The mission of IFMA is to aid in the preservation of life and property by advocating, promoting, and providing leadership in the prevention or mitigation of fire, explosions, and other related hazardous conditions.
I seem to remember seeing something in an IFMA newsletter about NFPA developing a Fire Marshal certification similar to CFI and Plans Examiner. Has there been any movement on this, or was someone just wishing out loud? I think that some kind of credentialing for fire marshals is badly needed and I’d like to help develop and participate in this…(Show moreShow less)
https://www.iccsafe.org/building-safety-journal/bsj-hits/updated-changes-to-cbo-cfm-designations/ WOW Have to love ICC !!!! OHHH I am not an engineer, so you can discount my reply if you want, and I cannot do math. Click on this profile cdafd . I have no confidence. Seems foolish or stupid.
By President David Lynam Why IFMA ?....... Why me? My association with IFMA, and specifically my position as the President of the association has provided a lot of opportunities that I would not otherwise enjoy. One of those opportunities is to visit NFPA headquarters in Quincy where your board meets annually to conduct business and receive…(Show moreShow less)
Thank-you David for an inspiring message. It was so nice meeting you last week in Florida at the FFMIA conference. Keep up the great work. Let me know now how I can help you. Janet A. Washburn, CFPS, FM, MIFireE, MS, Fire Marshal/Division Chief City of Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety 2741 Stirling Road Hollywood, Fl. 33312…
California has experienced large, destructive wildfires in the past few years that have led to thousands of destroyed homes and businesses. The time is NOW for fire service, facility managers, and insurance and realty professionals to learn how to identify and prevent ignition risks to homes. NFPA will bring its Assessing Structure Ignition…(Show moreShow less)
My question is regarding NFPA Fire Code 126.96.36.199 “Building Other Than One and Two-Family Dwellings” and Code 18.5.4 “Minimum Number of Fire Hydrants for Fire Flow. Proposed scenario: 80,000 Square Foot Class II building is proposed for the future development. Per NFPA Table 188.8.131.52.1, minimum required fire flow is 6000 gpm for 4 hour. Fire…(Show moreShow less)
In Support of National Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13 According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today's home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, residents may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time smoke is visible or an alarm sounds. Understanding the risks and knowing how…(Show moreShow less)
The IFIA took the summer off for routine meetings and seminars, but were busy with other activities. We partnered with the Illinois Automatic Fire Alarm Association for our annual golf outing which was a success with almost 80 in attendance. We also staffed the fire safety tent at the State Fair. We have been taking one day of the fair for over 40…(Show moreShow less)
In NFPA 13 - 2016 it's clearly stated at 184.108.40.206 that ESFR sprinklers shall be installed only in buildings where roof or ceiling slope above the sprinklers does not exceed a pitch of 2 in 12 (a rise of 2 units in a run of 12 units, a roof slope of 16.7 percent). ( 9.5 Degrees ) . What if the slope is a little bit steeper than 9.5 Degrees , at…(Show moreShow less)
To clarify I want to say most Class D fire extinguishers are in yellow containers, will have to look to see if it is a requirement. OHHH I am not an engineer, so you can discount my reply if you want, and I cannot do math. Click on this profile cdafd . I have no confidence. Seems foolish or stupid.