• Soliciting public comments on proposed Tentative Interim Amendment to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code

    The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1502, referencing 356.10(8) of the 2020 edition A...
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  • NFPA Offers Resources for Conducting Remote Video Inspections (RVI) when Access to Buildings is Limited

      While remote video inspection (RVI) is new to many, it can represent an effective alternative to an on-site inspection, enabling one or more parties to remotely perform an inspection of a building or building ...
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  • Delaware Continues Push for Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems in New-Construction, Single-Family Homes

      “Home fire sprinklers are like having the fire department sitting in your living room, waiting for a fire to occur.”   This quote from Delaware Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio in a re...
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  • A Better Understanding of NFPA 70E: Putting an Employee’s Life at Unnecessary Risk

    Many people miss the point of providing a workplace that is free of electrical hazards for an employee. The main point of the federal law as well as NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is to not ...
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  • #101Wednesdays: Maintaining Fire Safety in Medical Tents

    With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and around the world, many hospitals and health care organizations are preparing for the need for additional space for treatment, testing, triage, or quarantine. F...
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  • NFPA 1:  How COVID-19 has Highlighted Various Compliance Issues in the Fire Code, #FireCodefridays

      My family and I are here at home finishing up week 2 of our new routine of working at home together and parenting at home together.  We are navigating the challenges of balancing work calls and online mee...
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  • Pressure reading for testing new Pumps

      As per NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, in Chapter 8, the 8.3.2.1.2.1 it states that if readings are above 95% of rated pump pressure, ...
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  • Flow Testing Without Pitot

    I read NFPA 291 Section 4.9 about flow testing without a pitot gauge, but I do not understand where to get the variables. Can anyone help explain the process a little better to me?
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  • 2013-2016 Edition NFPA 13:8.15.6.2 (3)

    We have a Type 3 construction of a retrofit of 100 year old assembly building with concealed space below the 1st floor that meets all the requirements of 8.15.6.2. The AHJ has questioned us, What is (3) Tight Construc...
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  • NFPA-13

    HI, I want to learn about NFPA-13 just about design of sprinkler system. plez help me
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  • Improve your home's wildfire safety in less than 60 minutes: Decks

    Like many of you, I live in an area with high potential for wildfires.  With spring officially here, we are starting to see temperatures rise, the lingering snow melt, showing us all the work we have to do to pre...
  • 2013-2016 Edition, NFPA 13:8.15.6.2 (3)

    We have a Type 3 construction of a retrofit of 100 year old assembly building with concealed space below the 1st floor that meets all the requirements of 9.3.18.1. The AHJ has questioned us, What is (3) Tight Construc...
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  • NFPA Urges Added Caution around Home Fire Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

      As the public largely remains at home in response to COVID-19, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is urging everyone to use added caution around home fire safety.   Cooking, heating, and ele...
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  • Horizontal Fire Curtain (State of Florida)

    Hello,   We are renovating a mixed use R-2 & B Existing Residence Hall.  Building is Fully sprinklered and Type IIB Construction.  A remodel of the two-story central space(Levels Ground & 1) wh...
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  • Is a Refuge Area required in a 2 story school?

    I need information on requirements for refuge communications/communicators in two story schools.  My NFPA Handbook 2019 p. 711 at the top of the page references Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools....
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  • New NFPA Newsletter Delivers Personalized Content to Readers

    In my recent NFPA Journal columns and in the many engaging conversations I have had with people around the world, I have talked about how NFPA continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse glo...
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  • Question concerning HRC1/2 PPE

    Looking to replace our current arc flash equipment and I am wondering if long coats (lab coats) and leggings are a viable replacement to the coveralls in a HRC1 or HRC2 environment.  
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  • Necesito una Bomba hidraulica para Prueba Hidrostatica de Red Contra Incendio (red de Hidrante), alguna marca o modelo Listada????

    Que bombas listadas hay???Fire Protection Systems
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  • CMDA Storage Sprinklers

    As per NFPA 13-2019 chapter 25.2.3.1.4 for design densities between 0.2 to 0.34 gpm  CMDA sprinklers with K-8.0 or greater can be used. However, in the market from my research, there are no  listed CMDA spri...
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  • Mechanical duct -floor penetration

    All, I am working on a 3 story building. 3rd story is a attic with metal deck as its floor. But it is accessible and has general storage. I have a mechanical duct which penetrates the attic-metal deck floor and the 2...
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