• Colorado wildfires break records, and it's not over yet

      Even as wildfire weather conditions continue to plague parts of California, October has seen wildfire activity erupt across Colorado. In recent days, fires that have been burning in more remote areas of northw...
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  • Utah Family Service Project Reveals Value of Home Fire Sprinkler Protection Through Collaboration and Community Partnerships

    One of the best ways we know of to improve fire safety outcomes is in preparing ahead for emergencies before they happen. And whenever there is the possibility to collaborate with others toward that goal, the more opp...
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  • Local Utah Fire Department Service Project Reminds Us About the Value of Collaboration and the Importance of Safety During Fire Prevention Week and Beyond

    Earlier this month, NFPA learned about a local service project that embodies the true spirit of collaboration as it relates to fire and life safety. The story takes place in Draper, Utah where the Drape...
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  • Ethanol in brewing

    I help a mid-size craft brewery. They are beginning to make ready-to-drink canned cocktails using 98% ethanol. They will be using 275 gallon IBC totes. Mostly just bringing totes in when they will be making a batch ru...
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  • NFPA DiRECT Situational Navigation the Subject of Latest NFPA LiNK Digital Platform Video Series

    As you may know, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK last month. It’s an exciting new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners like you who need to better...
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  • Ensuring the Operation of Your Fire Alarm System During Loss of Primary Power

    We rely on a fire alarm system to constantly monitor for hazardous conditions (such as fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, and even combustible and toxic vapors) within a building, and notify the occupants so they can exit ...
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  • Can fire drills Include 2 shifts at once?

    Can I conduct a fire drill that includes 2 shifts at one time? As a Skilled Nursing Facility in Northern California, we must have 1 fire drill per shift per quarter. Can I conduct one fire drill for more than one shif...
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    Hi everyone,    After going through the chap17 in NFPA13, i could not confirm nor deny the use of RIGID SUPPORTS instead of conventional hangers to support the main and secondary collector.    th...
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  • NFPA 96, Section 7.8.3

    Hi NFPA 96 requests a non combustible wall for grease duct termination in  7.8.3 (1): "7.8.3 Wall Terminations. Wall terminations shall be arranged with or provided with the following properties: (1) The termin...
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  • Ammonium Nitrate Considerations and Safety Requirements for AHJs, Facility Managers and Building Owners

                              NFPA has released a new fact sheet in English and Spanish to help clear up misconceptions about ammonium nitrate dangers. The...
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  • Ruminating About Research

    This infographic is also available in Spanish at www.nfpa.org/foundation   I recently sat in on an information-sharing session called Coffee Time at NFPA. Coffee Times are conducted (internally, but virtually the...
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  • An innovative community event drives home wildfire preparedness

    A Firewise site in California used the five-year anniversary of a tragic wildfire and the rebuilding of a damaged local bridge to host an innovative community event that drew residents and numerous local agencies....
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  • Tragic Columbus Fire Reinforces the Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

    A Columbus, OH family of four lost their lives to an early morning fire this past weekend, caused by embers from their fireplace igniting nearby flammable materials. According to news report, while the home had smoke ...
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  • Fire Pump for high-rise buildings

    I have a questions. 1. My consultant have design fire pump supply sprinkler and fire hose Class III for high-rise buildings. And, They have the selection of fire pumps size 750 GPM - quantity 2 set for...
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  • How to protect the attached building from fire.

    Good day   I'm Mahesh from Thailand. I have a question about 2 building the attached by pipe bridge with service pathway(Catwalk) covered by a metal roof. (Please see the picture) And the problem is the small bu...
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  • Listed foam directional spray nozzles

    With referance to NFPA 16 edition 2019 section A.3.3.2 Discharge Device, The spray nozzles are described as following: "Spray nozzles are open, directional spray nozzles. Where supplies with an approved foam...
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  • Complying with the Life Safety Code: There’s More to It Than You Think

      I know I'm not the only one who walks into a building and immediately starts looking around to see what kind of life safety features a building has. When I’m looking around, I’m usually comparing w...
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  • Clearance through fire rated walls

    What is the minimum clearance for 4" pipe through a fire rated drywall wood stud wall?
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  • NFPA14 Tunnel

    Good Afternoon,   According to the NFPA standard, it indicates in its NFP14 standard that for a horizontal standpipe the design flow of the fire network must be 750GPM (# Class 1), however in the hand...
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  • When Being a “Frequent Flyer” Isn’t a Good Thing: Reducing Falls Among Older Adults

    As approximately 95% of older adults live independently in their own homes, helping aging adults navigate daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and moving through their home without incident is essential to maint...
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