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freddurso
Click to view contentSource: WFMJ   Five children--ranging in age from one to nine years old--died in a horrific home fire in Youngstown, Ohio, this month. At the time of this post, the children's mother remains in critical condition at a Cleveland burn center after she leaped from a second-story window and roof to escape the flames.    "I don't think she knows… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view content  It is good to hear that this blog is getting those involved with electrical safety to think and talk about what they are doing to protect employees from electrical injury. I have been asked to explain what it means to use the hierarchy of risk controls regardless of a policy requiring the establishment of an electrically safe work condition… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentGetty Images From Asia to Africa and even in the United States, informal settlements—often called slums or shantytowns—house the urban poor. With no building codes governing the construction of homes inside these areas, the use of open flames for heating and cooking, and high rates of drinking and smoking, fire is an ever-present threat. The… (Show more)
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freddurso
Click to view contentThe following commentary is from Steve Leyton, president of Protection Design and Consulting:    I read your summary of the Geneva, Illinois, council action and Bill Webb’s comments regarding homebuilder misrepresentations of costs. Please remember that although most conversations are definitely corrupted by misinformation by the National… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentNew equipment is added to a facility. Knowledge gained while working through an issue drives change in safety standards. Employees with different backgrounds and from different generations have dissimilar learning styles. Electrical safety is not a static field, it is more dynamic than often believed. How do you evaluate your electrical safety… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentIf the National Electrical Code® (NEC®)covers the installation of electrical equipment and provides for the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity and NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®addresses electrical safety-related work practices for employee workplaces then… (Show more)
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meredithhawes
Click to view contentOver 200 public education and community risk reduction specialists from 14 states gathered in Edison, New Jersey this week to hear from a variety of subject matter experts from across nine states at the Mid-Atlantic Safety Summit.  Topics included; the ABC's of Public Education Messaging, an update on NPFA 3000, the Remembering When Program, an… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentNFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®: NFPA 72, Errata 72-19-1, referencing Table A.18.4.4, A.24.12, and A.24.12.2, of the 2019 edition.  Issued: November 21, 2018   An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The December 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New potential project on Fuel Gases Detection Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 72 and NFPA 291 Tentative Interim Amendments issued on NFPA 20 Errata issued on NFPA 72 and NFPA 1964 Committees… (Show more)
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bcollins
Click to view contentNFPA’s EFFECT (Exterior Façade Fire Evaluation and Comparison Tool) has won an Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The world’s premiere authority on skyscrapers honors best in class tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations that have emerged during the calendar year and impressed… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentEvery year I am amazed as how early in the season I see Christmas decorations for sale. This year I saw several locations displaying Christmas trees for sale as early as November 15. Like consumers, fire inspectors are also facing holiday issues long before the actual holiday date, sometimes months in advance. Retail stores, restaurants, and… (Show more)
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michaelwixted
Click to view content  NFPA 2400®, Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Used for Public Safety Operations has been released to help public safety officials integrate drones into their emergency response. The new body of knowledge supports police, fire and EMS authorities as they put forth sUAS programs that are based on industry standards; and… (Show more)
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