• 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...
    created by rsolomon
  • 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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  • Health Care Interpretations Task Force Meets at NFPA Conference

    The Health Care Interpretations Task Force (HITF), met yesterday and discussed a number of items. Some of the topics addressed include the following:   Non-fixed furniture in corridors exceeding 8 ft. in width ...
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  • CO Detection Requirements in the Life Safety Code

    Often referred to as "the silent killer," carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas which, if left undetected, can kill building occupants without their ever knowing they were in danger. CO is a...
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  • Visit the Networking Stations at the C&E

    On Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23, there will be 8 Networking Stations set up throughout the hallways during the 10:30-11:00 am breaks between Educational Sessions—4 on each of the two floors where the Edu...
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  • T01 - Changes to NFPA 80 and NFPA 105 2016 Edition

    Hot off the press! Interested in learning about the 2016 editions of NFPA 80 and NFPA 105?  Come join me for session T01 NFPA 80-2016, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, and NFPA 105-2016, Sta...
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  • Community Risk Reduction

    NFPA 1300, Standard for Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Plans, is a proposed standard that is still in the drafting phase.  The document release and first edition is yet to be determined as the draft will need to ...
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  • Sept/Oct 2015 In Compliance: NFPA 70E

      Ties that Bind   Proposed 2017 NEC Changes that promote safe work practices in line with NFPA 70E. BY JEFFREY SARGENT   Author(s): Jeff Sargent. Published on September 1, 2015.   WHILE NFPA 70E&...
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  • Spotlight on: Healthcare Facilities

    We realize that different types of buildings and occupancies present unique challenges. In this discussion, we're putting the spotlight on healthcare facilities. Do you work in or with this type of occupancy? If so,&#...
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