• #TBT From The NFPA Archives: A Well Installed “Ham Shack”, circa 1920

    CQ CQ CQ… This is KB1JOY. Welcome back for another installment of our Throwback Thursday blog! As part of our National Electrical Safety Month coverage, the NFPA Research Library & Archives thought we would...
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  • Journal NOW: Learn about the proposed code changes for the 2020 NEC

          The 2019 technical meeting at the NFPA Conference & Expo is just around the corner, on June 20, and chief among the documents slated for review is the 2020 edition of NFPA 70®, Natio...
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  • Live burn at NFPA headquarters showcases the power of home fire sprinklers

    An unsprinklered room reaches flashover in less than two minutes.   If you have a fire in your home today you are more likely to die than you were in 1980. Home fire sprinklers can significantly cut fire risks a...
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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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  • 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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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Second Draft Meeting

    You are reading this blog so you must be concerned with electrical safety in the workplace. Did you submit a public input to NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® last ye...
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  • National EMS Week 2019 - Beyond the Call

    President Trump has declared the week of May 19-25, 2019 National EMS Week.  The theme for this year’s week is “EMS Strong: Beyond the Call.” Those words convey an incredibly powerful message ab...
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  • Staying Current with Electrical Technology? Get Back on Track at NFPA’s Conference & Expo!

    The electrical world is changing, are you keeping up? As demand for high-performance smart buildings increases, the solutions needed to support that demand are evolving.  NFPA and our community of experienced pro...
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  • Journal NOW: Prioritizing Responder Roadside Safety

        On May 12, Atlanta firefighter Sgt. Darrow Harden lost one leg and had his other mangled when he was struck by a vehicle stepping out of his fire truck to assist at a roadside crash. The accident, which...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: Repair, Replace or Report!

    May is National Electrical Safety Month and we are excited to have the opportunity to share some of the safety messaging NFPA has distributed throughout its lengthy history.     This week we are have a clas...
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  • National Electrical Safety Month: 4 Key Steps to Reduce Electrical Hazards in a Flooded Basement

    May is National Electrical Safety Month and the theme this year is “Electrical Safety During Natural Disasters.” While this event is sponsored by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi), still so...
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  • Journal NOW: Upstate New York blaze illustrates need for film and TV set fire safety

    In March 2018, a fire on the set of the movie "Motherless Brooklyn," in Harlem, New York City, left one firefighter dead. (Newscom)  Last week, a fire in the upstate New York town of Ellenville destroyed ...
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  • #101Wednesdays:  Who is an AHJ and what is their role?

    Photo Credit: By Bill Dickinson (websites [2][3]) - [1], CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14815966   Generally when people walk into a building, they assume that the building will pr...
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  • #101Wednesdays: What Life Safety Lessons can be Learned from the Notre Dame Catastrophe?

    Photo Credit: Associated Press/Thierry Mallet It’s been a little over a week since I watched Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burn on live TV. In addition to my responsibility for the Life Safety Code at ...
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  • Designers, installers and AHJs: What you need to know about changes to NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code

    In a recent webinar, industry expert and fire protection engineer, Merton Bunker, discussed significant ways NFPA 72 has changed and why. The information provides not only a great way for you to learn about the change...
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  • Notre Dame Cathedral fire reflects challenges of protecting historic buildings from fire

      I just returned from Paris this past Saturday after a week of meetings with the ISO committee that deals with Sustainable Cities and Communities.  Part of the goal of this committee is to look at a range ...
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  • In the new NFPA Journal, a preview of high-profile topics from the upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo

      Energy storage systems, community risk reduction, and important changes to the 2020 editions of NFPA 25 and the NEC—those are just some of the highlights of the new May/June NFPA Journal, which previews t...
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  • Grill with safety in mind this Memorial Day weekend and beyond: May through July are the leading months for home grilling fires

      Often considered the unofficial kick-off to summer, Memorial Day weekend includes lots of celebrations featuring cookouts and barbeques. But it also means the increased risk of grilling fires, as May is among ...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 51B, NFPA 101, NFPA 1992, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 5000

    The following nine proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 51B, Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work;  NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®; NFPA ...
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  • NFPA 58: A Preview of Proposed Changes for 2020

    Some significant changes are on the horizon for NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code. Although the changes that have been proposed so far in the code development process are not groundbreaking, they are worthy of you...
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