• 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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  • #101Wednesdays: Winter Weather Brings Carbon Monoxide Danger

    Winter doesn’t officially start for another couple weeks, but looking out the window here in New England and many other parts of the country tells a different story. Snow is covering the ground, and each additio...
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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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  • More Than Three Times as Many Home Cooking Fires Occur on Thanksgiving Day: Prepare Accordingly to Make It a Festive, Fire-free Holiday!

      When I host Thanksgiving, it’s a whirlwind. I’ve got multiple dishes to prepare in a very short window of time; I want my house to look welcoming, festive, and clean; and at some point (usually abo...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Vertical opening protection in NFPA 101

    Protection of vertical openings is a subject about which we receive a fair number of questions here at NFPA. In general, floors need to provide a smoke-resistant barrier between stories in a building to prevent smoke ...
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  • Examining the 2020 NEC: A Webinar to Focus on Your Code-Related Questions

    Even with the completion of the 2020 NEC, NFPA continues to receive a lot of great questions regarding the key changes to this edition. That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming w...
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  • Transition in the Refrigeration Industry Will Have an Impact on Emergency Response

      The ongoing push toward sustainability of refrigeration systems requires the adoption of low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to meet the shift in environmental regulations. In 2016, nearly 200 count...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendments to NFPA 59A and NFPA 130

    The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Pas...
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  • The Women of NFPA Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day

    National STEM/STEAM Day, celebrated November 8 this year, was established to help students recognize and advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Females at NFPA working in STEM/STEAM ...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Areas of refuge - why, what, and when?

    Why areas of refuge? The Life Safety Code is not an accessibility code. Accessibility for persons with disabilities is addressed by other laws and regulations, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, t...
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  • NFPA 1:  Addressing two-way radio communication enhancement systems, #FireCodefridays

      Does anyone else feel like 2019 is flying by, or is it just me?  Here we are the first day of November, fire inspectors have had a busy few months inspecting haunted houses, corn mazes, carnivals, and ot...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Signs of Weakness in a Safety Culture

        Electrical safety in the workplace is not as clear cut as many would like. It would be easier if boxes could be checked and safety would be achieved. However, a detailed step-by-step checklist is no...
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