• Welding / Fabrication Work According As As Per NFPA Standard

    Hi Kindly guide me Is any separate code or standard to briefly describe welding, fabrication procedure that show to AHJ or CFPS that welding is proper and as per NFPA. I try to find code from Codefinder but not foun...
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  • Maryland State Fire Marshal Reports Increase in Home Cooking Fires as Residents Follow “Stay at Home” Policies

      As the public has largely remained at home in response to COVID-19, NFPA has anticipated that higher-than-normal use of home cooking, heating, and electrical equipment would likely result in an increase o...
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  • First it was Toilet Paper…now Baby Chicks? Emerging Trends with a Fire Safety Twist

      With Covid-19 dominating the headlines, there have been some surprising trends below the surface. One of those is the buy out of chicks across the United States. According to a recent New York Times article, f...
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  • PODCAST: Crisis Standards of Care

      A new NFPA Journal Podcast examining crisis standards of care is out now. Listen and subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts.   The United States now has more Covid-19 cases than anywhere in the ...
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  • Plugging a UPS into another UPS or power conditioner

    Can anyone tell me if it is OK to plug a UPS into a Line Conditioner?  We have a fairly large piece of hospital lab equipment that a representative suggested we get a power conditioner to plug the UPS into. ...
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  • NFPA 1: How the Fire Code and Life Safety Code work together.

    Today I am packing my bags for a week of committee meetings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Next week, the Safety to Life and Building Code occupancy Technical Committees will be holding their Second Draft meetings...
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  • NFPA 5000-Building Construction & Safety Code 1st Draft Meetings for the Core Committes forA2017 edition

    July 6, 2015 is the closing date for submitting Public Input for the next edition of NFPA 5000 - Building Construction and Safety Code.   The Core Committees will review all public input at their First Draft Mee...
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  • Members take action on NFPA 5000 at Technical Meeting in Boston

    During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in Boston, the following action has taken place on NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®   5000-1 Motion to Accept Committee Comment No. 1002 passed. ...
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  • Quick Guide to NFPA 101 / NFPA 5000 Occupancy Types vs. IBC Occupancy Groups

    Part of my job includes answering questions from NFPA members on our codes and standards. Since many jurisdictions adopt a combination of NFPA and IBC codes, I often get questions about NFPA requirements, but in IBC t...
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  • NFPA chapter 15? What does it mean?

    I have a question about one of the most mysterious codes of all apparently. NFPA 1 chapter 15. Now it seems pretty straight forward but, why does anyone I ask give me a blank stare and say huh. And one answer I was gi...
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  • Fire Pump performance test

    What can be done if the owner does not have the manufacturer's pump performance curve?
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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers

    Can a fire sprinkler pipe (after common riser) be run underground, from one structure to another separate structure, on a residential lot? Or, is it required to have a separate fire sprinkler riser in each separated ...
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  • NFPA 72 documentation

    I have an alarm company that is only supplying a list of passed signals as their NFPA 72 servicing documentation. They are saying that I am out of line requiring what is required by NFPA 72 sections 7.5.6 or a...
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  • NFPA issues guidance to government officials on fire protection and life safety systems regardless of occupancy status

    Given the COVID-19 crisis, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging officials to ensure that fire protection and life safety systems be maintained in all commercial and multi-occupancy resid...
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  • How to Calculate Occupant Load

    A fundamental concept of model building codes, fire codes, and life safety codes is that a means of egress is designed to accommodate all occupants of a building. Knowing how to determine the total occupant load of a ...
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  • 430.32(B)?

    430.32(B). What is a automatically started motor and what is a non automatically started motor? 
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  • NFPA Approved Hydraulic Calculation Software

    I am Fire & Safety Contractor in Pakistan. Question No 1 : Is any hydraulic Software that APPROVED by NFPA. Actually my new client's buyer requirement that type of software accepted that will approved by NFPA an...
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  • Missing data Plates for Fire Pumps

    We have completed several inspections over the past month with data plates missing from Fire Pumps. This is a yellow tag itself , however it creates a red tag as we don't have the performance data for the fire pump to...
  • Flow testing of hydrants and FHC.

    Please mention the standard/s and clauses mentioning the  flow test/ other acceptable tests for 1) fire hydrants 2) hose  cabinets
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  • COVID-19. No perdamos la esperanza.

      Hoy, ahora, como bomberos además de seguir enfrentándonos al temido humo de incendio, nos invade una enfermedad por coronavirus llamada COVID-19. Como si de un thriller  de terror se tratase ...
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