• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is here!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This video was designed with messages for adult audiences, not children.   Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is officially here, and we’re encouraging all fire departments and safety...
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  • #TBT From The NFPA Archives: Meet Sparky the Fire Dog (circa 1952)

    Happy Fire Prevention Month everyone! Let’s spend some time getting to know one of our favorite characters and look back at some of Sparky the Fire Dog’s appearances through history.   Pictured h...
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  • Could the US handle a tanker fire like the one in South Korea?

    Over the weekend, an explosion and fire aboard the Stolt Groenland, a 25,000-tonne, Cayman Island–flagged oil tanker, left 10 people injured, one of them critically, Reuters recently reported. The blast and...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 70 and NFPA 1851

    The following three proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, and NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fi...
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  • Fire Prevention Week is fast-approaching! As speed of today’s home fires accelerates, NFPA focuses on home escape planning and practice

      Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, is just around the corner! This year’s campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”, works to better educate the public about th...
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  • Breeching Valves – Should They be Used in Sprinkler Systems?

    What on earth is a breeching valve? A breeching valve, also known as a safety shutoff valve or excess flow valve, monitors pressure and flow in a system. Upon seeing excessive flow, the valve will automatically clos...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Occupant safety in animal housing facilities and the 2018 Life Safety Code

    In what seems like a continuous string of tragedies (earthquakes in Mexico; hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean; and the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting), Northern California is now in the grip of devastati...
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