• Average Home Temperature in Winter

    Experts estimate that the ideal temperature to set in your home during winter is between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit if you live in a colder area. If you live in a warmer climate, like the Southwest, 65-68 degrees Fahren...
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  • How Common Are House Fires?

    House fires are much more common than people usually think. So, how common are house fires? Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. fire departments reported an estimated of 358,500 residential home fires every year. In the r...
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  • Give young teens the tools to be safe at home during COVID-19

    Not everyone has the luxury of working from home in these weeks of restrictions. And that means kids old enough to stay alone or to mind younger siblings may be tasked to make lunches, prep dinners, and be responsible...
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    created by ssawyer
  • D.I.Y. - The Dangers of Mixing Household Chemicals

      During the spread of COVID-19, people are doing what they can to disinfect and keep their homes clean. Limited availability of particular products may lead people to concoct their own cleaning solutions, and u...
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  • Free NFPA fire and life safety webinars this week offer access to experts in fire protection, healthcare, and construction safety

      National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) subject matter experts will host a free COVID-19 Fire and Life Safety Webinar Series this Tuesday through Thursday, April 14-16. During the three one hour sessi...
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  • NFPA Develops Additional Guidance for Health Care Facilities Working to Establish and Maintain Adequate Levels of Fire and Life Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

    When health care facilities are operating under the conditions like the ones the U.S. health care system is facing right now, stressors are placed on everything, including physical space, staffing levels, available su...
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  • Fire Resistant Roofing Types

    Your home’s roof is a huge investment that serves several critical functions. Although most people are knowledgeable about roofing maintenance requirements, many are not familiar with the risk of fire and the im...
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  • Lightning Protection Systems: 5 Reasons for Architects to Design with Lightning in Mind

    In Support of Architecture Month  The benefits of lightning protection systems are in the forefront of construction as architects seek to make buildings more sustainable.  According to the America...
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  • What does “responsibility” look like when evaluating lightning safety and protection protocols for senior care facilities?

    In July of 2017, lightning sparked a fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Community Apartments in Virginia. Now, the family of a woman who died in the fire at the senior living complex has filed a wro...
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  • Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

    Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places. ...
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  • Lightning Newsmakers of 2018: Striking stories impacting the environment, science, and industry

    Insights into the nature of lightning and advances in the lightning protection system (LPS) industry are helping to redefine our understanding of the weather hazard and its impact to people, property and places. ...
    kiml
    created by kiml
  • NFPA101 2018: New Educational Occupancies

    #As per NFPA101 2018 edition New Educational Occupancies,  sub section 14.3.5.1  supervised automatic sprinkler system is required  if not required as per sub section 14.3.5.2. (  In this edition 1...
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  • If more lightning is on the horizon, is it time to expand our field of knowledge about preparedness and lightning protection?

    Lightning is fascinating but it’s also destructive and deadly. Scientists tell us that the earth experiences about 25 million lightning strikes per year. But what if that number of strikes were to significantly ...
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  • Valuable training in wildfire loss reduction coming to Anaheim, California

    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...
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  • Lightning…Is your home, business or community in the line of fire?

    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...
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  • Lightning, fires and apartments: Who’s counting the strikes and calling the shots?

    According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an estimated 95,000 apartment structure fires occurred in the U.S. in 2016.  How many of these fires were sparked by lightning is unclear, b...
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  • Application of Thermal Parameters in Pigs

    Before beginning with the experiment in particular, I want to establish that the spirit of analysis of the present report is to be a clear and scientifically forceful contribution to solve the question of in...
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  • ESFI & LPI Co-Host a Twitter Chat for Lightning Safety Awareness Week

     lightning safety and lightning protection education Be sure to join the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) next Monday as we partner to host a Twitter ...
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  • Safeguarding the Past and Preparing for the Future: Why Lightning Protection is Important for Historic Structures

    Historic structures possess unique characteristics that require elevated levels of scrutiny for insurance, safety, building maintenance and risk management. These thorough levels of examination can delve even deeper d...
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  • Concierge Trash Service

    We have discovered the wide spread use of a service that collects trash in the egress corridors of multifamily housing.  This service has the residents place trash outside their apartment door in the hallways for...
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