• 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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  • Halting Halloween Hazards

    Halloween has become a hugely popular time for fun and festivities, but with it comes the potential for a variety of fire hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages everyone to take these simp...
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  • Research-Based Short Message Creation Tool for Wildfire Emergencies at SUPDET® 2019

    Wildfires continue to be a problem in the United States and abroad. According to the California Department of Insurance, the Camp Fire of November 2018 cost somewhere in the vicinity of $8.5 billion in property loss a...
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  • Patients, Practitioners, and Policy Makers - Are You Doing Enough to Ensure Home Medical Equipment Is Functioning During Power Outages?

      As so often is the case when you work in building and life safety, and strive to bring attention to potential hazards, a tragic incident has occurred to underscore the concerns and opportunities noted in this ...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: 1979 Sparky FPW Poster

    Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health o...
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  • Winter is Coming – How Will Your Sprinkler System Survive?

    According to the Farmers Almanac, this winter will be freezing, frigid and frosty with wide temperature swings reminiscent of a Polar Coaster. Here’s how you can prepare your building’s fire protection sys...
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  • NFPA 1: Proper Use and Location of Grills and Other Cooking Equipment, #FireCodefridays

    Are you responsible for enforcing apartment buildings where residents want to use grills?  Have you been faced with landlords or condo associations who are seeking education on the risk of grills and cooking appl...
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  • Free webinar on “WUI-NITY: a platform for the simulation of wildland-urban interface fire evacuation”

    Fires in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, such as large community evacuation, property losses social disruption, short- and long-term damage to infrastructure, injuries...
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