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NFPA has issued the following errata on the 2018 edition of NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code; and on the Second Draft Report (Fall 2018) to NFPA 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations
Posted: October 8, 2018, 6:53 pm
The October 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 Tentative Interim Amendments seeking
Posted: October 4, 2018, 4:49 pm
The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard to establish requirements for professional qualifications for fire service support personnel. Specifically, it is anticipated
Posted: September 28, 2018, 8:10 pm
The First Draft Reports for NFPA Standards in the Fall 2019 revision cycle are available. Review the First Draft Reports for use as background in the submission of public comments. To submit a public comment using the  submission system, go to the
Posted: September 26, 2018, 7:22 pm
  In the wake of a massive fire at the 200-year old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, cultural leaders, fire officials, life safety authorities, and the press have zeroed in on the widespread underfunding of cultural institutions; the
Posted: September 14, 2018, 6:07 pm
At its August 2018 meeting, the NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of several proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs). The following TIAs on NFPA 1, NFPA 13, NFPA 22, NFPA 25, NFPA 30B, NFPA 68, NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 1994, and NFPA 1999
Posted: August 23, 2018, 4:20 pm
The issue of temperature usually comes up in any discussion of sprinklers and sprinkler systems, and NFPA receives a great deal of questions related to the required temperature rating for sprinklers. This is important because any sprinkler that is
Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:09 pm
  This week I was in Nashville, TN attending the SES Annual Conference. I am grateful for the opportunity to have attended this conference and network with other professionals who use and develop standards like those developed by NFPA. And I had
Posted: August 10, 2018, 6:08 pm
  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
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:56 pm
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
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:55 pm
The newest edition of our oldest standard, NFPA 13, Installation of Sprinkler Systems, underwent a significant reorganization. Making sure the standard's users easily find what they're looking for, NFPA 13 Staff Liaison David Hague recently
Posted: July 27, 2018, 6:24 pm
Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years and were thought to have been eradicated in the developed world around 1940. However, since about 1995, there has been a resurgence, most likely due to a number of reasons such as the banning of certain
Posted: July 27, 2018, 4:08 pm
NFPA Regional Director Russ Sanders was honored with the 2018 Everett Hudiburg Award by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Executive Board. The prestigious award recognizes an individual who has made significant
Posted: July 23, 2018, 2:19 pm
Nine-fold. That’s how great the increase was in residential battery energy storage system (ESS) installations from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, according to PV Magazine. Homeowners are not the only ones going gaga over green technology. State officials and
Posted: July 20, 2018, 6:23 pm
  Staying up-to-speed on new hazards, changing technologies, best practices, and the codes that ensure safety, can be a full-time job for those that work in the building, life safety, and emergency response realm.   To help authorities and
Posted: June 13, 2018, 12:06 am