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As I sit here finalizing the remainder of my work for 2017 before the NFPA holiday shutdown, I first can’t believe that the year is coming to a close (didn’t it just start?) and also can’t help but look back on all of the stories and
Posted: December 21, 2017, 8:33 pm
It can be hard to keep track of code development and stay up to date with the latest and greatest editions of codes and standards as they are released. NFPA 1, like a majority of NFPA codes and standards, is revised on a three year revision cycle.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 3:29 pm
  (Please note, the current edition of NFPA 1 is now the 2018 edition. This new edition is available to view online for free at www.nfpa.org/1. All future Fire Code Friday posts will reference the 2018 edition unless specifically noted.) We are
Posted: November 17, 2017, 1:04 pm
This week I had a coworker ask me about whether or not they could have hay bales on display as part of a fall holiday event they were planning.  Working at NFPA makes me very thankful that we have staff who are careful and aware enough to ask us
Posted: September 22, 2017, 6:03 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
Many exciting changes are coming to the 2018 edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code, that will address a number of new technical topics as well as revise and expand on existing topics.  Changes such as a completely revised and updated chapter on Energy
Posted: May 12, 2017, 2:23 pm
This past weekend I seemed to drive by property after property burning brush leftover from winter's damage.  I even saw reports in my town of brush fires, perhaps from those taking advantage of the warm spring weather to burn.  In
Posted: April 21, 2017, 1:35 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: March 3, 2017, 5:11 pm
In our rapidly and constantly changing world we hear often about this thing called "resiliency".  But, what is it and how does it relate to model codes such as building, life safety and fire codes?    NFPA has been exploring the concept
Posted: February 24, 2017, 4:16 pm
The topic of vacant buildings seems minute in the scale of the Fire Code provisions, and the provisions can often be overlooked.  However, vacant buildings, especially those of combustible construction, pose a hazard to adjacent exposures, fire
Posted: February 6, 2017, 1:56 pm
Last weekend, our region received its first "real" snowfall of the season.  A solid 17" of snow fell at my house.  I can't complain as a few days in the 50s this week has melted most of it!   Snow accumulation can quickly obstruct fire
Posted: January 13, 2017, 8:52 pm
With the flip of the calendar to November, the time of year has arrived (at least in New England) where we need to inevitably turn on the heat. Fall and winter bring their own set of fire safety challenges and users and code officials must be aware of
Posted: November 4, 2016, 2:49 pm
It's back to school time.  Time for teachers to prepare their classrooms for the upcoming school year and welcome students back to classes.  Where does the summer go?  Soon artwork will cover the walls, student projects will be on display,
Posted: August 31, 2016, 7:53 pm
Today I am packing my bags for a week of committee meetings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Next week, the Safety to Life and Building Code occupancy Technical Committees will be holding their Second Draft meetings. Eight different committees will
Posted: July 15, 2016, 2:08 pm
Summer is officially here.  'Tis the season for fireworks shows and displays.    NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2015 edition, contains provisions for the storage, use, and handling or explosives, fireworks, and model rocketry in Chapter 65. 
Posted: June 24, 2016, 2:22 pm