• Many Factors to Consider When Providing Access to Roofs with a Photovoltaic System Installed

    The use of renewable energy is on the rise and one popular source is photovoltaics (PV). Section 11.12 in the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code covers everything related to PV installations from marking to rapid shutd...
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  • Recent Fires at Residential Occupancies under Construction Reinforce Critical Importance of NFPA 241

    Townhouse complex fire in Reno, NV - Photo courtesy of Reno Gazette Journal   Two massive fires in the last ten days occurred at residential complexes under construction, reinforcing the critical importance of f...
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  • NFPA’s new fact sheet addresses critical fire protection and life safety considerations for safe usage of tents

      UPDATE: Last month, I posted a blog (see below) that addressed fire and life safety considerations for restaurants and other businesses using tents to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As a follow-up to that ...
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  • The Next Generation of Fire and Life Safety Information – the News You’ve Been Waiting for from NFPA

    On Tuesday, August 4th, NFPA will celebrate a new milestone in its long, storied history.   Over the last century-plus, a wide range of stakeholders have turned to NFPA codes and standards to do their jobs effic...
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  • New Fact Sheet Highlights Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance

      For those of us who utilize NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, on a regular basis, we know the importance ...
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  • Damage from Kitchen Fire Controlled Thanks to Residential Fire Sprinkler System

    Damage from a kitchen fire in a Virginia apartment was limited thanks to the help of an automatic sprinkler system. According to a report in the Loudoun News, the fire was extinguished before the fire department arriv...
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  • Suspended or Floor Mounted Vertical Obstructions – NFPA 13

    There are many different requirements for obstruction in NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems  based on the type of sprinkler being used as well as the distance, type, and size of the o...
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  • New video, NFPA Journal story detail future of crowd monitoring technology

    With COVID-19 still gripping the world, it may be a while before you find yourself in a large crowd. But when that day comes, perhaps you'll be under the watchful eye of new crowd monitoring technology.    ...
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  • New Grounding & Bonding Fact Sheet Focuses on Proper Application of Article 250 of the NEC

      For those of us that employ NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) on a regular basis we understand the importance the NEC plays when it comes to the installation of safe electrical systems. In the early page...
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  • Free webinar on “Time-Restricted Eating for Improving Overall Health and Sleep Among Firefighters"

      Firefighters encounter continual disruptions to their eating and sleeping patterns (circadian rhythm) due to the nature of their work. This can compromise their metabolic fitness and lead them to be considered...
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  • New Electrical Training Courses Offer Unique Interactive Learning Opportunity in a Virtual Environment

    Skilled professionals need continuing education, whether they are on the front lines or at home during this current coronavirus pandemic, especially as many states are shifting to the new edition of the NEC. This need...
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  • Electric Vehicles and Marinas: 2020 NEC Revisions Help Users Better Comply with Ever-Changing Electrical Landscape

    While the 2020 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, was published last fall, July tends to be when states shift to the latest edition. This delay between when the code is published and when it is actuall...
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  • As the USS Bonhomme Richard burns, revisit the NFPA Journal cover story, LSN video on marine vessel fires

    Seventeen sailors and four civilians are being treated for injuries after a fire and explosion Sunday aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, a US Navy warship that was docked in San Diego. While investigators are still work...
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  • NFPA Announces Restructuring of Regional Operations Field Staff

    NFPA has announced the restructuring of its U.S. Regional Operations field staff, which will now function as a single team and be managed by Ray Bizal, regional operations director. Previously, regional...
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  • Considerations to be Addressed Before Reopening a Building with a Smoke Control System

    A common topic throughout the country lately has been the reopening of buildings that have been left unoccupied during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most important things to do it to make sure that all of the fire...
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  • NFPA’s U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Report Reflects Significant Milestones, including Fewer than 50 On-Duty Firefighter Deaths in 2019

    A Massachusetts firefighter was killed battling a four-alarm house fire after helping two of his colleagues reach safety and searching for additional people trapped inside. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Equipment Labeling is Not the Same as Performing a Risk Assessment

      I receive many questions from companies in the process of implementing an electrical safety work program. Can their own employees conduct risk assessments? Who should they hire? How do they know if an organiza...
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  • New NFPA Podcast offers different points of views on electrical, fire, and life safety challenges

    The NFPA Podcast, a new podcast series featuring in-depth interviews on fire, life and electrical safety, launched today with a segment on marijuana. The new podcast utilizes the same journalistic format of the former...
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  • The NEC Comes a-LIVE with New Weekly Facebook Live Event

    NFPA is pleased to announce the start of a new weekly NEC Facebook “LIVE” event (#NECLive).   Be sure to like our page and join us on Fridays at 3:30 pm (EST) where NFPA staff members and industry ex...
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  • New NFPA infographic emphasizes key remote video inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle ITM

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a new infographic highlighting five key considerations for Remote Video Inspection (RVI) programs. The new graphic underscores the need for defining proced...
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