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Debra Baio
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) for the 2016 and proposed 2019 editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, is being published for public review and comment:   proposed TIA No. 1351, referencing Table 17.2.2.1 (2016 edition) and Table 22.5 (proposed 2019 edition) Anyone may submit a comment on… (Show more)
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Meghan Housewright
  American consumers expect safety to be a high priority for their government leaders. This is something the Policy Institute learned this summer by commissioning an independent telephone survey of over 1000 U.S. residents to learn their views and expectations on adopting fire and electrical safety codes and keeping those codes up-to-date.… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has taken the guesswork out of creating a live fire/sprinkler demonstration via its free, downloadable guide. Following the success of this resource, HFSC has created its latest tool: a step-by-step guide for building your own home fire sprinkler display.   The display mimics a fire sprinkler riser in… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Stonesifer, from the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station, will be speaking about; “Federal fire managers’ perceptions of the importance,… (Show more)
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Christina Withrow
Exciting news, everyone! Preparing for your Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Certification has never been easier! NFPA’s CFPS Practice Exam has been given a full overhaul. The CFPS Practice Exam is now 100 questions and includes brand new questions not found on the old practice exam! The new CFPS Practice Exam matches the content and… (Show more)
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Jay Polito
Jubail Industrial College (JIC) signed a Training Agreement with National Fire Protection Association Inc. (NFPA), a Massachusetts Not-for-Profit Corporation with offices at 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA, USA 02169-7471 to deliver 5 day NFPA Code Seminars, and 5 day NFPA Certification Seminars.   NFPA is responsible for 380 fire codes and… (Show more)
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Kathleen Almand
Fire protection engineering students are not strangers to NFPA.  We have a very long history of hiring interns and co-ops from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fire protection engineering program, some of whom have become employees here.  More recently we have expanded our WPI relationship and data science interns are now interning with us and… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
NFPA has released its latest "Home Structure Fires" report. As is the case with its previous reports on this topic, the data is a cause for concern.    Here are some of the highlights from the new report:    NFPA estimates that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 358,500 home structure fires per year during the five-year-period of… (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
I will be the first to admit that I am no expert on wildfire protection. In fact, my area of focus is usually in building and life safety and passive fire protection methods, far from the world of wildfires. But, working with NFPA 1 has required me to expand my knowledge of other fire protection topics as the Fire Code is all encompassing when it… (Show more)
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Joseph Gochal
A little more than 14 months into a 2-year, 1.3 million dollar Assistance for Firefighters Grant from FEMA, NFPA has entered a new phase of development for the National Fire Data System with Applied Geographics, Inc. (AppGeo), a company specializing in geospatial information technologies, data integrations, analytics, and custom solutions.  … (Show more)
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Kristin Bigda
  (Please note, the current edition of NFPA 1 is now the 2018 edition. This new edition is available to view online for free at www.nfpa.org/1. All future Fire Code Friday posts will reference the 2018 edition unless specifically noted.) We are approaching the "most wonderful time of the year" but also a potentially dangerous time of the year.… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
 As homeowners in wildfire prone areas continue to search for ways to reduce potential home ignitions during a wildfire, the October edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), provides… (Show more)
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Fred Durso
Keith Flood (second from right) is the 2017 recipient of the Bringing Safety Home Award. Honoring Flood during NFPA's recent Sprinkler Coalition Chair Summit was (from left) Fred Durso, communications manager for NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative; Tim Travers, NFPA regional sprinkler specialist; NFPA President Jim Pauley; and Lorraine Carli, NFPA… (Show more)
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