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kristinbigda
As the name implies, NFPA 80 provides requirements for more than just fire doors.  The installation, inspection, testing, and maintenance of other opening protectives such as fire windows, glass block assemblies, fabric fire safety curtains and fire dampers are also included within the scope of NFPA 80.   Three editions ago (2007), the… (Show more)
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lcapland
Click to view contentThe student reception held at this week’s NFPA Conference & Expo was an opportunity for NFPA student members and student conference attendees to learn more about career development and connect with other professionals and potential employers.   During the event, students heard from NFPA President and CEO, Jim Pauley, and NFPA Vice President of… (Show more)
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gmazal
Click to view contentCuando los sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua funcionan correctamente, reducen significativamente la probabilidad de pérdida de vida y lesiones en caso de un incendio. Como tal, es crítico que las personas responsables por la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de las condiciones de estos rociadores tengan un conocimiento… (Show more)
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lcapland
Click to view contentHow can you leverage social media to champion the life-saving power of home fire sprinklers? The answer to this question was the focus of Changing the Conversation and Raising Awareness for Fire Sprinklers #fastestwater, a well-attended session at the NFPA conference and Expo yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. Presenting was Vickie Pritchett, the… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
Click to view contentAre you responsible for enforcing apartment buildings where residents want to use grills?  Have you been faced with landlords or condo associations who are seeking education on the risk of grills and cooking appliances?  Do you see office buildings with grilling/patio areas located too close to the building? Why does a Fire Code care about the… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  This week, NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, was released as a resource to help authorities determine what kind of emergencies are occurring in their communities, where they’re happening, and to whom. NFPA 1300 provides guidance on conducting a community risk assessment (CRA),… (Show more)
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pfoley
During today's NFPA Technical Meeting in San Antonio, the following action has taken place on NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems 25-1 Motion to Accept Public Comment No. 49 failed. 25-2 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 42 failed. 25-3 Motion to Reject Second Revision No. 63… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentFrom Fire Command vol.39, no.9 (1972): “On June 17, a four-alarm fire in the former Hotel Vendome became the worst tragedy in Boston Fire Department history when a portion of the building collapsed, killing nine fire fighters. The old hotel was being converted into apartments when the fire occurred.”   For more information regarding this and other… (Show more)
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msnow
Click to view contentThe Firewise USA® program is thriving in the City of Ashland, Oregon. The city boasts one of the highest numbers of Firewise sites in the country. When I reached out to learn more about how Ashland continues to keep people participating in wildfire risk reduction, I found out that it has a lot to do with the residents themselves. Ashland is a… (Show more)
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kristinbigda
This past Monday, February 13, a fire broke out in the Mickey & Friends parking garage at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  The fire was reported to officials prior to 5 p.m. While the exact source of the fire is still under investigation, news sources are reporting that officials have targeted one or two vehicles where the fire may have started.  The… (Show more)
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susanmckelvey
Click to view content  NFPA released its annual “U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in the United States” report today in coordination with a presentation by Rita Fahy, manager of NFPA’s applied research division, at NFPA’s conference in San Antonio. According to the report, a total of 64 U.S. firefighter fatalities while on duty in 2018. This continues a five-year trend of… (Show more)
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laurenbackstrom
Click to view contentAt NFPA’s Conference & Expo in 2018, Jim Pauley introduced attendees to the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, telling them "we have failed to connect the dots. While everyone is so focused on their particular aspects of incidents, collectively, we have forgotten that safety is a system – not a singular action, piece of equipment, or event.”   At this… (Show more)
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laurenbackstrom
Click to view contentA reception, dinner, and awards night was held Tuesday night at NFPA Conference & Expo in San Antonio, meant to congratulate and thank several National Electrical Code committee members for their outstanding service. First up, the newest NEC Quarter Century Club recipients were honored, to all of those who have been involved with the NEC for 25… (Show more)
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