• As a plumber do you need EH rated shoes?

    Hi,   I've just joined and have a question about plumbing work. If I'm working on a sink with a disposal, are EH rated shoes needed. I never thought about it before but my friend mentioned that he wouldn't do a ...
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  • Classification question

    The City of Napoleon is working toward modifications for our WWTP disinfection facility. The building is currently open on three sides, with a solid roof and contains two (2) ultraviolet (UV) disinfection channels. Th...
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  • Jaime Gutiérrez to build on NFPA’s long history of helping public and private authorities improve life safety in Latin America

    NFPA has a new international development director advancing government responsibility, fire and life safety infrastructure, code compliance, emergency response strategies, public education, and trade skills developmen...
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    created by ocaledonia
  • transformer pool equipment grounding

    I have water fountain decorative NEC 2014 Section 680 Part V and for lights using pool transformer isolated primary 120V to secondary 12VAC RMS. Lights are no niche 12 VAC RMS.   Following questions: a.  T...
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  • Summer fires raise awareness about how to keep mulch decorative and not destructive

    A handful of mulch fires in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,  has led the Office of the Fire Marshal to educate residents about where to place mulch, how to maintain it, and how to keep it from igniting in dr...
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    created by luciandeaton
  • Receptacles with USB ports

    We are beginning a renovation of one of our long term care units in a nursing home here in ny. The contractor wants to install decora receptacles with usb ports by the patient beds, is this an approved application by ...
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  • Supervising Station

    Hello! good morning. I am new. This is my first post. I need your help please.   I want to implement a "supervising station alarm system" in the company I work for, but my boss ask me about the benefits of do it...
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  • Storage Building specifications

    Is there a specification that when constructing a storage building separate from the nursing home, that it has to be so many feet away from the NH??  if so, can you tell me how much and where in the regulations i...
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  • What is a sprinkler system break? (NFPA 13)

    In NFPA 13 (2019) point 20.6.6.6.1 or errata 13-19-2 point 20.6.5.3.1 specifies "Draft curtains separating ESFR sprinklers at system breaks or (...) shall be permitted."   Is a system break the space between two...
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  • Residential  FDC

    Do residential sprinklers require a 1 1/2" IDC FOR Duplexes?
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  • Beam spacing clarification for smoke detectors nfpa 72

    Need clarification on NFPA-72, section 17.7.3.2.4.2 for beam pockets and waffle type beam configurations.   it says beam spacing greater or less than 40%...is this beam spacing referring to both width and length...
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  • Can we calculate fire water requirements for a hydrocarbon well drilling site/rig site?

    Drilling rigs usually have their own fixed water spray system but how can we, as a client ensure that it is sufficiently designed? Secondly, is there a requirement of any additional firewater inventory to cool down th...
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  • NFPA 101- Table 7.3.1.2 (Occupant Load Factor)

    What constitutes a space as regular Business Use or Concentrated Business Use? Under Concentrated Business Use, it says (f) See A.7.3.1.2, but when I turn there, I don't see an explanation. Am I missing something?
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  • NFPA Offers 5 Key Tips for Safely Enjoying Outdoor Activities this Summer

    With COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this summer, which presents an increased ri...
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  • Battery banter: Second episode of the new NFPA Podcast examines lithium ion technologies

    The second episode of The NFPA Podcast is now out. The one-hour episode features interviews with NFPA's Brian O'Connor, Matt Paiss of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and hazardous materials expert Scott Sto...
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  • Retired Fire Chief and Home Fire Sprinkler Advocate Protects His Own Home with Sprinklers

    On May 25, 2008, Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (VA) responded to a single-family house fire in a residential development. Keith Brower, who was the fire marshal at the time, heard the mayday call that would change hi...
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  • Sprinkler system and standpipe

    We have a main public firefighting pipe in the site (Yard) that fed by fire pumps and fire hydrants are mounted on this pipe. The (residential) buildings in the site are equipped with sprinkler and class II...
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  • As States Loosen Stay-at-Home Restrictions in Response to COVID-19, NFPA Underscores Electrical Safety in Pools and at Marinas during Summer Months

    With the arrival of summer and the July 4th holiday weekend just around the corner, people across the country are eager to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders. As many states begin allowing for more ou...
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  • As States Loosen Stay-at-Home Restrictions in Response to COVID-19, NFPA Underscores Electrical Safety in Pools and at Marinas During Summer Months

    With the arrival of summer and the July 4th holiday weekend just around the corner, people across the country are eager to take advantage of the easing of stay-at-home orders. As many states begin allowing for more ou...
    lisamariesinatra
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  • NFPA 15 - Open Nozzle Discharge Test for Operational Building

    I've got an existing operational industrial building that will have a new sprinkler system installed. As per NFPA 15-2017, Section 10.4.3.1, the spray nozzles must be tested. Read verbatim:   10.4.3.1 The water ...
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