• NFPA 1:  Occupancy classification of a building containing marijuana growing or extraction operations, #FireCodefridays

    It’s back! After missing out on a few Fridays, I am happy to be back with a Fire Code Friday post!  The past few weeks have been busy here at NFPA.  I have been working most days preparing the (almost)...
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  • Three Key Changes in the 2020 National Electrical Code That Help Make Kitchens Safer for Families

      If your kitchen is anything like ours, you’ll agree it’s become more of a gathering place for family than our own living rooms. While it may be hard to equate actual statistics to time spent in a ki...
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  • National Preparedness Month Prompts Individuals and Communities to Plan Ahead for Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires During Fall and Winter Months

      It may seem counterintuitive, but the fall season is actually a time when hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfires, and other natural disasters make their impressive mark across many areas of the U.S., often disrup...
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  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Campus Fire Safety Month Raises Important Reminder About Reducing Fire Risk in College Housing

    Every year, the month of September marks the launch of the school year with new classes, new friends, and often new living spaces. This year, however, as communities face unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pan...
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  • 6 Facts about Sprinkler System Corrosion and Steps to Help Minimize its Effects

    Corrosion is a costly problem for sprinkler systems. It can cause leakage which can lead to impaired sprinkler systems, water damage, and eventually replacement of the entire system. This blog looks at  what corr...
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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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  • NEC Online Training Series consistent with the 2020 edition; features grounding, bonding, motors and HVAC equipment

    The way people work and learn has changed considerably in recent years, and particularly, in the months since COVID-19 took hold in the United States. NFPA has been following this trend for years and mobilizing to mee...
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  • As Hurricanes Threaten the Gulf Coast, NFPA Electrical System Resources Help Electricians, First Responders, and Facility Managers Prepare for, Respond to, and Recover from the Storms

      Hurricanes Marco and Laura are fast approaching the Gulf Coast this week and experts are calling their arrival “unprecedented” as the two storms are expected to make landfall within days of each oth...
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  • FPRF Webinar on Time Restricted Eating to Improve Overall Firefighter Health is Now Available

    Firefighters are considered an “at-risk” population for metabolic diseases, yet 75% of fire departments nationwide have not adopted a health and wellness program according to the National Center for Biotec...
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  • Beirut Break Down: Hot Work Safety Can Be Achieved If Safety Procedures Are Followed

    It has been more than two weeks since we first saw footage of the horrific explosions in the Port of Beirut, and in the days since many of us have been wondering how the conditi...
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  • Determining Sprinkler Requirements for High-Rise Buildings

      The summer of 2017 saw a number of deadly high-rise fires, including the Grenfell Tower fire and the Marco Polo fire. While deadly incidents like these are usually the result of a combination of failures, thes...
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  • After 2013 West, Texas, Explosion, Gaps Persist in Ammonium Nitrate Regulations

    With the horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, it is an apt time to revisit the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) report on the 2013 ammonium nitrate (AN) detonation that devastated West, Texas, ki...
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  • NFPA Chemical/Industrial Expert to Discuss Ammonium Nitrate During Latin American Webinar

      Before he rides off into the sunset and begins to enjoy a well-deserved retirement, NFPA Director of Engineering and resident industrial/chemical expert Guy Colonna will conduct a webinar for stakeholders in La...
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  • New NFPA online certification prep programs help professionals get ready for CFPS, CFI-I and CFPE exams

    NFPA has developed three new Learning Path programs to help different stakeholders prepare for certification credentials at their own pace and at the level they deem necessary. Professionals looking to get ready for C...
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  • New NFPA Fact Sheet Provides Guidance to Schools as they Prepare to Re-open

    As schools plan to re-open their doors in the days and weeks ahead, school and local officials are working diligently to implement measures that help minimize exposure to and spread of COVID-19. While much emphasis ha...
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  • 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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  • Matt Klaus Recognized as Person of the Year

    Protecting people and property in the rapidly evolving world of fire and life safety requires leadership, collaboration, vision, and drive. Few embody these virtues more than NFPA’s Matt Klaus, who has been reco...
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  • How Do I Maintain My Smoke Detector?

    So, your building has a smoke detector in it and you are wondering what is required as far as inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) to ensure that it is kept in working order to keep the occupants safe and protec...
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  • Amanda Kimball Selected as SFPE Fellow

    NFPA is proud to announce that Amanda Kimball, executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (the research affiliate of NFPA), has been selected as a fellow at the Society of Fire Protection Engineers ...
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  • Preparing Facilities and their Electrical Systems Ahead of Extreme Weather

    With the height of hurricane season upon us and with nearly 50 active large wildfires currently burning across the U.S., as a facility manager, how prepared is your building for a natural disaster? Whether it’s ...
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