• NFPA 1: Protection of parking garages, #FireCodefridays

    This past Monday, February 13, a fire broke out in the Mickey & Friends parking garage at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  The fire was reported to officials prior to 5 p.m. While the exact source of the fire is s...
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  • NFPA’s annual U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report shows 64 on-duty deaths in 2018, continuing five-year trend of fewer than 70 deaths per year

      NFPA released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report today in coordination with a presentation by Rita Fahy, manager of NFPA’s applied research division, at NFPA...
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  • NFPA Urges Conference Attendees to Find Their Role in the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem and Work Together with Each Other to Protect People and Property

    At NFPA’s Conference & Expo in 2018, Jim Pauley introduced attendees to the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, telling them "we have failed to connect the dots. While everyone is so focused on their particula...
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  • Reception and Awards Honor Outstanding Service of National Electrical Code Committee Members

    A reception, dinner, and awards night was held Tuesday night at NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio, meant to congratulate and thank several National Electrical Code committee members for their outstanding servi...
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  • NFPA President Jim Pauley and Chairman of the Board Keith Williams open NFPA Conference & Expo 2019 with Remarks on Making the World Safer at General Session

    It’s always such an exciting time of year when the NFPA Conference & Expo gets kicked off, and this year is no different. Opening General Session typically starts us off, and it’s where we get to hear ...
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  • Stars at Night Awards Dinner Honors Thirteen with the Highest Recognitions Bestowed by NFPA for Significant Time and Effort in Reducing Risk in Our World

    Last night, a very special evening was held here in San Antonio as NFPA Conference & Expo gets underway. The NFPA Board of Directors, our Standards Council and members of the NFPA staff gathered to recognize thirt...
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  • Journal NOW: What is CRR and what's happening at C&E related to CRR?

    Have you ever wondered what community risk reduction, or CRR, is? Well, you're not alone.   "Many different people have many different definitions of community risk reduction," Karen Berard-Reed, a community ris...
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  • NFPA Conference & Expo 2019 kicks off in San Antonio, Texas

    Our attendees have arrived, exhibitors have set up, our presenters are standing by, and we're gearing up to make the next few days as interesting and impactful as possible for the fire and life safety professionals wh...
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  • Sprinkler Protection Guidance for Lithium-Ion Based Energy Storage Systems

    In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the deployment of lithium ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS) in commercial occupancies.  Local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) along with the...
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  • Preview of Fire Code Related Activities at Next Week’s NFPA Conference & Expo, #FireCodefridays

    In Texas, the State Fire Marshal's Office has adopted the 2015 editions of both NFPA 101 and NFPA 1, with some noted exceptions. From their website, “The Life Safety Code® determines the design, constructio...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: Canfield Hotel Fire on 6/9/1946

    On June 9th, 1946 a fire at the Canfield Hotel in Dubuque, Iowa captured national attention when 19 people died and 20 others were injured.   The Canfield Hotel consisted of two buildings: the original four stor...
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  • During Electrical Safety Month, NFPA Introduces Training that Provides First-Hand Look at How to Develop an Electrical Safety Program

    Over the last couple of years, NFPA has been working on the best way to deliver a new kind of NPFA 70E® training. Training that doesn’t just tell you what is in the book but rather, training that gives atte...
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  • Agenda Now Available for this Year's NFPA Technical Meeting in San Antonio

    This year's NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) will be held at the Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, on June 20, 2019, starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Stars at Night Ballroom.  NFPA w...
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  • NFPA lanzó hoy su más reciente certificación y la primera en español, la Certificación de Especialistas en Inspección, Prueba y Mantenimiento de Sistemas de Rociadores (CEIPMSR)

    Cuando los sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua funcionan correctamente, reducen significativamente la probabilidad de pérdida de vida y lesiones en caso de un incendio. Como tal, es cr...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Operation of a light switch and the need for personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Talk about stirring up a hornet nest. A few blogs ago, the most frequently asked question was discussed. That blog concluded by stating: I will only provide one answer in order to ensure protection of your employ...
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  • Journal NOW: In the new NFPA Journal, a look at key changes to the 2020 edition of NFPA 25

      Electric sprinklers, automated inspection and testing, energized controllers, and much more: those are just a few of the topics addressed in a new feature story on the important changes to the 2020 edition of ...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 10

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2018 edition of NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, is being published for public review and comment: proposed TIA No. 1423, re...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 70, proposed TIA No. 1426, referencing 60...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: He Chose The Wrong Door

    From The NFPA Quarterly v.43, no.1, 1949: On Saturday afternoon, June 4, 1949, two employees under the direction of a foreman were unpacking goods in the Montgomery Ward warehouse in San Rafael, California, -- an inno...
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  • #101Wednesdays – Home Fire Sprinkler Week: Protection of One- and Two-Family Dwellings

    Photo by Tom Rumble on Unsplash This week is the NFPA Fire Sprinkler Initiative's (FSI) Home Fire Sprinkler Week. So it's a good time to highlight the requirements in NFPA 101 pertaining to th...
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