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The Fire Service Training Committee had they’re request to reassign control of NFPA 1402 Guide to building Fire Service Training Centers, 2012 edition, to a new committee approved by Standards Council at the April meeting. Applications can be submitted for this
new committee who’s start up roster will be presented at the August SC meeting in August. The new committee, Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props will have the responsibility for the design, construction, and maintenance of facilities for fire training and for fire training props. This covers gas-fired props, training structures, props, simulators, used for live fire, rescue, and related tactical training exercises. To apply to this committee go to Submit Facilities for Fire Training and Associated Props application online.

If you have anything at all to do with storing or warehousing containers of flammable or combustible liquids, then you should read the "Perspectives" column in the most recent (May/June) NFPA Journal.  Staff Writer Jesse Roman interviews Dave Nugent of Global Risk Consultants about the "regulatory disconnect" between NFPA 30 and federal rules set by the US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for storing these commodities.  For Nugent's white paper on the subject, prepared for the Industrial Packaging Safety Alliance, go to http://packsafealliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Whitepaper_final.pdf

At the April Standards Council meeting a new document was approved for the selection, care and maintenance of rescue tools. The technical committee on Fire Department Rescue Tools will be working on the development of this new document so stay tuned for opportunities to provide comment. Also in the works for this committee is the revision process for the NFPA 1936 document, Standard on Power Rescue Tools, 2015 edition. The pubic input period will close on July 6, 2015. The committee will meet in October in Daytona Beach for the first draft. Watch for some potentially exciting new changes!