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                Please note that the live stream of the NFPA Standards Council hearings has experienced unforeseen issues. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for
Posted: August 15, 2017, 3:12 pm
It's time for a flashback Friday! I am out of the office for a couple more Fridays, returning from maternity leave at the end of August.  In the past months, at least two major fires have occurred in the greater Boston area in buildings under
Posted: August 11, 2017, 6:39 pm
Hello – Happy Friday! Today’s post comes to you from Eric Nette, Engineer in the Industrial and Chemical Engineering Department, at NFPA. Special thanks to Eric for his contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity leave, and
Posted: August 4, 2017, 2:40 pm
The NFPA Standards Council considered the issuance of a proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) on the 2017 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. This TIA was issued by the Council on July 18, 2017: NFPA 70, TIA 17-5, referencing 220.12,
Posted: August 3, 2017, 8:07 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: July 28, 2017, 7:42 pm
The July 2017 issue of NFPA News, our free monthly codes and standards newsletter, is now available.   In this issue: Comments sought on proposed TIAs to NFPA 1582 and NFPA 1994 New project on fire test for wall panels being considered Current
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:04 pm
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Jacqueline Wilmot, Fire Protection Engineer in the Fire Protection Systems Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Jacqueline for her contribution to this blog while I am out on
Posted: July 14, 2017, 1:17 pm
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Laura Moreno, Engineer in the Industrial and Chemical Engineering Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Laura for her contribution to this blog while I am out on maternity
Posted: July 7, 2017, 6:05 pm
The following proposed Tentative Interim Amendment  (TIA) for NFPA 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, is being published for public review and comment:   NFPA 1582, proposed TIA No. 1297,
Posted: July 7, 2017, 2:04 pm
NFPA is considering the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard addressing the combustibility of exterior and interior wall panels. This test method would be based on the existing 16 ft. Parallel Panel Test from the FM Approvals Standard 4880,
Posted: July 6, 2017, 4:52 pm
It's the Friday before the long 4th of July holiday weekend; the most festive and celebrated weekend of the summer.  I'm sure that thinking about fire safety may not be the first thing on everyone's mind.     However, the impacts of
Posted: June 30, 2017, 1:48 pm
Hello – Happy Friday!  Today’s post comes to you from Tracy Vecchiarelli, Senior Fire Protection Engineer in the Building Fire Protection and Life Safety Department, at NFPA.  Special thanks to Tracy for her contribution to this
Posted: June 16, 2017, 6:43 pm
NFPA has released a free 1st Responder Connection App for firefighters, EMS, command staff, wildland fire personnel, public educators and AHJs that offers in-the-palm-of-your-hand access to best practices, safety tips, and relevant emergency response
Posted: June 15, 2017, 9:41 pm
Early this morning, as members of Congress practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game at a ballfield in Alexandria, Virginia, an active shooter fired between 50 and 100 rounds from a semi-automatic weapon, according to ABC News. Anthony Scalise
Posted: June 14, 2017, 6:35 pm
During the 2017 Conference & Expo in Boston, the Standards Quest took participants through a journey of the Standards Development Process.  Participants answered questions on the Public Input, Public Comment, Technical Meeting (NITMAM), and
Posted: June 13, 2017, 8:17 pm