• Got ITM Data? We need your help!

      Calling all fire protection professionals! Are you an expert in inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection equipment? Do you manage ITM data activities and reports at a facility? Are you an in...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Since multiple-occupancy buildings lead to multiple questions and interpretations, who’s right?

    Image: Wikimedia Commons Over the 20+ years I’ve been working with  NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, the concept of multiple-occupancy buildings hasn’t been all that controversial. In fact, I’d go so...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Winter Weather Brings Carbon Monoxide Danger

    Winter doesn’t officially start for another couple weeks, but looking out the window here in New England and many other parts of the country tells a different story. Snow is covering the ground, and each additio...
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  • NFPA’s Lorraine Carli named to National Fallen Firefighter Foundation Board of Directors

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) recently announced the appointment of new members to their Board of Directors including the addition of Lorraine Carli, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) vi...
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  • New year, new decade, new threats – what do you know about the flammability and toxicity risks associated with new refrigerants?

      The hazards that firefighters face on the job continue to expand. In recent years, responders have been asked to learn more about handling incidents involving energy storage systems (ESS), alternative fuel veh...
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  • Recent Massachusetts House Fire Underscores Need for Home Fire Sprinklers in New Homes

    Almost every day in the news, we read about (another) house fire. Families, first responders, communities severely affected. Homes damaged or completely destroyed. Last year, unfortunately, was no different. In partic...
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  • Now is the time: Learn how homes and communities can be designed to resist wildfire

    After the past few years of wildfire losses, learning about safer design and construction could not be more timely. NFPA and Green Builder Media proudly announce our latest collaboration, Enough is Enou...
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  • NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Now Available in New PowerPoint Deck

    With a new year upon us now, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s been happening in the fire and life safety world, how far we’ve come, and just how much more we have to do to help keep people and p...
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  • A sobering reminder from Australia of the costs of wildfires

    With all the wildfire news emanating from Australia this week, it’s easy to view the events through the perspective of area burned, structures lost, fuel loading, states of emergency, and evacuation protocols.&#...
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  • NFPA 1: The importance of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem heading into 2020 and why our fire code is critical to its success.

    Fire doesn’t take vacation over the holidays, it doesn’t care where we live, how we celebrate, or the new decade ahead.  In fact, it didn’t take long before fire made headlines news in 2020....
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  • Play it safe and send your Christmas tree packing: Nearly one-third of Christmas tree fires occur in January

      If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, hopefully this fact will motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occurs in January. Chris...
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  • Year in Review: NFPA Journal staff picks and most-viewed articles from 2019

    As 2019 comes to a close, the NFPA Journal editorial staff has each chosen his favorite articles from the past year. From a moving piece on violence against EMS workers that warranted an angry...
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  • #101Wednesdays: The 2019 Life Safety Year (and Decade) In Review

    As 2019 and the 2010s draw to a close, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments as a fire protection and life safety community in reducing loss of life from fire and similar emergencies. It̵...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

    The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code; and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, are being published for public review and comment: NFPA 58, propose...
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  • The Holiday Season Presents Increased Fire Risks Due to Multiple Factors

    Glittering decorations, holiday meals and treats, enjoying the warmth of home on a wintry day – these are hallmarks of the holiday season. However, these traditions and festivities also present an increased risk...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Means of Egress in Health Care Suites

    At NFPA, we receive a lot of questions about health care occupancies. In particular, one area that I receive frequent questions about is the application of means of egress requirements in health care suites. To unders...
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  • Open Request for Proposals for “Cybersecurity of Fire Protection Systems”

      Fire protection systems are increasingly networked to Building Control Systems (BCS), Internet of Things (IoT), and other platforms that are, by design or oversight, exposed to the public-facing Internet. This...
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  • Czech hospital shooting highlights occupancy risk, need for preparation

    A view from inside a waiting room at University Hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, where Tuesday morning a gunman killed six people in the country's deadliest mass shooting since 2015. Image Capture: ...
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  • Research Foundation completes project on topic of maintaining proficiencies within the fire service

    Lately there has been discussion about the topic of recertification in the fire service in some industry publications, and there seems to be some confusion or misperceptions about our recent activity. Here is the hist...
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  • Public Inputs Received on NFPA 1000 Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems to Be Taken up at January Meeting

    NFPA 1000 Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems has just begun the next revision cycle. Several Public Inputs (recommended changes) were submitted for the next e...
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