• Free Webinar on “Using Data to Inform Crowd Management”

    Crowd management has been a long-standing life safety challenge for both fire-related and non-fire emergencies in assembly occupancies. The lack of data-informed situational awareness to identify rapid changes in crow...
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  • Overhead Powerline Safety the Subject of the Third Video of Faces of Fire Electrical Hazard Awareness Campaign 

    In late September, NFPA and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors announced the rollout of the first two videos of a new campaign series entitled, Faces of Fire/Electrical, which features personal stories of people i...
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  • Bookmarks and MyLiNK Features Highlighted in Second Installation of NFPA LiNK Video Series

    Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real ...
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  • International Fire Safety Journal Shines Spotlight on NFPA Innovation

    As the premier organization dedicated to eliminating fire and related risks to life and property, NFPA consistently approaches safety with an ambitious, dynamic lens. After nearly 125 years of helping to reduce loss i...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: What Makes Someone an Authority Having Jurisdiction.

    The concept of an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) has been in safety standards for a very long time. It is important that the persons using a standard understand what is required in order to determine compliance w...
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  • The Beat Goes On With Building Under Construction Fires

    Photo: Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48   In my five years of writing blogs and other content at NFPA, there have been some themes and issues that have persistently bubbled up. One of them is bui...
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  • Building & Life Safety: How Do I Apply the Provisions for Rehabilitation to Work at My Building?

      An outdated and stained floor covering requires update and replacement, a new office tenant requests a reconfigured office space, a new commercial stove and oven is needed for a cafeteria, or a hotel guest roo...
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  • Inquiring minds want to know which NFPA Emergency Response and Responder Safety standards will be consolidated and when - here’s the plan as of today

          The standards above are slated to be consolidated into one overarching document in Phase 1 of the consolidation effort.   Two months ago, it was announced that the NFPA Standards C...
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  •    Fire Protection Research Foundation to Study Fire Investigator PPE and the Transition to Fluorine Free Foam Technology  

      The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA, has received two FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFGs) to study the effectiveness of fire investigator personal protective equipme...
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  • Nearly 62 Years After the Our Lady of the Angels School Fire, a New State of the Art Sprinkler System is Installed at the Site

      News outlets report that the former Our Lady of the Angels school building, located on the site of a historic Chicago fire that killed 95 people, has been outfitted with a new automatic sprinkler system.  ...
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  • Airport Terminal Windows, More Than Just A Pretty View

      During this era of Covid spending time at airports seems like a distant memory. Looking out those large  windows onto the apron, which is where aircraft are parked, you can see several fire protection mea...
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  • Download the NFPA Fire Extinguisher Fact Sheet to Determine If You Are Meeting Occupancy Requirements

    With businesses pivoting to meet different building configurations due to COVID, it is a good time to revisit fire extinguisher location and type requirements to ensure that you are compliant with what code officials ...
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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 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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  • New Video Series Showcases Features of NFPA LiNK Digital Platform

    Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real ...
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  • Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, is Officially Here: Use Our Resources to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” in Your Community!

    Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, is officially here! This year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” is important on multiple fronts: Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire i...
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  • 8 Tips for Restaurant Facility Managers during Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen FPW Campaign

    Restaurant facility professionals are charged with protecting their spaces from a potential fire by complying with the minimum fire safety requirements adopted by the local jurisdiction. A 2017 NFPA Research reported ...
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  • NFPA Headquarters Turns Red to Honor Fallen Firefighters

      The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) headquarters in Massachusetts looks a little different this week as it is lit in red as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) Light the Nigh...
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  • New 2021 NFPA 70E Fact Sheet Highlights Key Elements of this Important Electrical Safety Standard

    The risks of shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast are a significant health and safety concern in the workplace. Many electrical incidents could have been (and can be) prevented through compliance with the la...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Why NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace Does Not Include Incident Energy Calculations.

    I often get questions on which standard, equation or computer program should be used to calculate the incident energy when the incident energy analysis method is used. Some argue that the information should be in NFPA...
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