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The following two proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 59A, Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG); and NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems, are being
Posted: November 11, 2019, 7:45 pm
I don't find March too appealing. It's a long, cold month. Today it has barely reached 32 degrees with a balmy windchill of 22 degrees here in Quincy, MA.  Last week us New Englanders were soaking up the sun and near record heat.  How quickly
Posted: October 29, 2019, 7:13 pm
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Brian O'Connor, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Brian for his contribution to this blog while I am out on
Posted: October 29, 2019, 7:13 pm
  NFPA is developing a free public safety drone compliance program with immersive training and a searchable knowledgebase - thanks to a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from FEMA. Fire departments are increasingly using drones for structural
Posted: October 28, 2019, 2:46 pm
One of the most notable features about NFPA’s standards development process is that it is a full, open, consensus-based process that encourages public participation in the development of its standards. A great way for your voice to be heard is to
Posted: October 17, 2019, 9:00 pm
The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA is overseeing a two-year project on the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event – thanks to Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from FEMA.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 7:42 pm
NFPA has issued the following errata on NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®: NFPA 70, Errata 70-20-1, referencing 700.16(B) of the 2020 edition, issued on October 10, 2019 An errata is a correction issued to an NFPA Standard, published in
Posted: October 17, 2019, 6:00 pm
  As so often is the case when you work in building and life safety, and strive to bring attention to potential hazards, a tragic incident has occurred to underscore the concerns and opportunities noted in this blog. Newsweek reports that, a
Posted: October 14, 2019, 9:58 pm
The following three proposed Tentative Interim Amendments (TIAs) for NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, and NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire
Posted: October 1, 2019, 9:13 pm
  A tragic fire at Hospital Badim in Rio de Janeiro killed 11 patients last week.   We have taken a different approach with this blog than what we normally do. Security camera video obtained by various Brazil news outlets gives an inside
Posted: September 19, 2019, 8:22 pm