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We live in a world where flammable and combustible liquids are all around us. Gasoline, rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, hand sanitizer, and cooking oils are just a few common examples. When storing large quantities of flammable liquids, it’s
Posted: November 6, 2020, 5:38 pm
NFPA has released NFPA 1700 Guide for Structural Fire Fighting, the first NFPA document connecting fire dynamics research to response strategy, tactics, and best practices for firefighters controlling fires within a structure.    In 2014, NFPA
Posted: November 4, 2020, 6:06 pm
Portable fire extinguishers are often times our first line of defense against small fires and chances are you aren’t too far from one right now. Like any lifesaving equipment you want to ensure that it is operable at all times so it will work when
Posted: October 30, 2020, 3:00 pm
As National Cybersecurity Awareness Monthwinds down, it's a great time to look at the ways that NFPA codes and standards are addressing digital transformation and the byproduct of these solutions – the data that is being captured and
Posted: October 29, 2020, 4:42 pm
                          NFPA has released a new fact sheet in English and Spanish to help clear up misconceptions about ammonium nitrate dangers. The resource for code officials,
Posted: October 22, 2020, 7:54 pm
Recently, NFPA launched NFPA LiNK, a new digital platform that provides code information and supplementary content for professionals and practitioners who need to better understand problems and make decisions in real time while on the job. In September,
Posted: October 16, 2020, 7:20 pm
Photo: Harris County Emergency Services District No. 48   In my five years of writing blogs and other content at NFPA, there have been some themes and issues that have persistently bubbled up. One of them is building under construction fires like
Posted: October 16, 2020, 12:47 pm
      The standards above are slated to be consolidated into one overarching document in Phase 1 of the consolidation effort.   Two months ago, it was announced that the NFPA Standards Council approved a plan to consolidate
Posted: October 15, 2020, 4:30 pm
  The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA, has received two FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFGs) to study the effectiveness of fire investigator personal protective equipment (PPE) and to develop a strategic
Posted: October 14, 2020, 7:51 pm
  News outlets report that the former Our Lady of the Angels school building, located on the site of a historic Chicago fire that killed 95 people, has been outfitted with a new automatic sprinkler system.   The December 1, 1958 fire at Our
Posted: October 14, 2020, 5:22 pm