• New NFPA Resource Designed to Help Responders Manage Infection Control Programs During COVID-19

    As COVID-19 continues to steadily spread around the world, infection control has become a critically important topic. EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and law enforcement officers are on the front lines of the coronavi...
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  • PODCAST: The COVID-19 Crisis in Europe

    https://nfpa.libsyn.com/the-covid-19-crisis-in-europe On the NFPA Journal Podcast this week, Pieter Maes, a firefighter EMT at the Brussels fire department in Belgium, talks about the extraordinary steps that ...
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  • Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1502, referencing 356.10(8) of the 2020 edition A...
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  • NFPA Offers Resources for Conducting Remote Video Inspections (RVI) when Access to Buildings is Limited

      While remote video inspection (RVI) is new to many, it can represent an effective alternative to an on-site inspection, enabling one or more parties to remotely perform an inspection of a building or building ...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Putting an Employee’s Life at Unnecessary Risk

    Many people miss the point of providing a workplace that is free of electrical hazards for an employee. The main point of the federal law as well as NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is to not ...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Maintaining Fire Safety in Medical Tents

    With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world, many hospitals and health care organizations are preparing for the need for additional space for treatment, testing, triage, or quarantine. F...
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  • NFPA 1:  How COVID-19 has Highlighted Various Compliance Issues in the Fire Code, #FireCodefridays

      My family and I are here at home finishing up week 2 of our new routine of working at home together and parenting at home together.  We are navigating the challenges of balancing work calls and online mee...
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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and ele...
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  • New NFPA Newsletter Delivers Personalized Content to Readers

    In my recent NFPA Journal columns and in the many engaging conversations I have had with people around the world, I have talked about how NFPA continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse glo...
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  • NFPA Policy Institute and Others Urge Government Officials to Prioritize Responder Access to PPE and COVID-19 Testing

    With Friday’s passage of the CARE Act, over $150 billion will soon be available to help states and municipalities with immediate needs related to the coronavirus. Of these needs, one of the most acute is for per...
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  • Free webinar on “Fuel Load Survey Methodology in Buildings”

    Free webinar on “Fuel Load Survey Methodology in Buildings” When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:30-2:00 pm ET. Presenters: Dr. Negar Elhami-Khorasani, The State University of New York Buffalo, and Dr. Thomas...
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  • Code Revision Highlights to Help (You) Make the Transition to the Latest Edition of the NEC

    As of March 1, 2020, Massachusetts was the only state working off of the newest edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC). However, there are 16 states that have started the process of shifting to the 2020 NE...
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  • The Importance of Safeguarding Site Construction, Alteration, and Demolition during the COVID-19 Pandemic

      On March 16, Boston became the first city in the nation to issue a stop (for two weeks) to its booming construction industry. Shortly after, similar measures were put into place in Pennsylvania, where on March...
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  • The Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute Weighs in On Low Levels of PPE for Responders During COVID-19 Times

      (Meghan Housewright is Director of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute, which supports policymakers around the globe in protecting people and property from fire and other hazards with best practice...
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  • Virtual Outreach: Three Ways to Protect and Serve in Times of Social Distancing

    (A recent example of a fire department using Twitter to engage community members and share safety information during the COVID-19 pandemic.)   Calling all community relations coordinators, life safety educators, ...
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  • NFPA issues guidance to government officials on fire protection and life safety systems regardless of occupancy status

    Given the COVID-19 crisis, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging officials to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems be maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy resid...
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  • 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 3.3.34.3 and A.3.3.34.3 ...
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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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