• Get a Sneak Peak of the “Search” Feature Highlighted in Fourth Installment of NFPA LiNK Digital Platform Video Series

    A few weeks ago, NFPA introduced a new blog series that explains some of the features and functionalities of NFPA LiNK, the Association’s newest digital platform that will deliver NFPA codes and standards, exper...
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  • Guide to Fire Extinguisher Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

    Portable fire extinguishers are often times our first line of defense against small fires and chances are you aren’t too far from one right now. Like any lifesaving equipment you want to ensure that it is operab...
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  • New Addition to NFPA LiNK Digital Reference Tool: NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

    NFPA has announced the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace as the latest addition to  NFPA LiNK, the Association’s new information delivery platform that will incl...
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  • NFPA Receives DOE Award to Further Safe Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Community Preparedness

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has received an award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help communities prepare for electric vehicle (EV) growth in the U.S. NFPA will oversee the three-year ...
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  • Ruminating About Research

    This infographic is also available in Spanish at www.nfpa.org/foundation   I recently sat in on an information-sharing session called Coffee Time at NFPA. Coffee Times are conducted (internally, but virtually the...
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  • How are NFPA Standards Keeping Pace with Innovation?

    As National Cybersecurity Awareness Monthwinds down, it's a great time to look at the ways that NFPA codes and standards are addressing digital transformation and the byproduct of these solutions – the data...
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  • NFPA’s Matt Klaus to Moderate Panel on Considerations for Warehouse Fire Safety during November 4 Webinar

    This blog was updated on 10/27   The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host a Considerations for Warehouse Fire Safety webinar on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) for contractors, in...
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  • Electrical “Cycle of Safety” Keeps People and Property Protected in an Electrified World

    We are often asked this question: if you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? Personally, I think a present-day dinner conversation with Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and other pioneers of electricity would ...
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  • NFPA DiRECT Situational Navigation the Subject of Latest NFPA LiNK Digital Platform Video Series

    As you may know, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK last month. It’s an exciting new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners like you who need to better...
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  • Ensuring the Operation of Your Fire Alarm System During Loss of Primary Power

    We rely on a fire alarm system to constantly monitor for hazardous conditions (such as fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, and even combustible and toxic vapors) within a building, and notify the occupants so they can exit ...
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  • Ammonium Nitrate Considerations and Safety Requirements for AHJs, Facility Managers and Building Owners

                              NFPA has released a new fact sheet in English and Spanish to help clear up misconceptions about ammonium nitrate dangers. The...
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  • Complying with the Life Safety Code: There’s More to It Than You Think

      I know I'm not the only one who walks into a building and immediately starts looking around to see what kind of life safety features a building has. When I’m looking around, I’m usually comparing w...
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  • NFPA’s new “Outdoor Heater Safety” fact sheet provides guidelines for safe use of portable outdoor heaters at restaurants, schools, offices and other spaces

    Many restaurants, schools, offices, and other businesses have been using outdoor spaces to run and stay open amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with portable outdoor heaters increasingly being used to reduce the chill as t...
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  • NFPA, Research Foundation and NIOSH sign MOU related to PPE, firefighter equipment and standards development

    NFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation have signed an updated MOU to collaborate with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on activities related to emergency responder PPE, as we...
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  • Free Webinar on “Using Data to Inform Crowd Management”

    Crowd management has been a long-standing life safety challenge for both fire-related and non-fire emergencies in assembly occupancies. The lack of data-informed situational awareness to identify rapid changes in crow...
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  • Overhead Powerline Safety the Subject of the Third Video of Faces of Fire Electrical Hazard Awareness Campaign 

    In late September, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two videos of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people i...
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  • Bookmarks and MyLiNK Features Highlighted in Second Installation of NFPA LiNK Video Series

    Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real ...
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  • International Fire Safety Journal Shines Spotlight on NFPA Innovation

    As the premier organization dedicated to eliminating fire and related risks to life and property, NFPA consistently approaches safety with an ambitious, dynamic lens. After nearly 125 years of helping to reduce loss i...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: What Makes Someone an Authority Having Jurisdiction.

    The concept of an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) has been in safety standards for a very long time. It is important that the persons using a standard understand what is required in order to determine compliance w...
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  • The Beat Goes On With Building Under Construction Fires

    Photo: Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48   In my five years of writing blogs and other content at NFPA, there have been some themes and issues that have persistently bubbled up. One of them is bui...
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