Today’s post is from NFPA staff, Jacqueline Wilmot (@JWilmot_NFPA). Jacqueline is a Fire Protection Engineer in the Building and Life Safety Department where she serves as Staff Liaison to multiple NFPA Technical Committees, including Commissioning and Integrated Testing responsible for the development of NFPA 3 and NFPA 4. Most recently,… Show more
How bad has the fire problem been in Virginia this year? Consider this: since the start of 2018, about one resident has died every four days from fire. State data points to a 40 percent increase in civilian fire fatalities when comparing 2018 first-quarter fire data with last year's. "We need to be mindful of the fire risks in our homes,"… Show more
Purpose: Responsible for mechanical engineering projects from conception through construction, including project management, the establishment of scope, design criteria and program requirements, schematic and conceptual design, final design, construction plans and specifications, bidding and construction award, shop drawing reviews, construction… Show more
In a recent project, during a pre-inspection of the job site, a question was raised regarding the shut down of fans during a fire event. In an ICU unit, contained within a single smoke compartment, the isolation fan for the AII rooms must be kept running during the fire event due to health concerns. However, general exhaust fans, contributing just… Show more
When it comes to wildfire, communities all across the globe are continuing to find ways to work together to prepare ahead and reduce their risk. In Tuesday’s session at NFPA’s Conference & Expo, “A Little Help From Your Friends: Lessons Learned from Wildfire Engagement Campaigns from Around the World,” panel members Faith Berry and Lucian… Show more
Good to learn of Preparedness Days in several countries. Creating defensible space is such a great concept that needs to be marketed to residents in bushfire-prone areas. Garden clubs may be a useful way to get the message out to more householders, especially women, who are often the ones who are the keen gardeners in the family. A garden that…
NFPA code Chapter 400 relative to proximity of equipment, valves, etc, of dissimilar chemicals. Particularly Sulfuric acid 93% and Sodium Hydroxide 50%.