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freddurso
Which of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog:    5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs in on city council's anti-sprinkler vote   4. State approves new building and fire codes but strips them of key safety requirements   3. New NFPA… (Show more)
freddurso
Click to view contentWhich of our stories on home fires and fire sprinklers got the most attention in 2018? Here's a recap of our five most popular posts appearing on this blog:    5. Station Nightclub survivor weighs in on city council's anti-sprinkler vote   4. State approves new building and fire codes but strips them of key safety requirements   3. New NFPA… (Show more)
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dvigstol
  Is the electrical industry 'qualified' for safety in the same way we require workers to be qualified? NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace provides a definition for a "qualified person" and requires that only qualified workers perform work involving electrical hazards. However, the fact remains that in many aspects, the… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIA) on the 2019 edition of NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.  These TIAs was issued by the Council on November 6, 2018: NFPA 20, TIA 19-1, referencing 10.10.3.5, on the 2019 edition NFPA 20, TIA 19-2,… (Show more)
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freddurso
Click to view contentIt's an unfortunate fact that the media doesn't typically crave success stories. Reporters are more inclined to cover stories on destruction, accidents, or system failures and less likely to underscore when something went right. Think about the number of recent stories on catastrophic home fires you may have seen or watched, and compare them to… (Show more)
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averzoni
Click to view contentGetty Images As California recovers from its worst wildfire season on record, the landmark report released in October by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) carries even more weight. NFPA Journal covered the release of the UN climate change report in the "International" sectionof Dispatches in its… (Show more)
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debrarose
Click to view contentCompletely revised to support the reorganized standard,  the new Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook helps you implement the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 smoothly and efficiently. In a major update, NFPA 13 has been fully reorganized by structuring the technical content in the order you need to do your job. The handbook provides essential know-how… (Show more)
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faithberry
  You can create a wildfire success story in your own community by participating in wildfire safety project work on Wildfire Prep Day. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day this year it is May 4, 2019. NFPA® will again be offering project funding awards to 150 communities across the United States. Each of these $500 awards provided with past… (Show more)
in Fire Break
freddurso
Click to view contentNFPA has gotten word that two more towns have passed requirements for home fire sprinklers this year. Dayton, Maine, and Washougal, Washington, have joined nearly a half-dozen other towns that are installing sprinklers in their new homes. (Nearby Camas, Washington, approved their own sprinkler ordinance in 2016.) Others that have made the list… (Show more)
in FSI
kristinbigda
This Live Q&A session guided users through where to find the requirements in the code for fire protection systems and how to navigate NFPA 1's chapter 13 and other occupancy specific requirements for fire protection systems. We also addressed how to locate provisions for standpipes, automatic sprinklers, fire pumps, fire extinguishers and fire… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
freddurso
“People are at risk of a fire anywhere they live, work, or recreate. But residential fires have accounted for almost all of the loss of life in our community,” Las Vegas Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Robert Nolan told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. While those statements are applicable in far too many U.S. cities, the news outlet focused its… (Show more)
freddurso
Click to view content“People are at risk of a fire anywhere they live, work, or recreate. But residential fires have accounted for almost all of the loss of life in our community,” Las Vegas Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Robert Nolan told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. While those statements are applicable in far too many U.S. cities, the news outlet focused its… (Show more)
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jrodowicz
Click to view contentEarly on the morning of December 13, 1977 a fire broke out in the Aquinas Hall dormitory at Providence College in Providence, RI. Ten female students died as a result of this incident.   Pictured here: The rear view of the dormitory where two women died after jumping from a window on the third floor, in the room where the fire started. From… (Show more)
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