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rsolomon
Click to view content  With an anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients in communities nationwide, health care locations are being modified to provide more beds, existing buildings are being repurposed, and temporary structures are being put into service to meet impending demands. In response, NFPA has created two immediate resources to help health care engineers,… (Show more)
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dvigstol
Click to view contentAs of December 2019, our world has forever changed. A global pandemic has much of world in lockdown hoping to stem the spread of COVID-19 by practicing “social distancing.” Some of us have seen a reduction in our workload at the moment, while still others, who, in essential service roles, are putting themselves on the front lines every day working… (Show more)
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cathylongley
Click to view content  As the coronavirus dominates news reports, conversations, video chats, and social media threads - most people are reaching their saturation point.   The pandemic took hold in the US, just as much of the country was emerging from winter hibernation – a time typically spent watching TV or staying current on Netflix. With government restrictions,… (Show more)
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kbreed
While we owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees in this war against COVID-19, we should also offer a tip of the hat to the data scientists working in the background. If you’re a nerd (and proud of it) like me, then you know it has been impossible not to be fascinated by all… (Show more)
kbreed
Click to view contentWhile we owe an immeasurable debt of gratitude to our healthcare workers, first responders, and grocery store employees in this war against COVID-19, we should also offer a tip of the hat to the data scientists working in the background. If you’re a nerd (and proud of it) like me, then you know it has been impossible not to be fascinated by all… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentWithin just the last few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. New federal guidelines have appeared to combat COVID-19, the deadly and contagious coronavirus. Governors of many states have banned large gatherings, advising weeks or months of shelter-in-place, and mandating the closure of all but essential businesses. All Americans have had to… (Show more)
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jmontes
Click to view contentAs COVID-19 continues to steadily spread around the world, infection control has become a critically important topic. EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and law enforcement officers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released a tip sheet that highlights information within NFPA 1581,… (Show more)
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ahart
In my recent NFPA Journal columns and in the many engaging conversations I have had with people around the world, I have talked about how NFPA continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our diverse global audiences. We are committed to knowing what matters most to you, listening carefully to what your needs are, and working… (Show more)
kevincarr
Click to view content  While remote video inspection (RVI) is new to many, it can represent an effective alternative to an on-site inspection, enabling one or more parties to remotely perform an inspection of a building or building component. As code officials, enforcers, and inspectors work to ensure building safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, NFPA has created a… (Show more)
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lorrainecarli
Click to view content  “Home fire sprinklers are like having the fire department sitting in your living room, waiting for a fire to occur.”   This quote from Delaware Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio in a recent article in the Dover Post emphasizes just how crucial fire sprinklers are in protecting lives and property in a fire, to fire sprinkler advocates.  … (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, is being published for public review and comment: Proposed TIA No. 1502, referencing 356.10(8) of the 2020 edition Anyone may submit a comment on this proposed TIA by the May 11, 2020 comment closing date.  Along with your comment, please identify… (Show more)
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jesseroman
Click to view contenthttps://nfpa.libsyn.com/the-covid-19-crisis-in-europe On the NFPA Journal Podcast this week, Pieter Maes, a firefighter EMT at the Brussels fire department in Belgium, talks about the extraordinary steps that emergency responders in this European capital are taking to prepare for the onslaught of the Coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has forced… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentMany people miss the point of providing a workplace that is free of electrical hazards for an employee. The main point of the federal law as well as NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is to not put an employee’s life at risk when it is not absolutely necessary to do so. Electrocution was a known electrical hazard prior to… (Show more)
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