• Examining the 2020 NEC: A Webinar to Focus on Your Code-Related Questions

    Even with the completion of the 2020 NEC, NFPA continues to receive a lot of great questions regarding the key changes to this edition. That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming w...
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  • Transition in the Refrigeration Industry Will Have an Impact on Emergency Response

      The ongoing push toward sustainability of refrigeration systems requires the adoption of low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to meet the shift in environmental regulations. In 2016, nearly 200 count...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 59A and NFPA 130

    The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Pas...
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  • The Women of NFPA Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day

    National STEM/STEAM Day, celebrated November 8 this year, was established to help students recognize and advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Females at NFPA working in STEM/STEAM ...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Areas of refuge - why, what, and when?

    Why areas of refuge? The Life Safety Code is not an accessibility code. Accessibility for persons with disabilities is addressed by other laws and regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, t...
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  • NFPA 1:  Addressing two-way radio communication enhancement systems, #FireCodefridays

      Does anyone else feel like 2019 is flying by, or is it just me?  Here we are the first day of November, fire inspectors have had a busy few months inspecting haunted houses, corn mazes, carnivals, and ot...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Signs of Weakness in a Safety Culture

        Electrical safety in the workplace is not as clear cut as many would like. It would be easier if boxes could be checked and safety would be achieved. However, a detailed step-by-step checklist is no...
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  • Changing of the guard at the Fire Protection Research Foundation

    Amanda Kimball has been named executive director of the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation). The eight-year veteran of the independent, non-profit research affiliate of the National Fire Protecti...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Take responsibility for your own safety

      Wherever there is electrical energy there is a potential for an exposure to an electrical hazard. What makes a work environment safe from electrical hazards? For that matter, who makes sure that you are not ex...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Options for Compliance

    Many people who work with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, or any other building or life safety code, can understand finding themselves in a Goldilocks scenario, where the prescriptive requirements in the code ju...
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  • NFPA 1: Where are portable fire extinguishers required? #FireCodefridays

    I don't find March too appealing. It's a long, cold month. Today it has barely reached 32 degrees with a balmy windchill of 22 degrees here in Quincy, MA.  Last week us New Englanders were soaking up the sun and ...
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  • NFPA 1: Location and placement requirements for portable fire extinguishers, #FireCodefridays

    Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Brian O'Connor, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Brian for his contribution to...
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  • NFPA receives AFG to develop free public safety drone compliance program for the fire service

      NFPA is developing a free public safety drone compliance program with immersive training and a searchable knowledgebase - thanks to a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from FEMA. Fire departments are increasi...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: The Biography of Sparky® the Fire Dog

    Sparky the Fire Dog was created for the NFPA in 1951 and has been the organization’s official mascot and spokesdog ever since. He is a widely recognized fire safety icon who is beloved by children and adults ali...
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  • NFPA Standards Council receives request from U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop new standard for community-based response to drug overdoses (CReDO)

      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent a New Project Initiation Request to the NFPA Standards Council asking for the development of an ANSI-accredited standard for community-based response to d...
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  • Spooky Spaces – Staying Safe at Halloween Attractions

    If you’re looking for some creepy ambience, a tricky puzzle, or just a good old fright, you might find yourself at what NFPA 101, Life Safety Code refers to as a special amusement building. Most commonly these a...
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  • Participate in the Development of an NFPA Standard by submitting a Public Input

    One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process that encourages public participation in the development of its standards. A great w...
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  • Research Foundation Set to Study the Economic and Emotional Impact of Active Shooter/Hostile Events

    The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA is overseeing a two-year project on the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event – thanks to Fire Prevention a...
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  • Errata issued on NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, 2020 edition

    NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®: NFPA 70, Errata 70-20-1, referencing 700.16(B) of the 2020 edition, issued on October 10, 2019 An errata is a correction iss...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: Sparky Says “Clean Up!”

    Over the years Sparky the Fire Dog has had many looks and messages. The constant has been his devotion to fire safety and fire prevention. This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the year 1973 and Sparky...
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