• As Some Restaurants Use Outdoor Tents to Re-open, Fire Protection and Life Safety Precautions Must Be Taken

      As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing businesses, specifically restaurants, to open, provided that the seating area for customers is located outside,...
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  • NFPA Announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as Theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020 as Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires

    NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fir...
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  • Implementing Remote Video Inspections: 12 Key Lessons

    Up until last month, conversation around Remote Video Inspections (RVI) was limited and sporadic. Discussions were mainly about work on our developing standard or with AHJs looking to drive efficiency in their often r...
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  • NFPA Annual Meeting is happening online now, June 15-17

    For the first time in 124 years, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is hosting its Annual Meeting online.   The NFPA 2020 Association Annual Meeting and NFPA Conference & Exposition were schedule...
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  • Full Webinar Now Available: Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Structures and Vehicle Carriers      

    Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g. fuels, plastics, and synthetic materials) into their...
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  • Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem: Investments in Safety Can Help Preserve the Past

    On April 15 last year, nearly all eyes were on Notre-Dame, Paris’ 850-year-old gothic masterpiece that nearly burned to the ground. Slightly less noticed though, a month before, the St. Louis Karpeles Manuscript...
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  • NFPA Helps Answer Sprinkler Industry-Related Questions During Health Pandemic

    During the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) Virtual Annual Seminar and Business & Leadership Conference in April 2020, Matt Klaus, Director of NFPA’s Technical Services, presented, “NFPA in t...
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  • NFPA Technical Committee Meeting begins today online due to coronavirus pandemic

    The 2020 NFPA Technical Meeting, being held digitally this year as a result of COVID-19, begins today. To submit position statements to debate Certified Amending Motions (CAMs), visit nfpa.org/2020techsession.   ...
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  • Free Webinar on Modern Vehicle Hazards in Parking Garages and Vehicle Carriers       

    Vehicles have changed significantly over the years. Modern vehicles present new hazards due to the incorporation of larger quantities of combustible materials (e.g., fuels, plastics, and synthetic materials) into thei...
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  • Checklist Helps Electricians Assess Whether to Repair or Replace Electrical Systems Damaged from a Hurricane or Other Natural Disaster

    With the start of hurricane season in June, building owners and managers of industrial and commercial facilities are facing the daunting process of disaster recovery. When electrical systems are damaged in a natural o...
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  • NFPA Announces “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as Theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020 as Cooking Remains Leading Cause of Home Fires

      NFPA has announced “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2020. NFPA’s focus on cooking fire safety comes in response to home cooking fires...
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    created by susanmckelvey
  • Three years after Grenfell, UK announces major funding to strip high-rises of dangerous cladding

    Some promising announcements related to building and life safety were made this week in the UK. The secretary of state for Housing, Communities, and Local Government introduced a new £1 billion Building Safety F...
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    created by cathylongley
  • Podcast rerelease: A 2016 NFPA Journal Podcast examines the impact of civil unrest on first responders

    In light of the mass protests in Minneapolis, NFPA Journal Podcast is running an episode that first aired on January 12, 2016, which explores the many implications of civil unrest and mass protests for city fire depar...
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  • Saving Lives by Following the Law and an Electrical Safety Program

    OSHA requires employers to provide their employees with a working environment that is free from known and recognized hazards. That is the law and there is no getting around it. For the electrical world, in order to do...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: The Employer’s Responsibility

    What are the primary NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace requirements for an employer? Section 105.3(A) narrows it to basically two. The first is that the employer establish, document, and implem...
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  • Electrical Safety: The Gift That Keeps on Giving 

    “It’s the most wonderful time, of the yearrrr…”  Yes, it’s technically not Christmas, and I certainly can’t carry a tune like Andy Williams, but gifts are in ab...
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  • Can hand sanitizer spontaneously ignite in a hot car?

    As we head into the summer months and our thermometer readings tick higher and higher, we all know the discomfort involved with getting into a sweltering vehicle that's been sitting in th...
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  • New NFPA Fact Sheet and Upcoming Webinar Address Issues Facing Offices, Restaurants, and Retail Stores as They Enter “the New Normal”

      As stay-at-home policies ease and businesses reopen across the country, building owners and facility managers of offices, restaurants, and retail stores face unique challenges as they enter “the new norm...
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  • New video content outlines fire safety considerations for hand sanitizer

    For the second month in a row, the latest installment of my Learn Something New YouTube video series deals with a safety topic related to the global coronavirus pandemic. In March, I released a video on...
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  • One Electrician’s Life Lesson: The Case for Electrical Safety Training for Electricians and Non-Electricians

    The sirens were deafening, even to my 13-year-old ears. My good friend, Heath, and I were playing an intense game of summer basketball in my driveway. The fact that I was losing and, as always, determined to win, shou...
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