• Smart Fire System of the Future

    Next on my agenda at NFPA's conference busy program around using data to reduce risk.  Christina Francis from P&G is focusing on reducing risk in industrial properties. Her portfolio includes production and ...
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    created by kathleenalmand
  • Risk Check- Kitsap County's Unique CRR Program

    NFPA's Conference is off to a great start with several presentations on using data to reduce risk.  David Lynham, the Fire Marshal from Kitsap County Washington is presenting on their Risk Check program- a means...
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    created by kathleenalmand
  • Workshop on New Technology for Fire Prevention

    The Fire Protection Research Foundation, in cooperation with Vision 20/20’s Strategy 4, is sponsoring a workshop on September 11, 2017, in College Park, Maryland on smoke alarm and cooking fire prevention t...
    kathleenalmand
    created by kathleenalmand
  • No hidden junction boxes

    Where in the NEC does it state that a homeowner can not hide an electrical box in the wall preventing service access?  I am servicing a multi-story dwelling (MDU) where a handful of owners have hidden electrical ...
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  • Unlocking the Power of Data  - the NFPA Analytics Sandbox

    At a recent NFPA Smart Home Summit, hosted by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, one could have easily been carried away by the exciting opportunities afforded by the availability of novel sensor data that have ...
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  • Using community risk reduction to help prevent disasters like the fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico

    On Wednesday our Division Manager of International Programs, Olga Calendonia, wrote an excellent blog post about the devastating fireworks explosion in Tultepec, Mexico this week, which has now claimed 35 lives a...
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  • NFPA 1300 can help fire and emergency services demonstrate that community risk reduction works

    The article "Proving Risk Reduction Works: The Case in Point" by Mark Chubb of the IAFC describes the challenge facing fire and emergency services to prove the effectiveness of community risk reduction efforts. C...
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    created by ctuttle
  • Fire Prevention/Life Safety

    Oakland, CA.  It's happened again.  How do we get people to recognize the fire hazards that surround them on a regular basis, so that they don't put themselves in harms way?  How do we educate owners, t...
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    created by dhavenshome
  • State FM Forum

      Jim Pauley kicking off the two-day State Fire Marshals Forum.  Smarter.  Safer.  Together. I'm blown away by the commitment, passion, and dedication.
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  • NFPA hosts ISO Sustainable Cities and Communities standards meetings

    NFPA is winding down a week of meetings at its conference center in Quincy, MA with members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Committee TC 268 Sustainable Cities and Communities.   Repr...
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    created by cathylongley
  • Canadians and Smart Enforcement

    We have several Canadian fire prevention personnel who have joined our Smart Enforcement conversations.  The Canadians have done some innovative work in this field - using data to inform their Community Risk Redu...
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    created by kathleenalmand
  • Working together to drive compliance: building and fire inspectors

    As the Segment Director for the enforcement community, I hear all kinds of stories about the collaboration (or lack thereof) between building and fire officials.  I'm particularly interested in hearing more from ...
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  • Economic decision-making in fire and electrical safety

    On August 17th a diverse group of fire service, building regulatory and research professionals met at NFPA to try to answer a question. In a world where decisions are increasingly being driven by dollars and cents, ho...
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    created by cathylongley
  • Five Key Things to Know About Your Burn Injury Claim

    Fire accidents are among the leading causes of domestic and industrial-related deaths in the US. Close to 1,350 deaths have been reported in the US throughout this year alone. Young children and older people are more ...
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  • Fire Marshals and Occupant Loads

    There has been a significant interest recently by our national media regarding occupant load capacities and we would like to provide the following information to the general public.  Fire Marshals are appointed b...
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    created by ssawyer
  • FIRE PROTECTION FOR MANGANESE METAL

    Dear Sir   Please advise what would be the good solution to protect warehouse storing huge quantities of manganese (mg)metal
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  • Forbes, NFPA and emerging leaders agree – data is the backbone of business today

    This spring, right about the time that NFPA was ushering in its inaugural crop of data analytics interns, Forbes Magazine came out with its list of Best Jobs in 2016. Topping the list was data science, proving that bu...
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  • Forbes, NFPA and emerging leaders agree – data is the backbone of business today

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  • So how many people can fit in a venue? Campaign and other events underscore the importance of fire code adherence

      Last week, presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized fire marshals in a few states for upholding occupancy requirements at campaign events. The story created a bit of a buzz but also an opportunity for a ...
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    created by ncomeau
  • Would you be interested in attending a follow up Smart Enforcement workshop?

    Would you be interested in attending a follow up Smart Enforcement workshop?
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