• FAQ: What To Do After A Clean Agent Discharge

    I am frequently asked what procedures or equipment are required in order to clear the protected space for occupancy after a clean agent discharge.   NFPA 2001 (2015) does not require any specific method of verif...
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  • Action on NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam

    During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Chicago, the following action has taken place on NFPA 11, Standard on Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam:   • 11-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 30 was not...
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  • 110 candela or 177 candela, which should one use in a sleeping room?

    NFPA 72-2013 provides two candela intensity choices for wall-mounted visible notification appliances in sleeping rooms. Why are the intensities of 110 cd and 177 cd effective so different and how does one determine wh...
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  • NFPA 20 - Elbows and Tees Installed in Fire Pump Suction

    Why do only horizontal split-case fire pumps require elbows and tees to be installed a minimum of 10 pipe diameters from a pump suction flange when in a horizontal plane parallel to the pump shaft?   Placing an...
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  • A Road Map to NFPA 13 Presentation

    Come check out my presentation this morning!   NFPA 13 has a lot of requirements but it helps when you know where to find them. Chad Duffy and I have worked to put together an overview of the layout of Chapter 8...
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  • Is a risk assessment required for a Mass Notification System?

    NFPA 72-2013 requires a risk analysis be provided.   24.3.11 is titled Risk Analysis for Mass Notification Systems.   24.3.11.1* Each application of a mass notification system shall be specific to the na...
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  • Fire protection innovations will be featured at the General Session

    In addition to many other innovative features at the NFPA conference and its general session this year, two of our award winners will honor innovative technology, past and present, that have had and will have a major ...
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  • A new standard for hybrid (water and inert gas) fire extinguishing systems

    In October 2014, the Standards Council approved the development of a new technical committee and a new document on hybrid (water and inert gas) fire extinguishing systems. A call for members was issued, and an initial...
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  • FAQ: Can I use this material/coating on my rooftop landing pad?

    Recently, I have received several inquiries regarding materials used to construct and/or coat a rooftop landing pad.   NFPA does not review or approve materials, products, or designs for compliance with our stan...
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  • What are the basic criteria for a risk analysis for a mass notification system?

    See the latest NFPA 72, Mass Notification System Risk Analysis Webinar.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxRmeFL5YE
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  • Big changes for NFPA 409 Standard on Aircraft Hangars

    The 2016 Edition of NFPA 409 Standard on Aircraft Hangars was issued by the Standards Council at their April 2015 meeting. This new edition incorporates several significant changes that impact the design of fire prote...
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  • NFPA 11 Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam to be presented for action at 2015 Conference & Expo

    The 2016 edition of NFPA 11 Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam will be presented for action during the 2015 NFPA Technical Meeting, which will take place during the Conference and Expo in Chicago on J...
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  • NFPA 14 - Protection of Aboveground Pipe - Proposed Changes for 2016 Edition

      6.1.2 of NFPA 14 protection of aboveground pipe criteria for standpipe systems. As Staff Liaison to the Technical Committee on Standpipes I often receive questions where users struggle to understand what must ...
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  • Explosion Protection Standard open for Input

    NFPA 68, Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting, is being revised in the Fall 2017 revision cycle and is now open for Public Input. The final date for submitting Public Input to this document is Janu...
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  • Joint Commission provides compliance tips for ITM of fire pumps, standpipes, and kitchen fire-extinguishing systems

    A recent edition of Joint Commission Online provided tips for compliance with requirements relating to the testing of fire pumps and standpipe systems as well as inspections of automatic fire-extinguishing systems lo...
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  • IT Equipment Fire Protection

    NFPA 75 is the Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment (ITE). Whether or not NFPA 75 is applicable to your ITE installation is dependent upon a risk assessment that considers the impact of...
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  • Single- vs Double-Interlock Preaction Systems Explained

    Both the single interlock and non-interlock systems require only one event to occur before water is admitted to the system. The single interlock system is activated by the release of the detection system. Sprinkler ac...
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  • Major Changes to NFPA 13 – 2016 Edition in 100 Seconds

    Want to get a sense for some of the major changes that will be going into NFPA 13 for the 2016 edition but don’t have much time? Check out this video that hits the major changes in 100 seconds! https://www.y...
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  • Home Fire Sprinklers: The 80%

    80% is an important number when we're talking about home fires:   80% of all fire deaths occur in the home Home sprinklers decrease the risk of dying in a home fire by 80%   NFPA leads the Fire Sprinkler ...
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