• New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available

    The Second Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2020 revision cycle are available with a deadline to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) of August 27, 2020.   These proposed NFPA Standard...
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  • #101Wednesdays: NFPA 101 and hazardous areas

    You’ll sometimes hear users of the Life Safety Code refer to hazardous areas, protection from hazards, special hazards, and other variations on the same theme. So what exactly is a hazardous area and what s...
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  • Fire Protection Research Foundation Project - Female Firefighter PPE Survey Opportunity

      Structural and wildland firefighting turnout suits are primarily developed for the male firefighter, despite the growing number of women firefighters in the fire protection community. Studies have shown that w...
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  • Arizona ESS Explosion Investigation and Line of Duty Injury Reports Now Available

    Two reports from the Surprise, Arizona Energy Storage System (ESS) explosion that occurred in April, 2019 were published this week.  One report, titled, “Four Firefighters Injured In Lithium-Ion Battery Ene...
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  • Where Do Fire Alarm Control Units Need to be Located?

    A question that we receive from time to time involves the location of fire alarm control units (FACU). This question typically comes in as someone asking if NFPA 72, Fire Alarm and Signaling Code specifies the lo...
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  • Fire Protection Research Foundation 2020 Semi-Annual Activity Summary

    This is a semi-annual update on Fire Protection Research Foundation activities. Although we may not be running into you at meetings and conferences these days, or seeing you at NFPA Headquarters - our team remains foc...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agriculture and Food Processing Facilities, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) to NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities; and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code; ar...
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  • Many Factors to Consider When Providing Access to Roofs with a Photovoltaic System Installed

    The use of renewable energy is on the rise and one popular source is photovoltaics (PV). Section 11.12 in the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code covers everything related to PV installations from marking to rapid shutd...
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  • Recent Fires at Residential Occupancies under Construction Reinforce Critical Importance of NFPA 241

    Townhouse complex fire in Reno, NV - Photo courtesy of Reno Gazette Journal   Two massive fires in the last ten days occurred at residential complexes under construction, reinforcing the critical importance of f...
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  • NFPA’s new fact sheet addresses critical fire protection and life safety considerations for safe usage of tents

      UPDATE: Last month, I posted a blog (see below) that addressed fire and life safety considerations for restaurants and other businesses using tents to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a follow-up to that ...
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  • The Next Generation of Fire and Life Safety Information – the News You’ve Been Waiting for from NFPA

    On Tuesday, August 4th, NFPA will celebrate a new milestone in its long, storied history.   Over the last century-plus, a wide range of stakeholders have turned to NFPA codes and standards to do their jobs effic...
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  • New Fact Sheet Highlights Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance

      For those of us who utilize NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, on a regular basis, we know the importance ...
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  • Damage from Kitchen Fire Controlled Thanks to Residential Fire Sprinkler System

    Damage from a kitchen fire in a Virginia apartment was limited thanks to the help of an automatic sprinkler system. According to a report in the Loudoun News, the fire was extinguished before the fire department arriv...
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  • Suspended or Floor Mounted Vertical Obstructions – NFPA 13

    There are many different requirements for obstruction in NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems  based on the type of sprinkler being used as well as the distance, type, and size of the o...
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  • New video, NFPA Journal story detail future of crowd monitoring technology

    With COVID-19 still gripping the world, it may be a while before you find yourself in a large crowd. But when that day comes, perhaps you'll be under the watchful eye of new crowd monitoring technology.    ...
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  • New Grounding & Bonding Fact Sheet Focuses on Proper Application of Article 250 of the NEC

      For those of us that employ NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) on a regular basis we understand the importance the NEC plays when it comes to the installation of safe electrical systems. In the early page...
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  • Free webinar on “Time-Restricted Eating for Improving Overall Health and Sleep Among Firefighters"

      Firefighters encounter continual disruptions to their eating and sleeping patterns (circadian rhythm) due to the nature of their work. This can compromise their metabolic fitness and lead them to be considered...
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  • New Electrical Training Courses Offer Unique Interactive Learning Opportunity in a Virtual Environment

    Skilled professionals need continuing education, whether they are on the front lines or at home during this current coronavirus pandemic, especially as many states are shifting to the new edition of the NEC. This need...
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  • Electric Vehicles and Marinas: 2020 NEC Revisions Help Users Better Comply with Ever-Changing Electrical Landscape

    While the 2020 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, was published last fall, July tends to be when states shift to the latest edition. This delay between when the code is published and when it is actuall...
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