• What PPE is Required and used during a Zero Energy Verification

    As it pertains to NFPA 70E's requirement of placing a device, piece of equipment etc in a "Electrically Safe State", you turn off a breaker to a light switch or outlet. The next step is to verify via a meter that the ...
    last modified by carledge
  • NFPA 2001 ¿What would be my correction factor if my equivalent altitude is over 14,000 ft?

    In Chapter 5 in NFPA 2001, edition 2018  There is a table, Table Atmospheric Correction Factors.   ¿What would be my correction factor if my equivalent altitude is over 14,000 ft? ...
    created by cperez_0
  • CO Detection and Monitoring in Nursing Homes

    I'm training to become a Fire Safety Inspector, for a State Agency, applying Life Safety Codes to Long-Term Care facilities. I cannot find in NFPA-101 or 99, the requirement for a Long-Term Care facility to have and m...
    last modified by andrew.essel
  • Community Outreach in Difficult Times

    Hello everyone! During this COVID-19 times, my Fire Department is participating in Birthday Party Drive-By's. In normal times, in the summer we typically do Block Parties as a way to reach and connect to the community...
    last modified by mepp
  • Saving Lives by Following the Law and an Electrical Safety Program

    OSHA requires employers to provide their employees with a working environment that is free from known and recognized hazards. That is the law and there is no getting around it. For the electrical world, in order to do...
    last modified by dvigstol
  • Fire Panel Dialer communication

    Need to know the newest requirements on POTS line vs Radio communication for a fire panel dialer. Whats the required way that my fire panels should be using in today's requirements.
    last modified by sscheid
  • Lifesaving Electrical Protection Devices Help Reduce Risk of Electrocution, Electric Shock, and Fire in Homes

    May is Electrical Safety Month and NFPA and ESFI have been working together these last few weeks to help raise awareness of home electrical hazards. During this last week of the campaign, we’re talking about the...
    created by lisamariesinatra
  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: The Employer’s Responsibility

    What are the primary NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace requirements for an employer? Section 105.3(A) narrows it to basically two. The first is that the employer establish, document, and implem...
    last modified by ccoache
  • Using SLC module to trip Communicator

    UL 864 (in section 54) has very stringent requirement for the use of the alarm contact to trigger central station communication method and not a control module on the SLC.   This is due to a requir...
    last modified by brian.lukus
  • Occupancy Classification of Hatchery facility

    Definition of animal housing facility per NFPA 101 is "an area of a building or structure where animal are fed ,rested, worked,exercised,treated, exhibited or used for production " and Industrial occupancies is " An o...
    last modified by suneeb.riaz
  • NEC 2014 Section 250.64

    I have electrical service conductors going into trough.  From trough inside service cables their is connection tap three separate service  disco enclosures with fuses.   I have one grounding electrode ...
    last modified by apurvadave
  • Utilizing VR for Fire Safety Education

    Has anyone used VR programs to educate the public in fire safety?  I know they are using if for fire fighting training as well as companies using them for safety training.  We are acquiring a building and we...
    last modified by crise40g
  • NFPA Names Maria Bostian 2020 Educator of the Year!

    Maria Bostian – Kannapolis, North Carolina 2020 NFPA Educator of the Year   NFPA congratulates Maria Bostian of the Kannapolis Fire Department who has been selected as the 2020 Fire and Life Safety Educat...
    last modified by meredithhawes
  • NFPA 82-19

    NFPA 82-2019 edition   Trash and linen chutes Chute venting. A waste or linen chute shall extend (full size) at least 0.92 M (3 ft) above the roof of a building of Type II-000, Type, III, Type I...
    last modified by ken.brouillette
  • How long does it take to get an answer if I ask the Xchange FAQ?

    I posted an inquiry to the Xchange FAQ on May 20th, but no one answers.
    last modified by hyo.seok.choi
  • Electrical Safety: The Gift That Keeps on Giving 

    “It’s the most wonderful time, of the yearrrr…”  Yes, it’s technically not Christmas, and I certainly can’t carry a tune like Andy Williams, but gifts are in ab...
    last modified by channahs
  • The relief valves again

    Just to give you some back ground. I've been an installer for 15 years and have recently changed jobs to become an inspector and plan reviewer for Memphis and Shelby county. The reason this has come up is I recently i...
    last modified by michael.rodgers
  • Valves on fuel return lines NFPA 37

    Can you please answer the following. 1. Per CAT Application and Installation guide for Diesel Fuels and Diesel Fuel Systems From Page 21: Note:Shut-off valves should not be used in fuel return lines. Engine operation...
    last modified by jasharry
  • Fire load and  Hazard Category of an occupancy/Industry

    Kindly clarify exact relation between Fire load and Hazard category of  an occupancy/Industry (Light/Ordinary/High) in perspective of designing fire protection system of an industry.....      
  • Selection of k factor for sprinkler and water demand

    Hi. My question is regarding Sprinkler K Factor selection.   Can we go with pendent sprinkler of K-5.6 for a small storage of 25 x 20m in a commercial building where material like electric meter and other electi...
    created by manojdagarwal