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dgursha
OSHA addresses Toxic and Hazardous Substances in the “Z” tables (29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z-Toxic and Hazardous Substances). When questions arise related to hazardous materials, NFPA 400-Hazardous Materials Code can provide some additional technical information.   One of the most frequent questions we are asked about hazardous materials is what… (Show more)
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bprince
  New cooking and smoke alarms technologies, as well as other smart home technologies, can all play a significant role in strengthening home fire prevention and safety. NFPA has partnered with the Vision 20/20 Project and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to host a webinar that will address these new developments and their… (Show more)
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jesseroman
Not many years ago, buildings 10 stories or higher made primarily of wood would have been unthinkable. Today, hundreds of these tall wooden structures are being built in the United Kingdom alone, and many more are planned around the globe, including some truly massive structures with heights in excess of 50 stories.  While architects and… (Show more)
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freddurso
Developers need to know that installing fire sprinklers in their new homes can be a financial win. Serious dollars can be saved via reducing construction and infrastructure costs if sprinklers are included in new homes. If you're lacking the tools or strategy to pitch these incentives to your local developers or decision makers, new resources can… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
How do fire departments fit effective messaging into a tweet, infographic, press release, or advertisement? NFPA Regional Education Specialist Meredith Hawes explains in the webinar, “The ABCs of Educational Messaging.” This timely webinar, taking place as fire and life safety educators prepare for Fire Prevention Week, is set for Tuesday, August… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
The just released 2018 edition of the NFPA Educational Messages Desk Reference for the Fire Service and Fire and Life Safety Educators includes a new chapter devoted to messaging on safety from wildfires. The chapter includes three sections–Wildfire Prevention, Protecting Homes from Wildfires, and Community-wide Wildfire Safety–and is designed to… (Show more)
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freddurso
A big complaint from our safety advocates is that fire sprinkler activations don't get nearly as much media play as home fires. Or, when an activation occurs, the media focuses more on the "damage" than what was actually prevented.    Giving credit where credit is due, we highlight the following media outlets who have prominently--and… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA) for NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, and NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture, are being published for public review and comments: NFPA 110, proposed TIA No. 1388,… (Show more)
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faithberry
Photo by Faith Berry   Many of us are making last minute vacation plans, before the kids go back to college or school, and cooler weather sets in.  To make good memories there are some safety tips to keep in mind.   Before heading down the road, make sure that you left things in order at home, in case a wildfire occurs while you are away. Some… (Show more)
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tracyvecchiarelli
  The new and VASTLY improved NFPA 150, Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities Code is now available! The total rewrite took about 3 years to complete, with task groups, committee meetings, and input from industry experts. The new edition is easier to navigate, adopt, and enforce. NEW ANIMAL CATEGORIES: The document has evolved quite… (Show more)
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lisabraxton
The August issue of Safety Source, NFPA’s public education newsletter, is now available. In this issue you will find: All the resources you’ll need to raise awareness on fire and life safety during Fire Prevention Week Details on the partnership between NFPA and Domino’s Pizza for fire departments to deliver free FPW materials to residents along… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The August 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue:   New project being explored on fire service personnel professional qualifications Proposed TIAs seeking comments on NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 260 TIA issued on NFPA 1982 Errata issued on NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 70, and NFPA 85… (Show more)
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freddurso
There's growing concern pertaining to chemical flame retardants used in upholstered furniture. While aiming to improve fire safety at home, these chemicals have gotten the attention of health advocates, who highlight research linking these chemicals to cancer and other ailments. Striking the right balance between fire safety and health concerns is… (Show more)
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