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kristinbigda
Click to view contentChatting with representatives from the college and university community last week reminded me of another topic I often get questions about and that is regarding the application of NFPA 1 to laboratories on college campuses. First, laboratories must be assigned a proper occupancy classification. In NFPA 1 there is no separate occupancy… (Show more)
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ccoache
Click to view contentThere must be an increase in the need to perform justified, energized work on equipment with high incident energy levels. Questions have come in regarding the restriction for incident energies above 40 cal/cm2. Many believed that NFPA 70E®, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® requirements “really” only applied above 40 cal/cm2. Others… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentSeventy-six years ago today, an early morning fire at the Luongo’s Tap restaurant in Boston, MA took the lives of six firefighters and injured forty-five others. The fire started in the ceiling above the kitchen on the first floor of the building owned by the Luongo family. The incident had escalated quickly to 3 alarms when the brick wall on the… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view content[Update: Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST - Since Monday's post, the Camp Fire has destroyed over 9,700 residential homes and 290 commercial structures. It currently stands at 141,000 acres burned with 40% containment. 63 fatalities are attributed to the fire. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 548 residences and is at 98,362 acres burned with 62% containment.… (Show more)
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freddurso
The following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long way in listening to and taking care of our disabled population; however, we can and should be doing better. Whether it's construction… (Show more)
freddurso
The following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long way in listening to and taking care of our disabled population; however, we can and should be doing better. Whether it's construction… (Show more)
freddurso
Click to view contentThe following commentary was written by Michael Wilson, state coordinator for the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. The board is a member of the New Jersey Fire Sprinkler Coalition:   We have come a long way in listening to and taking care of our disabled population; however, we can and should be doing better. Whether it's construction… (Show more)
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jesseroman
Click to view contentEach year, NFPA compiles a list of the costliest fires in the United States, a list increasingly dominated by destructive wildfires; 2017 was no different.   According to the NFPA report, “Large-Loss Fires and Explosions,” published in the November/December issue of NFPA Journal, 2017’s most destructive fires were both what experts call “fire… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
Click to view contentIf you’re interested in learning more about how NFPA’s educational messaging is created, how to use the Educational Messages Desk Reference, and details on the newest additions to the document, then you’ll want to listen to an interview in which I was the guest on CRR radio. Ed Comeau, a former fire investigator whose firm, Writer-Tech.com… (Show more)
in Safety Source
luciandeaton
[Update: Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST - Since Monday's post, the Camp Fire has destroyed over 9,700 residential homes and 290 commercial structures. It currently stands at 141,000 acres burned with 40% containment. 63 fatalities are attributed to the fire. The Woolsey Fire has destroyed 548 residences and is at 98,362 acres burned with 62% containment.… (Show more)
lisabraxton
Click to view contentSparky the Fire Dog® and his friend Simon, the smoke alarm tester, were the talk of a primary school in Tehran, Iran, recently as part of Fire Prevention Week. Fire officials, including Abbas Khadangi (far left) and public educator Neda Hajikhanian (right) presented the Look, Listen, Learn theme to the children in both English and Persian. Neda… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
Click to view contentThe November 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New project on Fuel Gases Detection Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 31, NFPA 130, NFPA 1964, and NFPA 1971 Standards seeking public input and public comment Committees seeking members… (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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