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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)
in FSI
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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bcollins
Click to view contentNFPA’s EFFECT (Exterior Façade Fire Evaluation and Comparison Tool) has won an Innovation Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The world’s premiere authority on skyscrapers honors best in class tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies, and innovations that have emerged during the calendar year and impressed… (Show more)
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debbiebaio
The December 2018 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available. In this issue: New potential project on Fuel Gases Detection Proposed Tentative Interim Amendments seeking comments on NFPA 72 and NFPA 291 Tentative Interim Amendments issued on NFPA 20 Errata issued on NFPA 72 and NFPA 1964 Committees… (Show more)
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freddurso
Click to view contentSource: WFMJ   Five children--ranging in age from one to nine years old--died in a horrific home fire in Youngstown, Ohio, this month. At the time of this post, the children's mother remains in critical condition at a Cleveland burn center after she leaped from a second-story window and roof to escape the flames.    "I don't think she knows… (Show more)
in FSI
ccoache
Click to view content  It is good to hear that this blog is getting those involved with electrical safety to think and talk about what they are doing to protect employees from electrical injury. I have been asked to explain what it means to use the hierarchy of risk controls regardless of a policy requiring the establishment of an electrically safe work condition… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
averzoni
Click to view contentGetty Images From Asia to Africa and even in the United States, informal settlements—often called slums or shantytowns—house the urban poor. With no building codes governing the construction of homes inside these areas, the use of open flames for heating and cooking, and high rates of drinking and smoking, fire is an ever-present threat. The… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
kristinbigda
Click to view contentEvery year I am amazed as how early in the season I see Christmas decorations for sale. This year I saw several locations displaying Christmas trees for sale as early as November 15. Like consumers, fire inspectors are also facing holiday issues long before the actual holiday date, sometimes months in advance. Retail stores, restaurants, and… (Show more)
in NFPA Today
debbiebaio
Click to view contentNFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®: NFPA 72, Errata 72-19-1, referencing Table A.18.4.4, A.24.12, and A.24.12.2, of the 2019 edition.  Issued: November 21, 2018   An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in NFPA News, Codes Online, and included in any further… (Show more)
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