• Fire Pump

    Dear NFPA   Does NPFA 20 strictly specify that a Fire Pump should be ULFM Listed? Our country’s fire code looks at NFPA Standards as a basis for designing fire protection systems.  I want to know al...
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  • Your Data Toolbox in the Age of COVID-19: Feeding Your Community Risk Assessment

    While we owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees in this war against COVID-19, we should also offer a tip of the hat to the data scientists workin...
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  • Remote fire systems

    Greetings, Does anyone have some really good fire system ideas for remote generation. Imagine that you have 60 locations and getting service in these areas is expensive and sometimes not possible due to weather. ...
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  • Getting creative about wildfire preparedness

    Within just the last few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. New federal guidelines have appeared to combat COVID-19, the deadly and contagious coronavirus. Governors of many states have banned large gatherings...
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  • Do the ventilation requirement set forth in chapter 9 of the NFPA99 only apply to storage of gases equal to or grater than 3,000 cubic ft. at STP per section 11.3.1 of the 2015 NFPA99?

    If so the only times a 500 CFM fan would not be required is if there where at least 2 systems installed in the same room dividing the 3,000 cubic foot down so that a smaller fan could be installed for the largest head...
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  • NFPA 70 690.12 RSD and Ground Mounts

    Hello, My organization is troubled by a recent question raised about the Rapid Shutdown Requirements of a Ground mount system which has AC conductors entering a building for interconnection.   In NH the guidance...
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  • New NFPA Resource Designed to Help Responders Manage Infection Control Programs During COVID-19

    As COVID-19 continues to steadily spread around the world, infection control has become a critically important topic. EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and law enforcement officers are on the front lines of the coronavi...
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  • Pressure Tank

    We are designing a sprinkler system for which we are using a pressure tank as per NFPA 13 and NFPA 22 for a water supply.  Both of these standards have a formula which calculates the tank air pressure which is re...
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  • Help needed in research of an eco-friendly extinguishing agent.

    Hello dear community!   I've come here in a quest to at least lay the basis of a future research on the topic of eco-friendly firefighting foams. As you all know the typical types of firefighting foams are ...
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  • Illinois Fire Inspectors Association Update

    It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Lonnie Jackson, retired Deputy Fire Chief, Village of Mt. Prospect.   Lonnie was one of the founding members of the IFIA serving as Executive Director for ...
    created by ssawyer
  • PODCAST: The COVID-19 Crisis in Europe

    https://nfpa.libsyn.com/the-covid-19-crisis-in-europe On the NFPA Journal Podcast this week, Pieter Maes, a firefighter EMT at the Brussels fire department in Belgium, talks about the extraordinary steps that ...
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  • Flow Testing Hydrants 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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  • 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 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?
    last modified by loganweaver15