPA 25: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. This new, one-day NFPA® training uses collaborative discussion and job-based activities to explain inspection and testing rules for sprinkler system components, signs of corrosion, managing impairments, the owner's responsibilities for compliance, and ITM task frequencies.

 

Register now for St. Louis, Seattle or Orlando! Space is limited!

 

Get 4-days of training when you register for both NFPA 13 (Mon.-Wed.) and NFPA 25 (Th.)

 

NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2016)

NFPA 25: ITM of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2017)


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August 29-31, NFPA has booth 1309 at the National VPPPA Safety and Health Conference at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida. We were so excited to talk with so many people on opening day! We've had the biggest interest in the NFPA 350 Confined Space Safety, On-site Safety Training and NFPA 70E. 

 

For more information on NFPA Training go to nfpa.org/training

F2016_CEbrochurecover.jpgriday, May 6 is your last chance to get early-bird conference pricing for the 2016 NFPA Conference & Expo.

The full conference pass gives you access to the General Session, all conference education sessions (130+ sessions), the NFPA Technical Meeting, the Expo, the Discovery District, 2017 NEC  Experience and more!

 

Register now to take advantage of the savings!

 

 

Registration packages

Friday, May 6 is your last chance for early-bird conference pricing. The full conference pass gives you access to the General Session, all conference education sessions (130+ sessions), the NFPA Technical Meeting, the Expo, the Discovery District, 2017 NEC Experience and more! Register now.

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6a00d8351b9f3453ef01b8d19ec3d6970c-320wi.jpgNFPA is kicking off the year with over 130 NFPA instructor-led training programs in locations across the country such as: Baltimore, Las Vegas, Nashville, Seattle, Orlando and more. Download or print this 2016 calendar for quick reference. NFPA offers expert-led classroom training on electrical safety, sprinkler and water-based systems, fire alarm and signaling, building and life safety systems, and fire protection.

 


Download the 2016 NFPA Training Schedule now.

 

For more information on all of the training options that NFPA offers including state licensure programs, certification programs and training at your facility go to: nfpa.org/training.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the recognition of its certification team as a Pro Board accredited entity. Candidates who pass the latest NFPA Pro Board accredited exams and complete the certification process for the Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), or the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) will now be automatically registered with the Pro Board and will receive an NFPA certificate bearing the Pro Board logo. For more information go to: nfpa.org/certification .

 

Watch this video interview to learn what accreditation means to NFPA, why NFPA sought out accreditation, what it means and how you can apply for one of the certifications.

 

Groups or individuals that achieve Pro Board accreditation are recognized as having met the rigors of review by an independent organization, assuring candidates and governance bodies that those entities meet the national standards.

 

“Our customers have been asking for Pro Board recognition of these three certifications for several years,” said Leon Katcharian, NFPA’s director of NFPA certifications. “We heard those requests and have worked diligently with the Pro Board team to meet their high accreditation standards.”  For more information go to: nfpa.org/certification .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NFPA’s bi-annual Backyards & Beyond® Wildland Fire Education Conference is a great place for community leaders, researchers, insurance professionals, emergency responders, homeowners and others involved in wildfire safety and preparedness to share their knowledge and best practices on key wildfire issues that they can then take back to their communities and workplace. This year, Backyards and Beyond is scheduled for October 22-24, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, SC. 


Next summer in Las Vegas, we will introduce conference sessions focused on wildland fire at the NFPA Conference & Expo® so that you can keep the conversations going until the next Backyards & Beyond! Session proposals can be submitted online through October 14. 


Do you have knowledge to share?

Would you like to increase your exposure and visibility in your industry?

Maybe add to your resume and list of achievements?

How would you like a complimentary registration for the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, June 13-16, 2016?

Then we want to hear from you! We need your help now to submit session proposals.

We are seeking the industry's best and brightest to share perspectives, best practices, and case studies at our conference. So, we invite you to submit a proposal detailing the topic(s) you would like to address.

In addition to Wildland Fire, tracks for the conference include: Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity, Building and Life Safety, Health Care, Loss Control/Prevention, Detection and Notification, Fire Suppression, Codes and Standards and Public Education.

Deadline:* Wednesday, October 14* 

All proposals must be submitted online:* Submit Proposal *

For assistance or questions regarding:

Content of your proposed presentation, please contact Stacey Moriarty

The Call for Presentations process, please contact Andrea White</p>

 

 

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Leon Katcharian, NFPA's Director of Certification



 

Certification matters. At NFPA, we understand how important your credibility is to your employers, your peers, and the public you serve. That’s why, as the code and standard developer and publisher, we offer Certification Programs that signify you have the experience, education, and knowledge it takes to handle the responsibilities of your job. Our Certification holders provide evidence of their education and experience by passing a rigorous examination required by NFPA as the certifying body.


 

Use this catalog as a guide to develop your career path.&#0160;Inside this PDF, you’ll find a comprehensive profile of all current NFPA Certification Programs. You’ll learn exactly what steps to take to reach your career goals; the education you’ll need, the experience required, and how to apply for and complete the Certification process. Be sure to share this catalog with colleagues, so everyone in your organization can gain the professional recognition they deserve.


 

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New NFPA Certification Program. We recently launched our second electrical safety certification, the Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) program detailed on page 3. This credential is based on the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition and is specifically designed to meet the requirements of electricians working with electrical power systems. If you work in the electrical field, be sure to take a look at this new certification as well as our existing Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) credential to see if you qualify for entry into these important programs.&#0160;&#0160;


 

Whatever your professional goals, we’re here to assist you along the way. Don’t hesitate to ask us for guidance. Taking exams is now more convenient; in addition to written exams taken before an NFPA-approved proctor, we now offer online examinations at testing centers in over 300 cities in 19 countries.</p>

 

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Do you have knowledge to share? 


Would you like to increase you exposure and visibility in your industry?


Maybe add to your resume and list of achievements?


How would you like a complimentary registration for the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, June 13-16, 2016?


Then we want to hear from you! 


We are seeking the industry's best and brightest to share perspectives, best practices, and case studies at our conference.  So, we invite you to submit a proposal detailing the topic(s) you would like to address.

 

Tracks for the conference include:&#0160;


Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity, Building and Life Safety, Health Care, Loss Control/Prevention, Detection and Notification, Fire Suppression, Codes and Standards, Public Education and Wildland Fire.

Deadline:&#0160;Monday, September 14


 

All proposals must be submitted online:&#0160;Submit Proposal


 

For assistance or questions regarding:


 

&gt; Content of your proposed presentation, please contact&#0160;Stacey Moriarty


 

&gt; The Call for Presentations process, please contact&#0160;Andrea White


 

 

 

BSNSEMR1ZX_160x225Plan your training with NFPA’s 2015-2016 Training Catalog. Download the catalog for a quick reference to the NEW 2016 edition classroom and online training available this fall. New training includes: 2016 NFPA 13: Installation of Sprinkler Systems; 2016 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling; 2016 NFPA 20 and NFPA 350.

As we head into the second half of the year, don’t lose your valuable budget dollars—register now for fall training or any of the NEW 2016 spring dates and locations.  2016 locations include: Houston, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago and more! Earn CEUs and train with the code experts from NFPA. 

Download this single sheet for a quick reference of the full list of classroom training dates and locations:

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We are now accepting proposals for educational presentations at the 2016 NFPA Conference &amp; Expo. We invite you to share your knowledge with your peers as a presenter in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 13-16, 2016. Please complete this application&#0160;by* Monday, September 14, 2015* at 5:00 pm EDT.&#0160;


Topics may include: Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire and Emergency Services, Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity, Building and Life Safety, Health Care, Loss Control/Prevention, Detection and Notification, Fire Suppression, Codes and Standards, Public Education and Wildland Fire.


NFPA will review all presentation proposals. Selections will be made based on quality, relevance, focus, practical application, and on the presenter’s experience and credentials. Submissions emphasizing a specific product or manufacturer will not be considered.


Just a few of the benefits of presenting at NFPA Conference & Expo:


    • Share your knowledge and expertise

    • Increase your exposure and visibility in your industry

    • Add to your resume and your list of achievements

    • Meet valuable contacts and resources for your professional network

    • Receive a complimentary registration to NFPA Conference & Expo


 

If your proposal is accepted, you will be required to submit a handout by May 1, 2016.&#0160;Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be awarded for all education sessions. Submit your proposal now.


For assistance or questions regarding:



Content of your proposed presentation, please&#0160;contact Stacey Moriarty

The call for presentations process, please contact Andrea White</li> </ul>

CEUs If you attended NFPA's Conference & Expo in Chicago this June be sure to keep an eye out for the link you will receive via email so that you can access a record of the CEU (continuing education units) you earned. 

CEU records will be available approximately one month after the conference.

2015 NFPA Conference CEUs are applicable toward the education requirements of many professional boards and licensing organizations. Eligibility and reporting procedures vary; for more information, contact your professional organization. Outlined below are instructions for some of the most popular requests. 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) AIA_Logo

To receive continuing education credit for eligible Education Sessions, complete 2015 AIA Form C-1 and submit to Renee Noonan.

 

BCSPlogoBoard of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo may* qualify for BCSP recertification points. For details, refer to the BCSP Recertification Guide.  To receive continuing education credit for qualifying Education Sessions, complete the Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which you must submit directly to BCSP.  *To qualify for BCSP recertification points, sessions must be safety, health, environmental or fire science related and must be found on the applicable examination blueprints. The exam blueprints can be downloaded at BCSP.org.

FCIAFirestop Contractors International Association (FCIA)

CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo may be applicable to FM 4991 Approved Contractor and UL/ULC Qualified Contractor Program accreditation requirements for the Designated Responsible Individuals. To receive continuing education credit for eligible Education Sessions, complete the Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which you must submit to FM Approvals or UL/ULC during the annual audit.

ICClogoInternational Code Council (ICC)

CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo may qualify for ICC recertification points. Information on renewing certifications can be found in the ICC Renewal Bulletin. To receive continuing education credit for qualifying NFPA C&E Sessions, you will need to log the appropriate information into your ICC account. To receive a Certificate of Attendance (which you should retain for 3 years for ICC auditing purposes), complete the Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan.

NABlogoNational Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)

To receive continuing education credit for eligible Education Sessions, complete the NAB Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which you must submit directly to NAB.

NICETlogoNational Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

To submit CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo for consideration toward NICET requirements, enter the appropriate information in Section B of your NICET CPD log when recertifying. 1 CEU is worth 10 CPD points. NOTE: The training and education that qualifies for NICET Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points toward recertification should advance, broaden, and enhance technical knowledge and job skills of the certification specialty area held by the participant. NICET reserves the right to disallow education/training.

NFCAlogoNational Fireproofing Contractors Association (NFCA)

CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo may be applicable to NFCA accreditation requirements. To receive continuing education credit for eligible Education Sessions, complete the Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which you must submit directly to NFCA.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

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CEUs earned at the 2015 NFPA Conference & Expo may be applicable to continuing education requirements for CESW, CESCP, CFI-I, CFI-II, CFPE, and CFPS recertification. Information regarding specific requirements for each certification and how to report CEUs during the recertification process can be found at nfpa.org/certification. To receive a Certificate of Attendance verifying CEUs earned, complete the Certificate Request Form and submit to Renee Noonan.

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If you weren't able to attend one of the conference sessions or if there is one in particular that you'd like to hear again, the [audio recordings | http://www.fleetwoodonsite.com/index.php?cPath=21_479#.VZLawzh0zcs] of all the education sessions are available for purchase via Fleetwood Media. All of the education sessions were captured live during the conference. 


 

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Alternatively, you may prefer to have all the conference recordings synchronized with the slides and the complete package offers just that -- all in one place.


*Complete NFPA 2015 Conference Recordings *


 

Available on CD-ROM or USB Flash Drive


This package features PowerPoint slides with Synchronized live Audio for selected sessions, and MP3 Audio recordings from all sessions, Plus all available Slides and Handouts.


 

Recorded at the 2015 NFPA Conference &amp; Expo held June 22-25, 2015, in Chicago, IL.


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