• 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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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Electrical Contact Fatalities

    With the number of electrical contact fatalities in the workplace being relatively flat since 2012 (average 146 fatalities with a range of 134 to 156), I decided to look into what the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ...
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  • Errata issued on NFPA 1, Fire Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

    NFPA has issued the following errata on November 26, 2019 for the 2018 editions of NFPA 1, Fire Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code:   NFPA 1, Errata 1-18-1, referencing 2.2, 2.4, 3.3.117, G....
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 1500

    The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) on the 2018 and proposed 2021 editions to NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, are being published fo...
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  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, accepting Public Input for Annual 2022 revision cycle

    NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, is accepting public input for the Annual 2022 revision cycle (2023 edition).   To submit public input through NFPA's online submission system, go directly to the NF...
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  • AUBE '20/SUPDET® 2020 call for papers issued

    A call for papers has been issued for AUBE ‘20/SUPDET 2020, a joint conference of the 17th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE ’20) and the Suppression, Detection and Signaling Resea...
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  • Free webinar on “The Magnitude and Cost of Firefighter Injuries in the United States”

    "The Magnitude and Cost of Firefighter Injuries in the U.S." is an upcoming, free webinar that will present the results of work by NFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation on the extent, economic cost, and cau...
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  • Errata issued on NFPA 101 and NFPA 1851

    NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code; and the 2020 edition of NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire ...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Being Honest with Yourself about Electrical Safety Training

    Reply to this statement if you are capable of being truthful to yourself. I have always followed my electrical safety training. Unfortunately, for majority of us, the honest answer is no, I have not always f...
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