• Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1503, referencing and A. ...
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  • Don't Compromise Fire Safety While Responding to Coronavirus: Keep Fire Doors Operable

    As incidents of the coronavirus have continued to climb in the U.S., you’d be hard-pressed to get through the past couple of weeks without hearing reports of its spread. All of this is understandably generating ...
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  • New NFPA Journal Podcast details implications of coronavirus health care surge

    The challenges of medical surge related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is the topic of a new NFPA Journal Podcast out now. Listen to the entire 45-minute, special-edition episode online now. Or download it wherever...
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  • Not Surprisingly, First Responders are Responding to Changes in a COVID-19 World

      “We have an obligation to the customers we serve … But we also have to protect our members because, if we don’t protect them, who’s going to answer the call for 911?” Phoenix Fir...
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  • Errata issued on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, and NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code

    The following errata on NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®: and NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; was issued on March 10, 2020:   N...
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  • As the Public Continues to Stay Put in Response to COVID-19, the Potential for Home Cooking Fires Increases

      The public at large has been urged to stay at home, restaurants and bars are closed, and grocery stores are working diligently to keep shelves stocked. All this points to a lot more cooking in homes than usual...
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  • COVID-19 Provides Opportunity for Elevating Your Community Risk Reduction Efforts

      In these uncertain times… I cannot count the number of times I have heard or read this phrase over the past week. Amid this COVID-19 pandemic, our world is in crisis. We face unbelievable challenges i...
    created by kbreed
  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 13, NFPA 1006, NFPA 1192, and NFPA 1851

    The following four proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems; NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications; NFPA 119...
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  • With COVID-19 Gripping the Globe, NFPA Offers Resources for Emergency Planning, First Responder Precautions, and Fire, Life, and Electrical Safety

      As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governm...
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  • Organizational Planning Tips for Pandemic Preparedness

    The growth and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection around the world has everyone on edge. Businesses, schools, and healthcare institutions are all breaking out their pandemic plans from H1N1 in 2009 or, if ...
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  • Submit a Nomination for a Home Fire Safety Advocate for the NFPA/HFSC Bringing Fire Safety Home Award

    Do you know someone with a passion for home fire safety? Is this person a huge proponent for home fire sprinklers? If so, you can celebrate his/her work with a formal award.    NFPA and the Home Fire Sp...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: A Host Employer Has Some Responsibility for the Safety of a Contract Employee

    I have written a few blogs about host and contractor employer responsibilities. Over the past year, I have pointed out many times that  NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has minimum issues...
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  • Examining the Power of Electrical Safety Training

    In October 2019, a construction worker at a residential project in New Jersey was electrocuted and killed when scaffolding touched a high-tension power line. That same month, a worker at a construction site in Marylan...
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  • Do You Know the Difference Between Life Safety Drills and Exercises?

    Recently, two teachers’ unions joined forces with Everytown USA, a gun violence prevention advocacy group. They released a position statement against active shooter exercises, featuring realistic simulations, in...
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  • NFPA to expand content for Spanish-speaking audiences

      In an effort to reach more people across the globe with fire, life and electrical safety information, NFPA is expanding its digital delivery of content for Spanish-speaking audiences.   Beginning this ye...
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  • 2020 NFPA Standards Directory available for free download

    The 2020 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The directory contains standards development information, including: an overview of the standards development process; the Regulations Governing the...
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  • Request for Proposals are now open for three FPRF research projects

    Request for Proposals are now open for three Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) research projects.   First Responder Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) Operations Training: Baseline Materials & Usa...
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  • 10 Key Steps to Help Jump Start an Electrical Safety Program

    A well-developed safety program, in this case an electrical safety program (ESP), is crucial for protecting the most important part of any corporation; employees. The ESP must involve all levels of employees in order ...
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  • Despite relatively small numbers, more women are assuming leadership roles in the US fire service

    It will come as no surprise to women in the fire service but the number of female firefighters in the U.S. remains relatively low, according to the most recent U.S. Fire Department Profile from NFPA. The newest data w...
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  • Spotlight on Technology and Today's Electrical Industry

      It’s no secret that technology today is evolving at the speed of the electrons that power it. Gadgets, gismos, and doohickeys are continuously being updated to make our lives more convenient, more effici...
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