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Debra Baio
The Report of the Motions Committee addresses five Fall 2017 NFPA Standards with certified amending motions that may be presented at the NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session) in Las Vegas, NV on June 11-14, 2018:  NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations  NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and… (Show more)
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Susan McKelvey
  Last month, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued an emergency action requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have an emergency power plan. This includes acquisition of generator capacity that ensures ambient temperatures of 80 degrees or less for a four-day period in the event of electrical power loss. The plan also mandates… (Show more)
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Ed Conlin
  The NFPA Standards Council has received a New Project Initiation Request from the fire service asking NFPA consider developing an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish the minimum requirements for the effective contamination control of fire department personal, their personal protective equipment (PPE), accessories, and equipment.   … (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
A Virginia podcast producer came up with an innovative way to share this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme with his listeners. Alan Raflo integrated part of NFPA’s Fire Safety Video for Kids (Little Rosalie) into his Virginia Water Radio podcast in an episode about Fire Prevention Week. The podcast episode also featured a series of safety related… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo of page from Quickseries Publishing   In honor of Fire Prevention Week and thanks to the good work of the Mid-Atlantic Forest Fire Protection Compact and the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission along with QuickSeries Publishing, a free mobile app in both English and Spanish is now available to help people prepare for and recover… (Show more)
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Lisa Braxton
Hidden Valley Elementary School won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest. Third grade students throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, school system were asked to create bulletin boards focusing on the 2017 FPW theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™ The first place win included an awards… (Show more)
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Gregory Harrington
I’ve had a couple questions come across my desk asking what the Life Safety Code would require for wall construction to subdivide a building into separate smaller “buildings.” This subdivision is for the purposes of avoiding a requirement for automatic sprinkler protection by reducing the height or area of the smaller buildings to below the… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
Current wildfires around Coimbra, Portugal, have claimed over 30 lives in a country still coming to terms with the loss of 64 people in wildfires this summer. It is a hard and painful truth that the impacts of wildfire are shared globally, as we here in the United States see official reports of 41 deaths in California from wildfires that continue… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
It's not everyday you hear about a homebuilder having positive things to say about home fire sprinklers. However, that's exactly what happened following an installation in Boxford, Massachusetts.    An article appearing in Sprinkler Age, the magazine for the American Fire Sprinkler Association, highlights a couple who wanted to create a home that… (Show more)
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Susan McKelvey
John Sullivan, deputy chief of the Worcester Fire Department/vice chair of the IAFC health and safety section, discusses why it's so important for firefighters to get physical exams each year.  The average age of a first heart attack for the general population is 66. For the fire service, it’s 49. It’s a sobering statistic that underscores the… (Show more)
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Lorraine Carli
  Earlier this month I attended the 29th Phoenix World Burn Congress (PWBC), the largest gathering of the burn survivor community. It is a poignant reminder of why fire prevention and life safety is so important. This is the annual gathering of those impacted by fire – survivors, caretakers, healthcare professionals, fire service - supporting one… (Show more)
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Cathy Longley
  “This weekend we lost a truly nice and genuine man whose passing marks the end of a legacy for the fire service,” NFPA’s Fire Service Segment Director Ken Willette said after hearing that former Phoenix Fire Chief and fire services icon Alan Brunacini died this weekend at age 80.   Chief Brunacini began his career in 1958 as a firefighter,… (Show more)
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Susan McKelvey
In 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®, which requires compliance with the 2010 edition of NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives. As of January 1, 2017, all healthcare facility managers who work in hospital settings must comply with NFPA 80.… (Show more)
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