• What you need to know about fire, lightning and lightning-sparked fires

    In Support of Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12 According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the number of home fire deaths in the U.S. is increasing and in turn creating a growing challenge...
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  • September is Campus Fire Safety Month: Is your school prepared to prevent a lightning tragedy?

    Fire safety is a primary concern for every school in the country, and even more so at colleges and universities where large numbers of students reside in campus dormitories and apartments. Severe weather and associate...
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  • Lightning Protection Systems: 5 Reasons for Architects to Design with Lightning in Mind

    In Support of Architecture Month  The benefits of lightning protection systems are in the forefront of construction as architects seek to make buildings more sustainable.  According to the America...
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  • Jeramie Morris and the Importance of NFPA Certification

    Jeramie Morris with his sons Tyler (6) and Parker (8)   Jeramie Morris, a global fire protection SME at DOW and a newly elected executive board member of the NFPA's Industrial Fire Protection Section (IFPS)...
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  • NFPA 1: Specifications of Fire Department Access Roads, #firecodefridays

    Section 18.2 of NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2015 edition, addresses fire department access, and, more specifically, Section 18.2.3 provides requirements for fire department access roads.  There is a lot of detail in Code ...
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  • What does “responsibility” look like when evaluating lightning safety and protection protocols for senior care facilities?

    In July of 2017, lightning sparked a fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments in Virginia. Now, the family of a woman who died in the fire at the senior living complex has filed a wro...
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  • Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

    Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places. ...
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  • Lightning, fires and apartments: Who’s counting the strikes and calling the shots?

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016.  How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, b...
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  • NFPA Hands-On Training Expands to Hastings, Michigan

      On February 3, 2016 NFPA launched it's first hands-on training class in Cranston, RI with a full class and hopes for a new genre of training offered by NFPA.  Within a few months, classes were sellin...
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  • Restroom Egress Doorways

    In the facility where I am the safety manager we have restroom doors that open to an egress hallway. The restrooms only have one door for access. Currently the doors have self closers and latches so the empl...
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  • New medical gas training course now available

    NFPA has launched a new online training course on medical gas and vacuum systems. The four hour course provides a detailed review of the medical gas and vacuum requirements of the 2018 edition of NFPA 99. It will sati...
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  • What Homeowners Need to Know about Lightning and its Fire Risk

    In Support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14. It’s the middle of the night when you and your family are awakened by a loud boom of a thunder-clap. Your windows rattle as you feel your house shake. Y...
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  • Emergency action for emergency power in Florida

    On Saturday, September 16, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued an Emergency Action requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have an emergency power plan. This directive follows the death of 10...
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  • Full Webinar: NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code: Proposed Changes - 2018

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  • How should energy storage systems be protected from fire?

      With the present growth of the energy storage industry, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is actively engaged in a number of diverse initiatives including standards development, training, and res...
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  • Workshop on New Technology for Fire Prevention: September 11, College Park, MD; Register Now!

    The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention techno...
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  • In June's issue of NFPA News: proposed TIAs on NFPA 85 and 5000, NEC First Draft Report available, final results and transcripts from Tech Session and more...

    The June issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: •Comments sought on proposed TIAs to NFPA 85 and NFPA 5000 •NEC® First Draft Re...
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  • What "Categories" Would Help You Find Building & Life Safety Information in Xchange?

      You may have noticed that we recently added some "Category" folders to the Building & Life Safety Forum. Having Categories will help keep all of the great information you share here on Xchange organized, a...
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  • Health Care Section Codes and Standards Review Committee Meets in Chicago

    The NFPA health care section’s, Codes and Standards Review Committee met today to discuss the documents that are up for consideration at the Technical Session on Wednesday and Thursday. This committee reviews th...
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  • The Joint Commission Update

    In one of today’s educational sessions, Anne Guglielmo of The Joint Commission, gave an update to a packed room on the Top 10 challenging environment of care and life safety standards that have the highest rate ...
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